Both attorneys and non-attorney disability representatives are able to represent you with your Social Security Disability case.
Social Security Attorneys
A non-attorney representative is not required to have a college education but should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience or training. They are only able to represent their clients in the realm of a disability claim.
Whether you choose to hire a Social Security attorney or a non-attorney representative, the fee is usually the same.
This fee is regulated by the Social Security Administration and comes directly from your back payment benefits. In either case, your representative will not be paid unless you win your case.
If you have decided to hire an attorney for your claim, be sure that you confirm that he/she is a member of the bar. Non-attorney representative firms may use titles such as legal representative or disability advocate which can be misleading.