Social Security Disability Attorney
SSA Claims Process in West Virginia
The number of claims received by the Social Security Administration has risen considerably over the past decade. Unfortunately, the number of staff reviewing and handling these claims has not risen proportionately. For this and many other reasons, the percentage of claims denied on initial application and following appeals is quite high, well over 50%.
The importance of presenting all relevant information in a clear and organized manner cannot be overstated. Failing to do so can cause lengthy and repeated delays, not to mention outright denials. A skilled attorney from our office has years of experience working with clients and the SSA to obtain rightful benefits. We encourage you to meet with a lawyer at our law firm, even if you haven't yet applied. We have saved many of our clients a great deal of time and frustration.
Denied disability benefits? Call Mani Ellis & Layne!
Social Security Disability is a form of insurance that most Americans have paid into through their Social Security taxes over the course of their work history. The benefits are paid from a tax separate from retirement Social Security. Eligibility for Social Security Disability depends upon the disability, your previous work history and the amount you have paid into the system. The disability must meet the SSA's definition of long-term which means:
- You are unable to perform the work you did before your disability;
- The SSA determines you are not able to perform other types of work because of your disability; and
- Your disability has lasted, or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
Short-term or partial disabilities do not qualify for benefits. If you or a loved one is disabled and having a difficult time obtaining your benefits, our West Virginia law office can help. We have helped many clients with the process of appealing an SSD denial, and we have successfully dealt with government agencies and large insurance companies many times to help our clients. We will work to do the same for you, providing you with helpful
Social Security Disability FAQ and other help along the way, all you have to do is
contact Mani Ellis & Layne PLLC today.