Q: Do I need a lawyer to apply for social security disability? If so, can I find one for Probono?
Had back surgery 10 years ago and I don’t feel I can continue in the same field of work that I have the most experience/knowledge in.(manufacturing, metal fabricator)
A: A social security disability attorney could advise best, but you await a response for two weeks. I'm not sure if you'll readily find a pro bono social security disability attorney. You could search online. But you could also consider reaching out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. The social security disability attorneys I know do not charge up front; they work on a contingency basis. That means they only charge a fee if they win your case. This is something you must confirm with the attorneys you reach out to - that's between you and them. You ask if you need a lawyer. That decision is up to you. Many people recommend going with one. That's also something you could discuss with the attorneys you reach out to. Good luck
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