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Our Fort Mill Social Security Disability team can fight for the benefits you need and deserve in South Carolina. If you have a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working and earning a living, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both. 

Our Social Security Disability attorneys can help you understand your qualifications and fight for the money you need to provide for yourself and your family. At Schiller & Hamilton, we have the experience and resources necessary to manage these claims, fight denials, and get the benefits you deserve. We provide a free initial consultation so you can explore your legal options. Call us today to learn more. 

Our Fort Mill Social Security Disability Lawyers Understand These Programs

Social Security Disability consists of two primary programs that work differently. You might qualify for one, the other, or both. It is possible to qualify for both under certain circumstances. The programs are: 

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) requires you to have enough work credits to qualify. It is a program for workers who suffered injuries or have a diagnosis that prevents them from working. When you work and pay into Social Security, you earn work credits. Our team can assess your work history to determine if you qualify. 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program for those with little income and few assets. You must meet strict household income requirements to qualify for this benefit. 

Applicants must also prove they have a physical or mental disability that is severe enough it prevents them from working and earning a living. This is possible by meeting the criteria outlined in the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s list of impairments or qualifying based on your residual functional capacity (RFC) assessment

How Long Will It Take to Get an SSDI or SSI Approval?

The SSDI and SSI claims processes take time. This is frustrating when you cannot work and need benefits as soon as possible. Once you receive approval, you will likely receive back pay. However, the delays in this process—especially if there is a denial—can often mean additional months of waiting. 

For this reason, it is imperative to complete the application process correctly and provide all the necessary information from the start. Our attorneys can help with this process and manage expectations on how long it takes to get Social Security in South Carolina. We can also assess your options to determine how to handle your claim based on your disability and other health-related factors. 

How Can a Fort Mill Social Security Disability Attorney Help Me?

With Schiller & Hamilton, you do not have to try to navigate this process alone. We’ve got your back. We have more than 25 years of experience helping clients get the compensation they need. Our team of compassionate disability benefits lawyers protects our clients’ best interests and fights for their rights. This includes handling SSDI and SSI claims and appeals.

Our firm has a long track record of success and has secured millions of dollars in compensation, benefits, and payouts for injured and sick clients. This includes winning numerous appeals for SSDI and SSI in South Carolina. 

Our clients often ask how they can pay for our legal services when they cannot work. It’s simple. We work on contingency. This means we fight for your benefits and receive a portion of your backpay when your case is approved. We only get paid when we secure benefits for our client. 

What Can a Fort Mill Social Security Disability Lawyer Do If SSA Denies My Claim?

If you filed a claim for SSDI or SSI and were denied benefits, it is time to call a lawyer. Our team knows how to challenge a denial, including how to navigate this process and the deadlines that apply. 

It is imperative you act quickly. You only have a short time to request reconsideration. You want to ensure you beat the deadline to request reconsideration. If you miss it, you will need to start a new application. This will significantly delay your claim, and you will have to wait even longer for benefits. 

The stages in the Social Security Disability appeals process include: 

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ)
  • An Appeals Council review
  • A federal court review

Most people do not receive approval during reconsideration, although it is possible. When our attorneys represent a claimant after a denial, we work to build a convincing case to prove you qualify and deserve SSDI or SSI. We represent our clients throughout each of these stages until we get approval for their benefits and backpay.

What does a Social Security Disability Attorney Have to Prove?

Before our clients receive approval for Social Security Disability during a hearing with an ALJ, the Appeals Council, or in a federal court review, we must build a convincing argument to show they need and deserve benefits. 

The evidentiary requirements for benefits depend on your qualifying condition, but the SSA generally demands we show you cannot work and earn a living. This can be more challenging than most people realize until they receive a denial notice. Your medical records should show your diagnosis and illustrate your symptoms. 

Documenting how your disability affects your life in a way the Social Security Administration accepts is challenging for most claimants. The Fort Mill disability attorneys with Schiller & Hamilton have the knowledge and experience to know what the disability examiners are looking for in a claim and how to present a convincing argument to the Administrative Law Judge during an appeal hearing. 

Discuss Your Fort Mill Social Security Disability Claim With Our Team for Free

At Schiller & Hamilton, our Social Security Disability lawyers represent clients who cannot work because of their mental or physical disabilities. We understand what it takes to receive an approval for SSDI or SSI and will fight for the benefits you deserve. 

We provide free consultations and charge no upfront fees if we work on your case. Contact us now to get started with your free case review. 

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