West Virginia residents who are living with a long-term disability or a terminal illness often lose the ability to work. If you are disabled, significant medical costs and normal living expenses may have become unmanageable because of loss of income. However, you may be interested in seeking Social Security Disability Income to continue supporting yourself and your family financially.
Though your condition may be on the Social Security Administration’s list of qualifying conditions, your claim may be denied for a number of reasons. When this occurs, many people become discouraged and may believe they will not receive SSDI benefits. However, most claims are denied after the initial application.
The process of filing a claim, making an appeal for reconsideration and an appeal before an administrative law judge may take a long time, but you may benefit from legal representation when filing your initial application or when your claim has been denied. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our team has an integral knowledge of the complete process of filing SSDI claims and the circumstances that often lead to denials. We understand your needs and might advocate for you at every step, helping you develop your case, file your application and appeal if your claim is denied.
The long and rigorous SSDI application process often leaves applicants feeling lost and unable to get any kind of help. Our attorneys may be able to help people with disabilities get the benefits they need to protect their families’ financial stability. Our attorneys’ familiarity with all aspects of SSDI may serve as a valuable asset to people seeking disability benefits. If you have a physical impairment or other disability that is keeping you from working, please see our page on filing for Social Security disability benefits.
Source: Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, “Huntington SSD Lawyers“, October 22, 2014