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I am a nurse, currently not working due to ms. I have

I am a nurse...

I am a nurse, currently not working due to ms. I have decided along with my pcp that returning to work is probably not an option. Will hiring an attorney increase my chances of being approved for social security disability benefits?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

I work for a small medical office that has no HR and the office manager does not have any experience on this type of issue. I have not contacted a lawyer yet.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

"at will".

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Just that I am completely ignorant to the process and would like to know if having a lawyer is the best way to file.

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