Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits

There are several federal programs that provide financial help to U.S. citizens with disabilities. According to the Social Security Administration, the largest of these are the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs.

The SSA administers both of these programs. Only disabled persons who meet specific criteria will qualify for benefits.



If you were employed long enough and paid taxes for social security, then you and certain family members may be entitled to benefits under social security disability insurance. You may qualify for social security income if you face financial hardship.

If the SSA denied your application for social security disability benefits, then you have the right to appeal the decision. An SSD attorney can identify the reason why your application was unsuccessful and may be able to help you make the appropriate adjustments.

If you would like to speak with a Mississippi social security disability attorney, then contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. Call (601) 869-0696 to schedule a consultation.

In the meantime, read on to learn more about the application and appeals processes for social security disability benefits:

Am I Eligible for SSD Benefits in Mississippi?

In order to receive these benefits, you must complete an application process that will require you to disclose medical records and other information. The SSA will use these data to determine if you qualify. The SSA offers a Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool to help you identify the programs that may apply to your situation.

Some applications are denied, but you can appeal the decision and request a review of your eligibility. There are several reasons why an application may be denied, such as:

  • Medical Reasons: You must provide updated information on your medical conditions, tests, treatments and doctor's visits.
  • Non-Medical Reasons: If your application was denied for non-medical reasons, such as an error in the application process, then you should consult a social security disability lawyer for guidance.

Even a minor oversight in the application process can lead to a denial. An attorney from Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can document your injuries in a format that the judge will understand. We can guide you through the application process to help you avoid mistakes, and if your claim was denied, then we can help you appeal the decision. Although we cannot guarantee a successful outcome, we understand what it takes to find success in these cases.

We can gather evidence and help you present it in a way that demonstrates your qualifications for social security disability benefits. We will evaluate the weaknesses and strengths of your case and draw the judge's attention to the strengths.


If you have questions about the application or appeals process of social security disability benefits, then contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. We will evaluate your case and aggressively fight for a positive outcome. Call our office today at (601) 869-0696 to schedule a consultation.

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