Social security is there to make sure that, if the worst happens, all of us have some way of surviving. Survivor benefits ensure that families don't go bankrupt when the breadwinner in the family dies. If you get disabled, it's designed to provide a safety net to prevent you from being out on the street without a roof over your head or food on your table. In some cases, however, this agency can be extremely difficult to deal with. This is one of the largest of all government bureaucracies and, because of that, you're at risk of being denied benefits for very specious reasons.
If you think about it, part of what an attorney does best is understand complex bureaucracies and how they relate to the people they're supposed to serve. An attorney also understands the rights their clients enjoy and works to make sure that those rights are asserted when appropriate. To make sure that you're not being denied benefits to which you have a right by the Social Security Administration, you should contact an attorney.