A disability claimant solicits advice from others
I came across a webpage on which an individual who has decided to finally apply for disability was seeking advice about social security disability from others.
Some of the answers provided by the other individuals seemed helpful. However, some of it was a bit off base. For instance, the individual who said he didn't think he could afford a disability lawyer obviously didn't understand that disability lawyers are only paid a fee if a case is won (25 percent of an approved claimant's backpay).
This, of course, is one of the problems concerning information on the web, particularly information that can be found in forums and on blogs that are written by individuals who have never worked for either the social security administration or disability determination services. The contributors to such sites mean well enough, but very often the information you find there is only half right at best. And sometimes the information is exceedingly wrong.
And it is for this reason that I always caution people in this way: be cautious and wary of anything you read online, because it may not be correct, even if the writer of the material has an honest and genuine concern regarding the subject matter.
Here's a page from this blog that focuses on: Social Security Disability Advice that may be beneficial
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