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Social Security Disability Lawyer

Manning Social Security Disability Lawyers

social security disability attorneys in manning, SCIf you’re suffering from a disability and can no longer work, you’ve probably heard about getting financial assistance through the U.S. government’s Social Security Disability program. You may have already applied for monthly benefits and been denied. Don’t despair — instead, consider consulting with a South Carolina SSD lawyer. A Social Security Disability lawyer can help you through the entire process of applying for benefits and, if necessary, assist with any appeals that may be necessary through South Carolina’s legal system.

Contact a Manning social security disability lawyer at Land, Parker & Welch, P.A. for assistance with your SSD claim. Our compassionate SSD / SSI lawyers will build a case on your behalf.

Call (803) 435-8894 or use our online contact form for a free consultation.

120 years of combined experience in social security disability cases
Our South Carolina accident and disability attorneys have more than 120 years of combined experience assisting disabled South Carolina residents to obtain SSD benefits. We can also help eligible citizens with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), another government benefits program.

Located in Manning, our firm prides itself on treating its clients like family. When you call Land, Parker & Welch, P.A., you won’t be talking to an automated service. You’ll get to speak directly with an SSD attorney about South Carolina disability and workplace accident laws.

About Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disability program provides benefits to people whose disabilities prevent them from doing their old jobs and cannot “engage in any substantial gainful activity” due to their physical or mental impairments.  More than 9.4 million Americans received Social Security Disability benefits in 2010, according to the Social Security Administration’s annual report. The average monthly benefit was $1,067.60.

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Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Payments?

There are several criteria that an individual must meet in order to be eligible for Social Security Disability payments.

  • First, the applicant must be less than retirement age and have a substantial enough (and recent enough) work history to qualify for benefits. That work history is determined by how many quarters a person has worked and can vary based on his or her age and when they became disabled.
  • Next, applicants for Social Security Disability benefits must establish that they have a disability that is expected to result in death and has lasted (or is expected to last) for more than one year.
    • Remember this: It is not enough to simply tell the Social Security Administration that you are disabled in an application. You must substantiate your claims with considerable amounts of medical documentation. This is a very important step in the application process.

    can i get social security disability benefits in south carolina It can take 3-5 months for the SSA to evaluate your claim, so you want to make sure you get the application done right the first time. A skilled Manning SSD attorney will be able to tell you what types of records you should obtain in order to present the strongest social security disability case on the first go-round. Our social security disability lawyers can help you.

    I’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits. Now What?

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    Don’t be surprised if you are denied benefits upon the first try. A large proportion of people are not approved for benefits based on their initial request. The good news is that there is an appeals process so that your claim can be reconsidered.

    Contact Our Manning, SC Social Security Disability Lawyers Today

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    If you’re disabled and seeking Social Security Disability benefits, an SSD / SSI lawyer can help you navigate through the confusing application process and help with appeals. Call Land, Parker & Welch, P.A. or contact us online for a case evaluation free of charge.

Featured Social Security Disability FAQs

Can I apply for Social Security Disability Online?

Yes. Many of our clients start their claim process by filing online. If you have access to the internet, this is a convenient way to start the process. You should prepare just as you would if you were applying in person – have all of your medical and treating physician information in hand as you will be asked for this information in the reports.
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What Information Do I need when I apply Online or In Person?

The Social Security Administration requires that you provide information regarding you personally, your spouse or children if they are eligible to receive benefits through your earning record, your medical treatment and banking information.  When gathering the medical information, you will need to have the names, addresses, telephone numbers of treating physicians, dates of services (to include future appointments) and current medications. There is a helpful checklist on the SSA Website:
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What I do not have the money to continue treating with my physician?

Your claim with Social Security is based on medical evidence. We encourage our clients to continue treating their illnesses with their treating physician if at all possible. If you are not able to continue medical services with your existing physician due to finances, explore treatment at medical clinics that have sliding fee scale (community clinics, community mental health clinics).

How much do you charge?

The usual fee is 25% (one-quarter) of back benefits up to a maximum amount set by SSA, currently is set at $6,000.00. That is, the fee is one-fourth of those benefits that build up by the time you are found disabled and benefits are paid. No fee comes out of current monthly benefits and we do not collect unless you receive a favorable decision.

Can I get unemployment benefits during the application process?

No. We are often asked about applying for or continuing receiving unemployment benefits. Applying for and accepting unemployment benefits, by its nature, requires that you are willing and physically able to work, this position is not consistent with a claim for social security disability.