Have you been disabled from a work injury or disease where you are no longer able to work? If the disability prevents you from working for one year or longer, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
At Epperly & Follis, our Social Security Disability lawyers pursue claims for both disabled adults and disabled children, or family members of the disabled person. We have handled many disability claims and helped our clients get the benefits they are entitled to so they will be able to financially survive with a disability.
Many of our clients come to us after being denied benefits. The first step is to determine your eligibility for SSD.
To be eligible, you must have first paid into Social Security. If you have been working in a standard W2 job for many years, your employer is required to pay into social security.
The disability should be expected to last for at least one year, or result in death. The disability can be a result of a physical or mental condition, or a combination of a number of such conditions. To be considered disabled, a person must establish that he or she cannot perform his or her past work and be unable to perform other types of employment.
There are many conditions which might be eligible for disability:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a federal agency that administers retirement and disability benefits, and defines disability as a person’s inability to perform any kind of work for which he or she is suited because of an injury or a medical condition.
The Social Security system provides benefits for the disabled under two separate but related programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To get disability benefits from Social Security, you must apply. How much a person receives as a benefit depends on his or her work history, resources, and other available income.
Have you been denied benefits? Statistics show only 30-40 percent of disability claims are approved on the first try. This means 60%-70% of all disability claims are denied on the first try and that is why you should contact the attorneys at Epperly & Follis. People represented by attorneys are more successful in obtaining Social Security benefits than people without legal representation. At Epperly & Follis, our attorneys will find out what benefits you are entitled to, and how we can help you get them.
If you have been denied eligibility for SSDI, you have 60 days from the date of the denial letter to request an appeal, so the sooner you contact Epperly & Follis, the better. There are typically four levels of appeal, including:
As soon as your application is denied, call Epperly & Follis so we can begin preparing your case and gathering evidence. You can trust us to assist you with this process and help you reach a positive conclusion.
If you have any questions regarding Social Security, contact the social security disability law firm of Epperly & Follis, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia for a free consultation today at 1-888-703-0109 or (804) 648-6480, or contact us via our online Contact Form.
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