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Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability lawyers in West Virginia and Ohio committed to justice

You pay into the Social Security system throughout your life, but when you need help due to a disability or medical condition, the government makes it difficult. More than likely, you will be turned down the first time you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in West Virginia or Ohio. It's important not to give up. With an experienced disability lawyer, you can boost your chances of obtaining Social Security disability benefits.

For a free consultation, contact an attorney at Recht Law Offices, serving clients in West Virginia and Ohio. Our lawyers have a thorough knowledge of the law and understand how to navigate the complex Social Security system on behalf of clients seeking benefits. Call (304) 748-5850 or toll-free at 1-800-HURTLINE today to see how we can help.

A closer look at Social Security Disability

On the surface, Social Security Disability seems straightforward: The federally run program allows people who are unable to achieve gainful employment due to a permanent disabling condition seek benefits. People with limited assets can pursue Supplemental Security Income benefits. The application process, however, can be quite complex.

In order to qualify for benefits, you generally must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security (usually five out of the last 10 years) and currently have a permanent condition that has lasted for a minimum of one year.

There are many types of disabilities that may make people eligible for benefits. A disability, however, is not a guarantee that the government will approve an application. You may make mistakes on your application, or you may have not properly documented your disability or medical condition.

More than 60 percent of initial stage applications are turned down, meaning most people need to appeal denied claims. If your claim was rejected, you will need to put together proper paperwork and file your request for a "reconsideration" in a timely manner.

How an SSD lawyer can help

An experienced lawyer in Ohio and West Virginia can help you file the appeal after the initial claim is denied. Why should you hire a disability lawyer? A competent legal advocate generally knows the system inside and out and will know how to put together a strong and persuasive case.

For a free consultation, call us at (304) 748-5850, or reach us toll-free at 1-800-HURTLINE. You can also contact our firm by completing an online form. We are passionate lawyers committed to protecting the rights of our clients.