Q: Does it matter who I retain to represent me?

A: It can.  The Social Security Administration has no special requirements in order to represent you in your social security case.  A family member can act as your representative.  You want to know who will be working on your claim and what experience that person has.  Has your representative had any training with regard to Social Security issues?  Do you have a representative who knows how to cross-examine the government’s expert?  Does your representative have legal malpractice insurance? Are they able to take your claim into federal court?  Remember, no matter who you hire, the fee is the same, regardless of experience and training.

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