Social Security disability benefits are designed to be a safety net for people who find themselves unable to work because of illness or injury. Unfortunately, rather than feeling cared for and protected by the system, many disabled workers instead struggle to get the benefits they deserve and end up feeling frustrated and alone. At Alperin Law, compassion and understanding are at the core of our guiding principles when fighting for our clients who need Social Security disability benefits.
Speak With Social Security Disability Insurance Attorney Scott Alperin About Your Free Consultation
" If your SSDI application for benefits has been denied—or if you are preparing your first application—I can help take the confusion and mystery out of the process. You can ease the burden of applying for Social Security disability benefits by working with a qualified attorney. My team has helped many people obtain Social Security disability benefits, and we can help you too. When you need an experienced SSDI lawyer in the Norfolk, Virginia area who will treat you like family, don't hesitate to contact me directly."
-Attorney Scott Alperin
How Does Alperin Law Help Social Security Disability Insurance Clients?
SSDI eligibility requirements depend on your age, your years in the workforce and when you became disabled. Our team will be able to tell you whether you are eligible to apply, potentially saving you time and a great deal of frustration.
Determining Whether You Are Disabled
If you have met the eligibility requirements, the next important step is to determine whether you meet the Social Security Administration’s criteria for disability. Unlike workers’ compensation and other insurance programs, the Social Security Administration (SSA) only pays for total disability, meaning you must prove that you can no longer do any previous job you have held and there is no other job you can perform. You must also prove that you will be unable to work for at least a year or that the condition will result in death. These are tough standards to meet, and many people are denied the first time they apply. However, the disability attorneys at Alperin Law will help the SSA understand the severity of your disabilities—whether they are physical or mental health—to ensure the success of your claim.
Our Social Security Disability Attorneys Can Help You Identify Specific Conditions
Any medical condition that is severe enough to prevent you from being able to work for at least a year can qualify you for disability benefits. The SSA maintains a publication—the Blue Book—which contains an extensive listing of disabling impairments and the information and evidence you need to prove that you are disabled.
How Long Will the Application Process Take?
On average, it takes three to four months to get your initial determination, and another three to four months for reconsideration if your initial application is denied. In some cases, it can take as long as two years for benefits to be awarded. The SSA does have expedited programs for people with very serious or terminal conditions so that they can begin receiving benefits when they need them most. Working with a Social Security disability attorney can make sure the process is as smooth and efficient as it can possibly be.
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