Kay Dansby is the founder and principal attorney at The Dansby Law Firm, P.C., where she concentrates her practice on helping people who are disabled from working collect the benefits they need and deserve from the Social Security Administration. Ms. Dansby is a former Social Security Staff Attorney who knows the system inside and out and understands how to help people when their application for benefits has been denied.
Ms. Dansby is rated BV Distinguished by the renowned legal directory Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting a high level of legal ability and commitment to ethics in representation as measured by her peers in the legal profession. She has shared her knowledge of the Social Security benefits system as an Adjunct Professor at Auburn University in Montgomery as well as Central Texas College in Killeen. Ms. Dansby is a Past President of the Soroptimist Club, an organization of business and professional women dedicated to helping other females around the world improve their lives and achieve their best.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) does allow claimants to represent themselves with the help of a non-attorney advocate. However, it’s in your best interests to work with a licensed attorney. This is especially true when it comes to disability law since the attorney is much more likely to know about case law and Social Security regulations that apply to your situation. Another benefit of working with a licensed attorney is that he or she can represent you in federal court. Since non-attorney SSDI advocates and licensed attorneys often charge close to the same fee, it just makes sense to choose the latter.
Sometimes the SSA denies requests for benefits when the evidence of a disability seems obvious to everyone else. In this situation, an additional consultative exam with an expert in your specific type of disability can provide the proof you need to win your case. While this can be costly and isn’t appropriate for every case, you want to ensure that the lawyer you work with is at least willing to consider arranging this type of exam if necessary.
Social security is complex and highly specialized, which means you shouldn’t work with just a general attorney. Kay Dansby has significant training in disability law.
Request a Free Review of Your Disability Claim Today
At the Dansby Law Firm, we understand that you’re in a difficult and frustrating situation. Even though your disability prevents you from working, you still need income to support yourself and your family. We invite you to contact our office in Montgomery, AL at 334-834-7001 to learn more about the process of filing an appeal when you have received a denial letter for SSDI benefits. You pay nothing upfront if you decide to retain our firm since our fee comes directly from your SSDI back payments.
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