Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, depression/anxiety in early 2004. I resigned from my job in January 2005 because I just couldn't manage working anymore due to the above-mentioned conditions. This month I decided to apply for SSDI because we really are struggling due to the loss of my income. I was told by a good friend that is on SSDI that it is better NOT to have the help of an attorney until I've been denied. An attorney I spoke to that specializes in SSDI cases, said my chances are better if I let him help me now. I am so confused and I don't know what to do. I know attorneys aren't free and they will take a chunk of my funds IF I am approved. What has been your experiences? Is it better to go with a SSDI Attorney NOW or wait until I am denied, then get the attorney?? Help! Thank you so much.