Social Security Disability Attorney in Portsmouth, Ohio
Get help with a claim for Disability Benefits from a Portsmouth SSI Disability Lawyer
Each year many workers across the nation become disabled due to illness or injury. A serious illness or injury can have a devastating affect on a family’s finances. When you cannot work you cannot earn an income and take care of your family’s needs. Social Security benefits can be a blessing at this time, helping you to pay for medical care as well as meet the cost of every day living. A Social Security disability lawyer has the experience and knowledge to help you file a disability benefit claim so you can receive the help you need.
To file for social security benefits in Scioto County, contact the Portsmouth Social Security Administration office at:
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4399
Or call the Social Security Administration's national toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.
Every year thousands of Ohio residents will file a claim for SSI/SSD disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately many people who are disabled will have their claim for benefits denied. One problem many may face is providing a good physician statement to support the diagnosis of disability. Many people filing a SSDI application for benefits do not realize how important the physician statement is to the success of the claim, and often the statement their doctor provides is not enough to get approved for help.
The problem with many physician statements is that they are too short and leave out a lot of detail. Most doctors are very busy and may only have a few minutes to devote to the physician’s statement. They may leave out crucial details like medical tests, the condition’s disabling factors, and a history of the person’s office visits to treat the condition. If they leave out information that the SSA is looking for there is a strong chance the claim for SSI/SSD benefits will be denied. This is why many people today work with an experienced disability attorney who can review the physician’s statement and ensure that it is complete and contains all pertinent information.
Portsmouth, Ohio Disability Benefits
Portsmouth, Ohio was born after another local community suffered several devastating floods. Alexandria was a town settled in the late 1700s, just west of current day Portsmouth. After the Scioto and Ohio Rivers flooded Alexandria numerous times town leaders looked for a place to relocate. Henry Massie found the area of modern day Portsmouth and began to plat and map the new town and issue land grants in 1803. Portsmouth was officially established in 1815 and the residents moved in and Alexandria ceased to exist. Portsmouth also enjoyed a variety of modes of transportation, including the Ohio and Erie Canal, and several railroad lines, and this lead to the city’s development as an industrial center. A variety of businesses provided jobs for the city’s workers as well as those from Friendship, Lucasville, and Wheelersburg.
Portsmouth today has seen a decline in their industrial base and is working to develop new sectors of business. The Portsmouth Uranium Enrichment Plant, located in nearby Piketon, was started in 1952 to provide the US Military with enriched uranium. The plant has transitioned their purpose and now produces fuel for nuclear plants and handles administrative and operational functions. A related operation, the American Centrifuge Plant is under construction and is expected to add hundreds of jobs to the region. Recently Portsmouth became the home for the newest state university, Shawnee State University, which provides jobs for teachers, administrators, and support staff. The largest employer in the city is Southern Ohio Medical Center, and other major employers include Michellace shoe lace manufacturer and Graf Brothers Flooring and Lumber. But even with this wide variety of employment opportunity, some workers in the region have had to leave their jobs because of a disability. If this has happened to you, there are social security attorneys in the region who can help you file a successful claim and get approved for SSI/SSD benefits.
Free or Low Cost Medical Care near Portsmouth, Ohio
There are medical clinics near Portsmouth that can help people who are receiving disability benefits.
411 2nd St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
West Portsmouth Family Health Center
23030 State Route 73
West Portsmouth, OH 45663
You can also be represented by a social security disability lawyer if you reside in Wheelersburg, McDermott, Minford, Scioto Furnace, Friendship, Lucasville, Webster, Stockdale, Wakefield, Haverhill and surrounding areas.