Welp, it's become obvious that my condition has deteriorated to the point where a walk of a hundred yards leaves me gasping for oxygen and even standing for 10 minutes is pretty wearying. I'm applying for disability. Earlier today I was on the net looking at procedures and advocates, a lawyer experienced in the process. I thought I had a firm lined up and did a telephonic interview. It was going swimmingly until the last few questions which pricked the hairs on the back of my neck. "What is your mother's maiden name?" and "What city were you born in?" Neither seemed a question germane to a lawyer arguing for disability, but rather something some shady neeblewumber might need to hack a bank account for something he'd been denied or something equally nefarious. I ended the call and said I'd changed my mind. Soooo.... Anyone have any advice on the process, a friend or attorney that might make a recommendation, or even accept the retainer?