Call Joye Law Firm or use our online contact form to speak with an SSD lawyer at our Myrtle Beach office today. An attorney at our Social Security Disability benefit law firm will review your disability claim and explain your options free of charge—and with no strings attached. Obtaining disability benefits is a vital step toward having some financial security if you are unable to work.
Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in Myrtle Beach
Social Security Disability Insurance can provide financial assistance to individuals who can no longer maintain employment due to a medically diagnosed mental or physical disability. The SSA outlines the eligibility qualifications that must be met for an individual to be approved for SSD benefits.
You must have a disability that prevents you from maintaining a job and performing substantial, gainful work.
The evidence accompanying your SSD application must show:
- You can no longer do work that you did before
- Your medical condition prevents you from adapting to other types of gainful work
- Your medical disability must be expected to last at least a year or be a progressive condition that will lead eventually to death.
In addition to complying with the medical requirements, you must have a work history. You must have worked enough years and paid taxes into the Social Security system long enough to qualify to draw Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The number of work credits you will need to qualify varies depending on your age.
Applicants for SSDI benefits are required to submit a number of documents including:
- Employment records
- Medical records
- Financial records including bank records and retirement accounts
- Workers’ compensation records if you received workers’ comp benefits.
If you have not worked long enough to qualify for SSDI benefits and have little or no income, then you may be entitled to claim Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI provides support for individuals with few financial resources.
Most disability applications are initially handled by Social Security field offices. The address of the SSA field office in Myrtle Beach is:
Social Security Administration
611 Burroughs and Chapin Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
You can find out more about Social Security Disability by calling the Joye Law Firm. Whether you are considering submitting a disability benefits application or wondering how to proceed after receiving a denial letter, our attorneys at Joye Law Firm can answer your questions, discuss your options and guide you through the process. Our Myrtle Beach disability attorneys understand the types of medical evidence that claims reviewers are looking for in order to approve disability claims. Our SSD lawyers are familiar with the common mistakes that cause disability applications to be delayed or denied.