Social Security Disability
If you have become disabled from working, you may be entitled to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, these benefits are notoriously difficult to obtain, regardless of the fact that you may be entitled to them under the law. Having an experienced social security disability attorney on your side throughout the process can help ensure that you are ultimately successful in your application for benefits, and that you start receiving benefits sooner rather than later. The disability attorneys at the Hancock Law Firm in Jackson help people from Carthage to Vicksburg to Yazoo City obtain disability benefits from social security. Read on for more information about social security disability law and how our team of dedicated lawyers can help.Applications for Social Security Disability Are Frequently Rejected
Social Security Disability Insurance, otherwise known as SSD or SSDI, is an insurance-based system, as the name implies. While most of the social security (FICA) withheld from your paycheck goes toward your retirement, 15 cents out of every dollar goes toward SSDI premiums to compensate you if you become disabled from working. Yet due to Social Security’s complicated process and strict definition of disability, nearly two-thirds of all applications are initially denied.
Often, people simply give up when their application for benefits is denied, either because they don’t know that there is anything else they can do, or because they think it simply isn’t worth it to try to fight the massive government bureaucracy which is the Social Security Administration. There are, however, steps you can take if your application is denied, and the attorneys at the Hancock Law Firm do not give up so easily. When you have a valid claim for benefits, we fight for you for as long as it takes to see that you get the compensation you need and deserve. Our disability claims practice includes pursuing all the following avenues where necessary:
- Request for Reconsideration
- Appeals Council Review
- Federal District Court Lawsuit
- Federal Circuit Court Appeal
If you have become permanently disabled from working, or your earning capacity has become permanently and significantly diminished; if you have medical certification demonstrating a permanent injury or one that is expected to last for a year or more or result in death; and if you have worked long enough and recently enough to qualify for SSD benefits, then you should talk to an attorney about applying for Social Security Disability benefits. In Jackson and throughout Madison and Hinds County and surrounding areas, contact the Hancock Law Firm for assistance. If you have applied for benefits and been denied, call us at (601) 853-2223 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced social security disability attorney in Mississippi.