Richmond & Charlotte Social Security Disability Lawyers

How Do I Stay Afloat When I Can’t Work?

Social Security Disability benefits provide much-needed relief when you can’t work because of severe medical conditions, and you’re scared and depressed about money problems. The trouble is that it’s difficult to win benefits, and most people get denied when they first apply.

With everything you’re going through, it’s perfectly natural to be worried.

But at Hunter & Everage, we ease your burden by guiding and supporting you through the Social Security Disability application and appeals process. Having a Social Security disability attorney on your side is an important step in obtaining the benefits you deserve.

Those monthly checks can help you gain control of your life again. Our mission is to give you the best chance of winning benefits. Plus, you don’t pay us anything until you win, and we’ll review your case for free. Contact us to see why we are the premier choice for disability lawyers.

What Qualifications Do I Need for Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability Insurance has some basic requirements:

  • You’ve worked and paid into the Social Security system recently, generally five out of the last 10 years.
  • You no longer can work full-time because of your health problems.
  • You can’t adjust to a new kind of work.
  • You have medical records showing your condition is serious.
  • Your disability is likely to last at least a year.

If any of the above apply to you, you may qualify for Social Security disability. A disability attorney can help you determine if you meet the qualifications to be considered for Social Security. Often, people make the assumption they do not qualify for Social Security benefits. However, at Hunter-Everage, we have helped many people get the benefits they need.

How Do I Win Benefits?

Getting the Social Security benefits you desire is a process that must be taken seriously, and completing the application correctly is vital to winning these benefits.

  • Accurate
  • Thorough
  • Timely

Accurate: It’s important to get your application right the first time, to save you from setbacks and delays later on.

A strong application is based on medical evidence from your doctor visits. Medical evidence provides concrete proof of your health and your reason for needing Social Security benefits. If you’re struggling to afford medical care — which is common if you can’t work — Hunter & Everage might be able to find low-cost or free treatment options for you. Allow us to assist you.

Thorough: You also want your application to be complete.

A strong application is based on medical evidence from your doctor visits.

If you’re struggling to afford medical care — which is common if you can’t work — at Hunter & Everage we might be able to find low-cost or free treatment options for you.

Timely: Time is of the essence when seeking Social Security disability benefits, so don’t delay in applying.

If you stop working because of a medical issue, apply right away. First off, you don’t want to wait so long that you no longer have enough recent work history to qualify you for benefits. Secondly, you can receive benefits that cover the time after you first applied until you’re granted benefits.

At Hunter & Everage, we make sure your application is on track and submitted in a timely manner.
Don’t hesitate; contact us today to file for the Social Security benefits you need with a disability lawyer you can trust.

What If I’m Denied?

Most people don’t understand what you’re going through when you have serious health problems and you can’t work. Remember, Social Security Disability isn’t a free handout. You earned these benefits by working and paying into the Social Security system. That’s one reason why you shouldn’t give up if you’re denied benefits. It’s not easy. But stick with it. Appeal.

Hunter & Everage are the Social Security disability lawyers who will work diligently to get you the benefits you deserve.

You could be denied for many reasons:

  • You didn’t get the medical treatment and records you need.
  • You didn’t stick to your doctor’s orders.
  • Your doctor didn’t know you fit the legal definition of a disability.
  • A Social Security employee didn’t collect the right medical records.
  • The SSA decided your health condition isn’t serious enough.
  • You stated something wrong in your application.
  • The SSA decided you could still work in a different kind of job.
  • You still earn too much income from working.

A lot of people get denied. It’s often on appeal when they win benefits. So, don’t give up, because it could be worth it for you in the end. And at Hunter & Everage, we’ll help you all along the way. Yes, the process can be lengthy and even confusing at times. We are here to help make the Social Security disability application process easier for you. You don’t have to do this alone. Get your free case review.

We are committed to helping you obtain the benefits you need in Charlotte, NC, and Richmond, VA.

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