Social Security Disability Application Process
Filing for disability benefits? Let us help you!
Filing for Social Security disability benefits is supposed to be a fairly straightforward process. Nowadays, you can apply online through the Social Security Administration (SSA) website or you can make an appointment to file a claim at your local Social Security office or to do so over the phone. The application process does not start the moment you fill out the paperwork, however, because you must also prepare your case before applying.
Your application will only be accepted if you can prove the following:
- You are eligible
- You did not make a mistake on the application form
- You are deemed unable to return to work for at least 12 months
- You are deemed terminal and are unable to work
The SSA is very particular when it comes to eligibility for Social Security disability benefits; therefore, you must gather adequate evidence and fill out your application in detail in order to ensure that your application is successful. Disability benefits are only awarded to individuals who have paid into the Social Security program for long enough to become eligible. A Virginia Social Security disability lawyer from Agnew & Rosenberger PLLC can help you prove your eligibility and guide you step by step through the application process.
Speak with a Social Security Disability Attorney in Virginia
Don’t go through the application process only to have your claim denied because of an error. By retaining an attorney from Agnew & Rosenberger PLLC, you will have the guidance of a seasoned lawyer who has handled cases before the SSA on many occasions. Our firm is dedicated to helping clients obtain the benefits that they deserve when they cannot work due to their disabilities.