Fairmont, West Virginia
Social Security Disability Lawyer in Fairmont, West Virginia
Let a Fairmont Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsSocial Security Administration disability benefits are available to all who suffer from a disability and are no longer able to work a full-time job. For those people, the costs of medical care can often make it difficult to take care of their other financial obligations. In such a circumstance, SSD/SSI benefits can help ease the gap. Applying for disability benefits can be done in multiple ways – in person, by phone or via the Internet. From there, your case is sent to a state Disability Determination Center where the initial decision is made on your case.
However, receiving those benefits is not always easy. Anywhere from 70 to 75 percent of SSD/SSI applications are rejected by the Social Security Administration. Hiring a social security disability lawyer can help you maneuver through all of the aspects of the disability benefits application. There are portions of the application process that can be done without the help of a licensed attorney, but in the event that you should need to file an appeal, having a SSD/SSI lawyer is very useful.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Fairmont, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Fairmont, WV 26554-3666
This office also serves clients in Barrackville, Kingmont, Colfax, Montana Mines, Rivesville, Baxter, Idamay, Grant Town, Farmington, Carolina, Worthington, Four States, Rachel, Shinnston, Enterprise, Mannington, Wyatt, Gypsy, Grafton, Fairview, Meadowbrook, Lumberport, Spelter, Bridgeport and surrounding areas.
Located along Interstate 79 in north central West Virginia, Fairmont is notable for being the birthplace and hometown of Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Mary Lou Retton. The city was first known as Middletown, but in 1843, changed its name to Fairmont (shortened from Fair Mountain). Fairmont is the seat of Marion County, which is home to more than 12,000 people with disabilities . It is likely that many of them are could be eligible for social security disability benefits.
It is not necessary to be permanently disabled in order to receive SSD/SSI benefits. However you must have been disabled for at least twelve months. You must also fit the description of disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration. It is not uncommon for people who have recovered and gone back to work to receive their disability benefits. In fact, your disability advocate may be able to assist you in getting SSD/SSI benefits for a period in the past in which you were disabled.
Because social security disability benefits lawyers are knowledgeable in disability benefit law, they can ask the proper questions of doctors or write the necessary letters or create narratives that can help a judge decide if you are truly disabled.
Be upfront with your doctor before pursuing any disability benefits case. Get an opinion on whether your doctor believes your are truly disabled. Perhaps he or she would be willing to write a letter on your behalf saying that you are disabled. While that is a big step toward helping your case, it may not always be enough. Make sure to ask your doctor about helping to find free or low cost medical care in the event that you have difficulty paying for doctors visits.
Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care
1322 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Shinnston Medical Center
1 Columbia Road
Shinnston, WV 26431
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