Tips for finding another disability representative
So your Social Security Disability representative has informed you that they will no longer be representing you and I bet you are HOTTER than fish grease!! You are probably angry because you think they dropped your case for no good reason. You are probably angrier because you feel like the representative left you ‘hanging in the wind’.
Well, before you get TOO angry, stop for a second and focus on a few things. One, even though they are no longer representing you, your case is still active. Focus on moving forward and not stressing on the past. Two, you have to decide if you are going to handling your Social Security Disability case on your own. You may decide that you would prefer to handle your own case. Three, now that you have had an experience with having a representative, ask yourself what you liked and what you didn’t like. Now, you have a reference for the next time you decide to hire someone else.
Finally, if you have decided that you are going to hire a new representative, keep a few things in mind:
1) Don’t penalize the next representative for how the prior representative treated you.
Yes, you’re mad but the next representative didn’t have anything to do with it.
2) If you don’t know WHY the representative let you go, DON’T GUESS!
Most people think they have an idea why their prior representative dropped their case but if you don’t know, don’t make matters worse by coming up with some reason you THINK they dropped your case.
3) If the new representative asks you about your relationship with your prior representative, ANSWER the question. Don’t ARGUE your point!
Sometimes, people are so worried that the next representative may be looking for any potential problems so people go into DEFENSE mode. Doing that may actually make your situation worse. An honest candid answer is more powerful that arguing your position. If you have to argue your position, you are trying to hard to convince somebody that you didn’t do anything wrong. Unfortunately, if you decide to argue why you think the other representative was wrong to let you go, this may make the new representative suspicious.
Just remember, you have a right to find a new representative just as much as a representative has a right to let you go. Don’t take it personal. Keep it moving.