We Can Help You Gain the Disability Benefits You Deserve
In the United States, we have systems in place to help us when we can no
longer work due to a disability. Like any other institution, however,
Social Security is subject to error. If you’ve been denied after
applying for disability benefits, our attorneys are here to help. At Richard
Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A., we understand how hopeless
you may feel, but we are 100% dedicated to helping you obtain the support
you are rightfully entitled to as an American citizen.
Call us at (601) 869-0696 to learn how we can assist you.
What Disabilities Are Covered?
According to the
Social Security Administration (SSA), a disability arises when a person is no longer able to competently function
within a professional environment. This disability can be caused and determined by:
- A person’s physical condition
- Official communication
- Workplace policy
- Requirements of social and professional environments
SSA disability benefits are difficult to navigate, because they are designed
for workers who paid into this public insurance fund before their disability
arose – just in case.
What Programs Are Available?
If you are disabled, you may be eligible for a wide variety of federal
and state assistance programs, including:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Throughout our working lives, we pay for this service through payroll deductions
to insure ourselves in the case of a career-ending disability. When we
put a significant amount of our paychecks into this service, we are entitled
Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you haven’t paid into an insurance fund through payroll deductions,
you are not out of options. SSI is available for those who make little
to no income and have very few assets. It can even serve as a resource
for people who have never worked due to their disability.
Medicare: For everyone over age 65, Medicare is a federally funded health insurance
and a benefit of Social Security. Medicare is also an option for individuals
who have been on SSDI for 2 years and can be implemented immediately in
special circumstances. This service is not typically an option for those
with mental health disabilities.
Medicaid: For those on SSI, health insurance is available through Medicaid. These
programs are managed on a state-by-state basis and co-funded by state
and federal governments.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Any denied claim can be appealed, but the appeals process can be stressful
To alleviate pressure and increase your chances of being approved, our
team can help you:
- File appeals paperwork
- Monitor the status of your claim
- Securely provide information to the government
- Keep records of correspondence
- Meet deadlines and fulfill official inquiries
With over 30 years of experience, we have the insider information you need
to apply, appeal, and get approved.
What Are My Rights?
As defined by
The Federal Social Security Disability Act, a disability is:
“the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason
of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can
be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected
to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
If this definition applies to you, you are entitled to at least one of
the SSA benefits outlined above.
We can help you pursue these benefits if you suffer from:
- Autoimmune disease
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Hearing loss
- Joint problems
- Herniated disk
- Repetitive stress injury
- Head trauma
Admitting that these conditions are debilitating in your career can be
intimidating, and being denied can be frustrating, even offensive. At
Richard Schwartz & Associates, we will be by your side every step
of the way and are committed to protecting your rights and serving you
with compassionate counsel.
Can I Afford Representation?
Our firm understands that this time in your life may be financially difficult.
To mitigate upfront costs, we work on contingency, which means we won’t
collect a fee unless your claim is successful. We know choosing an attorney
is a big decision, so we also offer free, no obligation consultations
to help you make the right choice.
Call us at (601) 869-0696 to get familiar with our compassionate representation
and take the first steps to receiving your SSA benefits today!