Walterboro, South Carolina
Social Security Disability Lawyer in Walterboro, South Carolina
Let a Walterboro Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsAnyone who has been disabled for twelve months or more is eligible to apply for social security disability benefits. Some people, however, are hesitant to file a disability benefits claim because they believe that those benefits are only available to people who are permanently disabled. This is not necessarily the case. In order to get your SSD/SSI benefits, you only need to prove that you have not been able to work full-time because of your disability. Even if you are able to go back to work after a little more than twelve months, you may still be eligible to receive temporary disability benefits to cover the time that you were out of work.
You have several options when it comes to filing a social security disability claim. It can be done either in person at your local Social Security Administration office, by phone, via the Internet or through a social security disability attorney. By hiring an SSD/SSI lawyer, you will have help through the application process with things like making deadlines and preparation of important paperwork that can help boost your case. In the event that your claim is denied (the vast majority are turned down initially), a disability advocate can assist you through the appeal, or Reconsideration, process.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Walterboro, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Walterboro, SC 29488-2920
This office also serves clients in Round O, Ruffin, Islandton, Canadys, Cottageville, Williams and surrounding areas.
Once known as Hickory Valley, the city of Walterboro was originally a summer retreat for local residents who were looking to get away from their malaria-infested plantations in the low country. In the 1940s, the area became home to the Walterboro Army Air Field which would train more than 500 members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Yet today in Colleton County, more than 9,000 people have a disability . If you are part of that group, you may qualify for SSD or SSI benefits.
One of the best way to help your SSD/SSI benefits claim is to make sure that you have a solid relationship with your doctor. His or her opinion can help sway the final decision over your disability benefits claim. Be certain to let them know what kind of work you do and learn whether or not your disability would prevent you from being able to do it on a full-time basis. For instance, a construction worker with a knee injury may not be able to stand for long periods of time thus would have a difficult time doing his job.
If you are not permanently disabled, there is always a chance that you could lose your SSD/SSI benefits if it is determined that you are able to go back to work. Be aware that the Social Security Administration may occasionally request your medical records to see if you are still disabled. If believe that you have lost your SSD/SSI benefits unfairly, you can appeal the decision. Your disability benefits attorney can inform you of what options you have and aid in streamlining your SSD/SSI appeal.
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Walterboro, SC 29488
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