Disabled? Need income? Don’t know where to turn? You could be eligible for Social Security disability payments.
Obtaining Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be crucial for your well-being if you are ill and unable to work. But actually receiving those benefits can be a drawn-out, bureaucratic process, and many claimants end up appealing an initial denial.
That’s why you need our South Carolina SSD lawyers at Joye Law Firm working for you. For decades, we have helped South Carolinians like you navigate the federal government’s confusing application and appeals process so that you get the Social Security disability benefits you deserve as quickly as possible.
Let us help you today. If you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from working, Social Security disability may offer financial relief. Call 888-324-3100 or use this online contact form to speak with a South Carolina SSD lawyer now. We will review your case and explain your legal rights free of charge – and with no strings attached.
Social Security Disability Payments in South Carolina
Social Security is not just for retired people. It’s also for those who are unable to work for a year or more because of health problems.
The federal government outlines specific criteria that must be met before someone is declared eligible for SSD benefits.
First, you must be totally disabled. This means that you have a condition that prevents you from performing substantial gainful work.
The Social Security Administration requires evidence that:
- You cannot do work that you did before.
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
- You cannot adjust to any other type of employment because of your medical condition(s).
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you also must have a history of employment. Generally, you can qualify if you have paid into the Social Security system for 40 quarters – 20 of which were in the last 10 years before you became disabled.
If you have not worked enough to qualify for SSDI benefits, you could be entitled to disability benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, provided you have little income and few assets.
More than $130 billion in Social Security disability benefits were paid to 9 million Americans in 2011. You might be eligible for payments as well.
But the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits – and proving that you are qualified – can be a long and difficult journey. In fact, the Social Security Administration initially denies almost 7 out of 10 initial applicants, even though many are actually qualified.
Here’s the good news: With the right attorney on your side, your odds of success are greatly improved.
Our Charleston Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers can:
- File your initial claim quickly and completely.
- Plug any holes in your case.
- Strengthen your claim by calling in medical specialists.
- Acquire important medical reports.
- Monitor your case every step of the way.
- Supplement your claim with updated records.
- Advocate for you at hearings.
- Make solid legal arguments.
- Present persuasive evidence.
- Prepare for every contingency.
- Subpoena key witnesses.
- Conduct vital research.
- File a Social Security appeal if necessary.
- Help you secure every penny you deserve.
Disability Benefits Can Help Pay Living Expenses
Disability is something most people don’t like to think about. But your chances of becoming disabled are probably greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age.
Winning your SSD claim could result in a regular, monthly check to help cover housing expenses, food costs and medical coverage.
Losing your Social Security claim – especially if you don’t have any other source of income – could be devastating.
Our disability litigation team can help you recover benefits for long-term medical conditions such as:
- Heart problems
- Chronic liver disease
- Hearing loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Lung ailments
- Hearing Loss
- Autistic Disorder
- Panic attacks (anxiety)
- Bipolar disorder
- Other mental and physical issues
Talk with Our South Carolina SSDI / SSI Lawyers
There is no charge for an initial case review. Even if we accept your case you will not have to pay us any money up front. That’s because we handle SSD claims on a contingency fee basis.
Joye Law Firm has fought for injured and disabled citizens in South Carolina for more than four decades. Contact our South Carolina Social Security claims attorneys today for a free review of your case.
Our South Carolina benefits attorneys at Joye Law Firm can help you throughout the entire Social Security disability process, no matter if you are a first-time applicant or have already been denied. Just Call Joye at 888-594-7738 or fill out our free online case evaluation form.