Social Security Disability Lawyer in Norfolk, Virginia
Let a Norfolk Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsNo one wants to be forced out of work because of an injury or illness. However every year, thousands of people have to do just that. With medical bills piling up on top of everyday household expenses, it can become overwhelming. Social security disability benefits may be the only thing that can help many families stay afloat. Applying for disability benefits can be done any number of ways – in person at a Social Security Administration office, on the phone or via the web.
Another way to start the SSD or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits application is by contacting a social security disability attorney. With the help of an SSD/SSI lawyer, you can significantly help your chances of winning your case. Using their training in disability law, your lawyer can assist you during every phase of the claims process from the initial application to any appeals that you may decide to file.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Norfolk, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Norfolk, VA 23505
This office also serves clients in Portsmouth, Ford Monroe, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Fort Eustis, Hampton and surrounding areas.
In the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area sits Norfolk, Virginia's second largest city. With a history that stretches back to 1689, it is one of the oldest cities in the region and has become its urban, financial and cultural center. Today, Norfolk hosts the world's largest naval base, one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast. It, unfortunately, is also home to more than 43,000 people with disabilities – many of which could be eligible for disability benefits.
Be aware that most first time SSD/SSI applications are rejected. You may file an appeal if you disagree with the decision. In order to help win your case, it is important that you keep detailed medical records. You should also speak with your doctor who can tell you if they believe you are disabled. Your doctor can also write a letter on your behalf that include with your disability benefits claim. For many doctors, writing a letter to include as part of an SSD/SSI benefits application may be different from many of the other letters of diagnosis that he or she may write. A disability advocate can assist you or your doctor with writing any letters that may be able to strengthen your case and acquiring all of the necessary paperwork to submit during the application procedure.
Doctors visits are an important part of the disability claims process. For some who apply, they are without health insurance which creates an expense that in some cases are more than they can afford. The Social Security Administration normally will send a person to a doctor for an examination of their condition. While it is not impossible to win your case without a detailed medical history of your disability, it is much more difficult. Sometimes a brief exam is all that is required to prove a disability, but when filing an SSD/SSI claim, a judge or an administrator will ask for a history of your condition and will want to know how it has been treated by a doctor.
Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care
611 West Branbleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Park Place Medical Center
3415 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23504