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Corey Pollard Announces Three Things You Should Know about Social Security Disability Claims
Thinking about filing for Social Security Disability? Make sure you know the answers to these three questions before you file your application in Virginia.
1. Am I eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?
The Social Security Administration will find you disabled if you have a proven physical or mental condition that prevents you from performing your past work or other jobs available in the national economy for at least 12 consecutive months. It is important that you continue to treat with your doctors so that you have medical proof to support your claim.
The Social Security Administration will assess the following factors when determining whether you can perform your past work or other jobs available in the national economy:
• The nature and severity of your medical impairments
• Your age
• Your education
• Your past work
Your ability to perform job activities including your ability to lift, carry, sit, stand, walk, concentrate, follow directions, and interact with others.
2. What disability benefits are available to me?
There are two main types of disability benefits. The first is Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits may be available if you are:
• A disabled worker who paid into the Social Security System at least 5 of the last 10 years.
• A disabled widow or widower whose deceased spouse paid into the Social Security System and who has become disabled within 7 years of your spouse's death
The second type is known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This is a "needs-based"
3. What does an attorney cost?
Attorney fees in Social Security Disability claims are awarded on a contingency basis. This means that we will be paid an attorney's fee only if you are approved for benefits. Our fee is 25% of past due benefits, up to maximum of $6,000. Expenses such as medical records are additional.
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