Will Writing My Congressman Help Me Get Social Security Disability?

Jul 25, 2011 Comments Off on Will Writing My Congressman Help Me Get Social Security Disability? by

Question: Will writing my Congressman help me get Social Security disability?

Answer: No. I wish it were that simple.

When you contact your Congressman about your Social Security disability case, the Congressman’s staff sends a form letter to Social Security. You get a copy. Social Security sends a form letter back to your Congressman. You get a copy. It looks like something important is going on but it’s just a meaningless exchange of form letters. You can read the form letters that Social Security uses. It doesn’t help you. It doesn’t hurt you. It does not affect your case.

While contacting your Congressman may do nothing to advance your individual case, it does alert Congress to the problems at Social Security. However, judging by the poor funding that Social Security receives, the message isn’t getting across as well as it ought to.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.