Social Security Disability Lawyers Serving Little Rock, AR
Improve Your Claim and Get Benefits with Our Firm
When a disability strikes, it can leave you without the ability to support yourself and your dependents or pay for your medical expenses. This can be an overwhelming and frustrating experience. In such cases, however, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Social Security Income (SSI). Nevertheless, approvals for SSD do not come easily, even for those who meet government criteria. The majority of applicants are denied the first time they pursue benefits.Being denied after your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits does not mean that you are not entitled to those benefits. You have the right to appeal and have a judge decide your case. Appealing from the denial of your application is often a lengthy, tedious, and time-consuming process. Attorney Jennifer Flinn at Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A. can guide you through the process, prepare you for your hearing before the judge, and be by your side every step of the way. Having the representation of one of our Little Rock Social Security Disability attorneys can substantially improve your chances of getting the benefits you’re entitled to.
Who is Eligible for SSD?
When making an application for SSD, you must demonstrate to the government that you have a disability and that it is serious enough to impede you from working. Should the Social Security Administration (SSA) determine that your medical impediment is not severe enough to qualify, your application will be denied. If the SSA determines that you have enough functional ability to perform employment-related tasks, for instance, you will be disqualified. Similarly, you will be disqualified if the SSA decides you have the capacity to perform some type of new work.
To be qualified as unable to work, you need to prove that you have been struggling with your disability for at least 1 consecutive year, that you expect it to last for 1 year or more, or that your disability is terminal.
Examples of medical conditions that will generally qualify for SSD include (but are not limited to):
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Blood disorders
- Liver disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Mental illness/disorders
You may have a disability that is not listed under SSA guidelines. In all cases of application or appeal, medical evidence is critical to proving your eligibility. Unlisted medical impairments or less common conditions can be proven via physical exam reports, blood work, and other test results like MRIs, scans, and X-rays. Your doctor and medical records should provide ample evidence for your claim, but you need to know how to present it.
At Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A., we are well-versed in the Social Security application and appeals processes. We know what medical evidence needs to be presented and how to properly prepare your case for submission.
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The benefits you receive under SSD include medical care, as well as monthly cash payments for your living expenses. The amount of your monthly payment will depend on various factors, such as your income, what you paid into the system, your age, and more.
Getting the benefits you need can be a complicated and frustrating process. Having a qualified attorney to help you navigate the system can make a substantial difference in your chances for success. Our firm is here to provide caring and trusted legal help for this important matter.
Talk to one of our attorneys about your disability case at (501) 267-9808 today.