Social Security Disability
Richard Schwartz & Associates
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Serving Clients throughout Mississippi Since 1981
Regardless of the improvements being made to the U.S. economy, those who cannot work because of disability often still experience tough times. If you have been denied disability, Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. is here to fight on your behalf. Our Tupelo social security disability attorneys are committed to getting you the help you need and deserve.
Who Is Eligible for Social Security Benefits?
Over 160,000 individuals benefit from social security disability (SSD) in Mississippi. While the amount of payment varies from individual to individual depending on circumstances, the average SSD payment is $969 per month.
To qualify for social security disability, you must meet certain medical and financial requirements. First, you must have a severe, qualifying physical or mental medical condition.
Common impairments that qualify for disability include:
- Respiratory impairments
- Skin disorders
- Neurological conditions
- Digestive system disorders
- Seeing, hearing, or speaking disorders
- Immune system disorders
- Blood conditions
- Cardiovascular disorders
Second, the condition must last for at least one full year. Finally, the medical problem must have prevented work activity that could “earn a substantial and gainful income.”
Getting Your SSD Application Approved
The chances of being denied when you apply for SSD benefits is extremely high, with 65-70 percent of applicants being rejected. Many individuals are again denied at the first level of appeal. Chances are you will have to go to the second level of appeal before you are accepted.
A skilled legal team can help you handle the appeals process with ease and confidence. Our lawyers can assist you in filing your appeal paperwork, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and checking the status of your pending claim.
Call Our Firm Today
We understand that applying for social security benefits can be a long and complicated process. When you have a team of experienced legal professionals on your side, it can significantly improve your chances of obtaining the financial support you require.
At Richard Schwartz & Associates, our Tupelo social security disability lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping the injured recover maximum compensation. Our aim is to help you get back to living and enjoying life as quickly and effectively as possible.