Welch, West Virginia
Social Security Disability Lawyer in Welch, West Virginia
Let a Welch Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsLiving with a disability is undoubtedly difficult. But when the stresses of that injury or illness are compounded with the financial strain of medical bills and other daily household expenses, it is often more than most individuals or families can bear. That is why the Social Security Administration offers disability benefits to American workers who qualify. If you have suffered an injury or serious illness that has kept you out of full-time work for twelve months or more, you could be eligible to receive social security disability (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) benefits to help replace your lost income.
There are no requirements specifying that you must have the help of a licensed law professional when applying for SSD or SSI benefits, but most people find the task overwhelming to do on their own. Many of those applicants are turning to social security disability attorneys to help them prepare their claims. Using the expertise they have with SSD and SSI regulations, your disability advocate can help you with everything you need to know to build the strongest possible case to win your benefits. In fact, hiring a trained disability lawyer will increase your chances of having your application granted.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Welch, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Welch, WV 24801-2439
This office also serves clients in Eckman, Thorpe, Wilcoe, Hemphill, Premier, Gary, Coalwood, Davy, Hensley and surrounding areas.
Welch is the county seat of McDowell County, located in the southern end of West Virginia at the confluence of the Tug and Elkhorn Rivers. Like many cities in the region, coal mining was a main source of the local economy – the city earned the nickname “The Heart of the Nation's Coal Bin”. But with a county that boasted a population of more than 27,000, over 10,000 of them were classified as disabled .
Keep in mind that nearly three-quarters of all initial social security disability and supplemental security income applications are denied. However you do have the option to file an appeal. This appeal is normally heard at the state level. Any subsequent appeals are sent to judges in higher jurisdictions. Despite the time and effort that can go into filing disability claims appeals, your SSD/SSI attorney will work on a contingency basis. That means that you will not have to pay anything unless your case is won. Moreover, the Social Security Administration has established regulations limiting the amount of fees you can be charged in most cases.
Before filing a claim, talk to your doctor about your intentions and get their opinion on how strong your case may be. You will need to submit detailed medical records indicating the diagnosis and treatment of your condition. It is not impossible to win a case if you do not see a doctor – some disabilities are so severe that it is readily apparent that a person will not be able to pursue full-time work. But in most instances, a judge or administrator will want to see medical evidence that you are unable to return to your previous occupation.
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950 Mount View Rd. 500
Welch, WV 24801
Welch Community Hospital
454 McDowell St.
Welch, WV 24801
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