Arkansas Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer
In order for you to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, it is not enough for your doctor to declare you disabled. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability as an inability to engage in any substantial gainful employment activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that:
- Can be expected to result in death, or
- Has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months or more
Some conditions that may qualify as disabilities include:
Your employment history and your ability to work affect your eligibility for the following government-sponsored disability benefit programs:
- Social Security Disability benefits (SSD): An applicant seeking SSD is required to have contributed to the Social Security fund through employment-based taxes long enough to be considered fully insured and recently enough to have secured disability insured taxes.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): The government grants SSI benefits to adults with limited income or resources and to children based in part on household income. The SSI program involves work incentives and exclusions that are beneficial to lower income households.
How to handle a Social Security claim delay or denial
Do not give up if you have been turned down for Social Security Disability benefits or if your claim has been delayed. Many claims are denied based on a technicality — for example, because you did not state your disability correctly or failed to provide adequate medical records to support your claim. The SSD attorneys at Texarkana law firm Moore, Giles & Matteson, LLP are familiar with what it takes to secure benefits and can help you with re-filing your claim or filing for reconsideration.
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A lawyer familiar with the Social Security claims process can be invaluable to you as you file for disability benefits. We can explain the claims process and help you secure your benefits. Contact our Texarkana office online or at 870-774-5191 to work with a law firm possessing more than 50 years of combined experience.