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Are you suffering from an illness or injury that has left you unable to work? If you are completely disabled, you may be eligible to receive monthly Social Security benefits, although obtaining those benefits can be a challenge. At Marks & Harrison, we help qualifying individuals in Virginia obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they are entitled to receive. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than half the claims they receive in the initial application phase, and representation by an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can make all the difference in the success of your claim.
BECAUSE THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN SPECIFIC CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, PAST CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN FUTURE CASES UNDERTAKEN BY A LAWYER OR LAW FIRM.
Our firm was established in 1911 – more than 100 years ago – and our practice is focused exclusively on helping injured people. We have handled a wide range of Social Security Disability claims and helped many people to obtain the benefits they need to survive after illness or injury has disabled them.
We can serve clients from our Richmond headquarters or from any of our other eight offices located throughout Virginia. Call or click here today to receive a free consultation.
The earlier in the process you come to our firm for help with your Social Security Disability (SSD) claim, the more we will be able to help you. To begin with, we can review your circumstances to determine whether or not you are eligible for SSD benefits. SSD is for people who have worked and paid into Social Security, then later become disabled.
If you are disabled but your work history is insufficient to qualify you for SSD, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits – another program administered by SSA. Most applications for SSD benefits are initially denied by SSA. Our seasoned Richmond Social Security Disability attorney can help you obtain the necessary medical documentation and ensure that your application is properly and completely prepared to increase your chances of approval in the initial application phase.
If your claim has been denied in the application phase, it is even more important that our knowledgeable SSD attorney represent you in the “reconsideration” or hearing stage. Much pre-hearing preparation may be needed, so contact our firm as soon as possible after your application has been denied. Our help can make a significant difference in whether or not you win on appeal.
SSA defines “disability” as a person’s inability to perform any kind of work because of an injury or a medical condition. The disability should be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. The disability can be a result of a physical or mental condition or a combination of such conditions. There are a number of impairments listed by SSA under 14 different categories that qualify adults as disabled for SSD purposes. Those categories are:
Many people have medical conditions that they may not realize are qualifying conditions for Social Security Disability benefits. Examples of such conditions include: fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, panic attacks, asthma, and obesity.
If you have been denied Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, contact the Virginia Social Security Disability attorneys of Marks & Harrison today. Statistics show that people represented by attorneys are more successful in obtaining Social Security benefits than people without attorney representation.
Our firm will take a look at your Social Security case to see what benefits you are entitled to and how we can help you obtain the Social Security benefits you deserve. Disabled persons or their families are eligible to collect SSD. Once benefits begin, they will continue as long as the person remains disabled.
The Virginia Social Security Disability lawyers of Marks & Harrison provide our clients with the information needed to make an informed decision regarding Social Security Disability laws and regulations. An understanding of your legal rights can help you deal effectively with your disability and the resulting financial issues.
It is estimated that up to 54 million disabled children, adults and their families live in the United States. To provide economic assistance to the disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has instituted two programs:
Once you have recognized that you need help with your Social Security Disability claim, the next step is selecting an attorney to help you through the process. Our experienced attorneys have seen a great variety of situations relating to Social Security Disability and have helped many people receive the benefits to which they are entitled. If your claim is denied, contact our Virginia Social Security Disability lawyers.
At Marks & Harrison, we know that our help can make a difference in whether or not you are successful in winning on appeal. The Government’s own statistics show that benefits are awarded far more frequently to people with attorneys than to those who handle their own claims without an attorney to represent their best interests. For instance, as part of the claims process, you may have a hearing before an administrative law judge, and that appearance is a legal proceeding. An attorney experienced in Social Security Disability claims can help you at the hearing and may mean the difference between your receiving benefits or not. The sooner you contact us, the better.
However, representation makes the most difference at the Hearing stage. It is very important that you arrange for attorney representation early enough to allow time for hearing preparation. It is best to call Marks & Harrison as soon as your application for benefits is denied. Much pre-hearing preparation, analysis and evidence gathering go into successful representation in a Social Security case.
There is never a charge for an initial consultation, and you will pay no legal fees unless your claim is approved. Our team of lawyers and support staff strives to satisfactorily meet client objectives and goals by focusing on your case. Should you choose to have us represent you, we will do the following:
Improve your odds of receiving benefits. Contact us today by calling us toll free at 1-888-807-3136. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can also submit a Case Evaluation online. For more information on social security disability claims in Virginia, please review: Social Security Disability Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) To visit the official site for the U.S. Social Security Administration, click here.