Social Security Disability Lawyer in Arkansas
Social Security Fundamentals
Social Security disability benefits are paid only to those who suffer from a total disability. Partial disability
or short-term disabilities do not qualify for Social Security Benefits.
In plain terms, a person must have an illness or injury that significantly
prevents them from doing basic work activities such as walking or sitting.
It means you cannot do the work that you did before and are unable to
adjust to other work, due to your medical condition. Social Security specifically
defines "disability" in terms of your being unable to work for
a year or expected to be in that condition for a year or to result in
death. They operate on the assumption that you will have other resources
to take care of a short-term disability.
At The Law Office of Mike Angel, the basic procedure I follow is to first
eligibility for the program or under the
Compassionate Allowance Program and then to ensure your
claim is correctly filed per the requirements of the Social Security Administration.
Even with the help of an experienced
Arkansas social security disability attorney, first claims can be disapproved. If your claim is
denied, there are 4 levels of
appeal that I am fully prepared to undertake in order to obtain the benefits
you need. The
Social Security Disability process and timeline can take from three to five months, so it's important to get started
on the application as soon as you are disabled.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the most frequently asked questions is,"How long will disability payments last." Social Security will continue to pay benefits if your medical condition
has not improved and you continue to be unable to work. They feel that
due to medical advances, people can sometimes recover from serious illnesses
and accidents. They expect to be informed if your medical condition improves.
Your condition will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are,
in fact, suffering from a total disability. I can represent you throughout
this process to ensure you are treated fairly.
People also want to know
how much they will be receiving in SSD payments. The amount you receive will depend upon your average lifetime earnings.
It can also be affected by other government benefits that you receive.
It is part of my job to make certain you understand the SSD program and
how it is administered. I encourage your questions and look forward to
helping you obtain your deserved benefits.
When a serious illness or injury has made you unable to work, immediately
contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Arkansas
for help in getting SSD benefits.