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Social Security Disability Lawyers

Advocate For Those With Disabilities In Mississippi

Social Security Disability (SSD) is necessary for those with disabilities to be able to provide for their basic needs. However, applying for Mississippi SSD and appealing a denied claim can be confusing. Contact the experienced attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates so we can assist you through every step of the process.

Your Advocate in Mississippi

Times are tough, but if you are unable to work because of a disability, they can be even tougher. If you’ve applied for disability and been denied, you might even feel hopeless, but rest assured that help is available. Contact an experienced attorney from Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. today for counsel. We know you need someone to fight for you and how important your case is. Our number one priority is getting you the help you need and deserve!

What is Social Security Disability?

SSD laws and guidelines can be confusing and complicated. To gain an understanding of these laws, you must first understand the term disability. Disability occurs in the functional interaction between a person and the environment, including the person’s:

  • Physical condition
  • Communication
  • Information
  • Social and policy environment

These laws are designed to protect those who paid into this insurance fund in the event they become disabled. A number of federal and state programs provide assistance to those who are disabled.

These programs include:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is what we pay through payroll deductions. This insures against the possibility that you cannot work anymore due to a disability. SSDI is available to people who worked long enough and recently enough to have paid in a significant amount through their payroll deductions.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for or those who have not paid into the insurance fund through payroll deductions, money may be available through SSI. It is paid to those with little or no income and very few assets, who may or may not have ever worked.
  • Medicare is a Social Security benefit. It is federally-funded health insurance for those over age 65 and is also available to individuals who were on SSDI for 24 months. Immediate eligibility is available for some special circumstances, but usually not for mental health disabilities.
  • Medicaid is health insurance available for those on SSI. It is managed by the state for their residents, and jointly funded by the federal and state governments.

How A Lawyer Can Help You

If your claim has been denied, a good attorney can remove much of the stress from the appeals process.

Our attorneys can assist you by:

  • Filing your appeal paperwork for you
  • Checking the status of your pending claim
  • Protecting your privacy by providing the government with necessary information
  • Receiving copies of all correspondence sent to you
  • Ensuring that deadlines are met and all official inquiries are properly fulfilled

Who Can Apply for Social Security Disability?

The attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates want to fight for you so you can be able to enjoy the benefits that you deserve. We can advise you on how to apply for social security benefits, as well as what to do if you happen to be denied.

The Federal Social Security Disability Act defines a disability as being unable to engage in a workplace environment due to a physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve months. The word disability also applies if your condition or working while under your condition can result in death.

We can help you make a claim if you suffer from:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Trauma
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Problems
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Stroke

Preparing for Your SSD Case

The disability process can be intimidating and frustrating, but you can lean on us for support. We can protect your rights and guide you through the process from start to finish.

If you’ve been denied, we can help by:

  • Gathering the necessary medical records from your doctors
  • Assisting you in filling out any forms required by the Social Security Administration
  • Filing necessary appeals in a timely fashion
  • Working hard to get you approved without the need for a hearing by arguing your case in written form
  • Preparing you for that hearing and argue on your behalf in front of an Administrative Law Judge
  • Most importantly, dedicating ourselves to making sure you get the help you need

If you're dealing with a legal claim, it can feel overwhelming to navigate the process alone. That's why at Richard Schwartz & Associates, we offer a no-win, no-fee service to help you get the representation you need to succeed.

Our dedicated attorneys are here to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. With over 35 years of experience, we have the insight and knowledge necessary to help you pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

We understand that every legal situation is unique, which is why we take the time to get to know you and your case. Our team is available to represent clients throughout the state, and we are committed to putting our experience to work on your behalf.

If you're ready to take action and pursue your legal claim, don't wait any longer. Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates today to see how we can help you. We'll work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the representation you deserve, and we won't collect any fees unless we win your case.

We have the knowledge of how to apply, and more importantly, how to appeal. We’ve dealt with cases throughout the state and can make a difference for you.
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