Social Security Disability Lawyer in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Let a Harrisonburg Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsIf you are injured and unable to work full-time, you understand how difficult it is to pay your medical and household bills while not bringing in a consistent income. However, if you have been out of work because of an injury for twelve months or more, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. SSD benefits are available to any American worker who has paid his or her social security taxes (normally they are taken out of your paycheck as FICA taxes).
There are four different ways that you can file a claim for social security benefits. First, you can visit your local Social Security Administration office. Second, you can call the toll-free national hotline. Third, you can log on to the SSA's website. Finally, you can contact a social security disability advocate. Having an SSD/SSI attorney is not a must, it can greatly increase the chances that you will win your case. Many parts of the disability benefits claim application can be done without a licensed lawyer, but be aware that it is very unlikely that an average person will be able to win an SSD/SSI claim on his or her own. Your disability attorney will have the knowledge and the resources to build the strongest possible case to present.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Harrisonburg, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
This office also serves clients in Dayton, Pleasant Valley, Hinton, Keezletown, Bridgewater, Singers Glen, Linville, Penn Laird, Mount Crawford, Port Republic, Lacey Spring, Broadway, Fulks Run and surrounding areas.
Despite its status as the seat of Rockingham County, Harrisonburg remains an independent city. As the home to James Madison University, Harrisonburg was born in 1779 when Thomas Harrison deeded two and a half acres of land to the public good. That area today is known as Historic Downtown Harrisonburg and is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Yet more than 5,000 people in Harrisonburg have some type of disability . If you are among them, you could be eligible for social security disability benefits.
Anywhere from 70 to 75 percent of social security disability benefits claims are initially denied. If you are among that group, a denial does not mean that the process is over. You may file and SSD/SSI appeal to have your claim reconsidered. Putting together the necessary paperwork, talking to doctors and filing by the required deadlines can best be done with the help of your disability benefits lawyer. In addition, he or she will know the regulations and will have a sense of the administrators making the decision, all of which can help in preparing your case.
For people who are already struggling with bills, the idea of hiring a lawyer is reason for concern. However most social security disability advocates work on a contingency basis, which means that you will not have pay unless your case is won. Likewise, if you are having trouble paying for medical visits, there are free and low cost medical services that are available.
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25 W. Water St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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3000 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
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