South Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you are disabled, you shouldn’t have to spend all your time and energy fighting for the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits you deserve. Unfortunately, many people find themselves doing just that. In fact, a large portion of people who apply for disability benefits are denied their first time.
At Mickle & Bass, our dedicated South Carolina Social Security Disability lawyers have extensive experience helping deserving clients secure the benefits and back payments they need to move forward with their lives. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and learn how we can help you navigate this complicated process. Let us take that frustration off you.
How Our S.C. Disability Attorneys Can Help You
Although you can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on your own, it helps to have an attorney who understands the process and what it takes to file a successful application. Especially if you have already been denied benefits, you should consult with our knowledgeable South Carolina SSD attorneys about your next steps.
Clients choose our firm to handle their SSDI and SSI claims because:
- Our team has in-depth knowledge of the complex Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations ─ which only comes from years of experience successfully handling these types of claims.
- We will thoroughly review your application materials and supporting documentation to make sure your claim is backed up by proper medical reports and information about your work history.
- Our team will obtain your medical records to ensure the treatment you are receiving is sufficient for your disability.
- Before submitting your claim, our attorneys will flag any problems with your application that might raise questions or prompt a denial from the SSA.
- If your original claim for SSD benefits was denied, we will go back through it and track down the additional evidence you need to request reconsideration of your application.
- Our attorneys pride ourselves on being responsive to our clients’ needs and answering any questions you have about the SSD application or appeal process.
Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your claim with our experienced South Carolina Social Security Disability lawyers. Our team is here to take the burden of fighting for benefits off you.
Understanding Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance
There are two main factors to consider when applying for Social Security Disability Insurance:
Do you have a qualifying “disability” (as defined by the SSA)?
The Social Security Administration defines “disability” as:
- Having a health condition that has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or to result in death
- Being unable to do the work you did before your disability
- Being unable to do other work due to your disability
Have you worked enough and paid into Social Security?
In order to be eligible for SSDI benefits, a person has to have paid into the Social Security system during their working years and also must have worked within the past 10 years. To understand how you earn SSA credits based on your work history, you can review the SSA’s booklet “How You Earn Credits.”
Preparing Your Documentation for Your SSD Application
Lack of proper documentation is the main reason many SSD claims are rejected. Even if you have a clear disability and obvious need for benefits, your application can be denied if your documentation is not in order.
When you work with our skilled team of South Carolina SSD attorneys, some of the information we will need from you includes:
- Date and place of birth
- Social Security number
- Spouse’s (and former spouse’s) name, Social Security number, and birthdate
- Date and location of marriage
- Date of divorce or death of spouse
- Names and birthdates for minor children
- Medical records, including your doctors’ contact information
- Proof of income from the past two years
- Employer’s contact information
- List of jobs for the 15 years before you became disabled and couldn’t work
- Social Security Statement
- Dates of military service (if you served prior to 1968)
- Workers’ compensation claim information
- Bank account number for direct deposit of benefits
- Emergency contact information
Once we have this information, we can begin the process of building a strong claim for disability benefits. Particularly when it comes to gathering evidence of your disability, our team will work tirelessly to collect all the information needed about past treatments and your prognosis.
Contact us today to discuss the next steps for pursuing your disability claim. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to get started on your case. We do not charge any fees unless and until we recover benefits for you.
Talk to Our South Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers Now
When you are facing a long-term disability that leaves you unable to work, the mounting medical bills and missed paychecks can be a devastating combination. You shouldn’t risk your financial future by trying to navigate the complicated Social Security system alone. Let our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys in South Carolina take the burden off you and handle the details of your claim or appeal.
For years, our dedicated legal team has fought for the rights of disabled clients throughout South Carolina, serving the communities of Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, Charleston, and beyond. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys now by calling or filling out our online form. We are committed to providing you with top-notch customer service and smart legal advice.
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