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Virginia Social Security Disability & SSi Disability Claims

  • Have You been disabled and need to file for Social Security Disability or SSI Disability?
  • or are you under the age of 65 and are unable to work?
  • or have you applied for Social Security Benefits and been denied?

Virginia Social Security Disability Rights

Understanding SSD & SSI:

Virginia Social Security Disability or SSI Disability is controlled by the federal government like all other states.  Under the federal Social Security Disability Act, "disability" means the "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physician or mental impairment which can be expected to last  for a continuous period of not less than 12 months or result in death."

Virginia Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD)
Social Security Disability Benefits or SSD are paid to individuals who have worked in the recent years. Usually you have to work 5 out of the last 10 years. For individuals under 31 years old, the requirements are a little different since they have not been in the work force as long. More...

Virginia SSI Disability Benefits (SSI)
SSI Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits are paid to individuals who are poor and disabled whether or not the individual has worked in the past. SSI child's disability benefits are paid to children who are under 18 years old, are disabled and the parents or guardian are poor. More...

You should file as soon as it is determined that you will not be able to work during the next 12 months or your condition is expected to lead to death. However Social Security is not a short term disability. Therefore if you have an accident where you cannot work for several days or even a few months, you will not be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.


How much Social Security Disability or SSi benefits an individual will get depends on how much that individual worked in the past and earned during that time or in the case of SSi it depends on the individual's claim circumstances . For disabled widow's, it depends on how much the spouse earned and for a disabled child, it depends on how much the parent earned.

Virginia Stages of the Social Security Disability Claims Process:

Do not be surprised if you are denied at the initial stage (good reason why it is wise to have an attorney). Only about 40% of the claims are approved at that stage. The next stage, Reconsideration, about 20% of the individuals win at that stage. The last stage, the Hearing stage is where the individual actually has a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. The hearing is informal with only the judge, his secretary and often times the judge will have a vocational expert present to testify as to what jobs the individual can perform.

Having an attorney makes good sense:

No fee is collected if you're social security disability claim is not won, and fees are only collected on the back end. Lawyers receive 25% of the back benefits up to a certain amount which has been set by law.

  1. Statistically claimants that are represented by an attorney are much more likely to win their claim.
  2. An experienced attorney knows what proof social security and ssi disability system requires
  3. Using legal help eliminates both the necessity of waiting in long government lines and the chance that a government clerk’s incorrect notation on your condition jeopardizing your claim.
  4. All aspects of your case including complicated paper work will be handled professionally.


Statistically individuals who have representation of an attorney for their Virginia Social Security Disability or SSi Disability Claim win more often than those who are not represented. Therefore it would be wise to consult with an attorney to have the best chance of a successful claim.
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What to Expect:

The hardest part of the whole claims process is being patient. Once you request a Social Security Disability or SSi Disability Claims hearing, it may take up to one year to actually have a hearing and then another 3 to 6 months to get a decision.

What we do for you in Virginia:

Your Social Security Disability or SSi Disability Claim will be handled at any stage in the process including application and appeals. Remember, there are no fees unless you win your case and you collect benefits.

We will:
• Provide you with a thorough evaluation of your Social Security Disability or SSI claim
• Obtain from Social Security the benefit amount you can expect to collect
• Act as your liaison with the Social Security Administration
• Help you complete and process all paperwork and applications for your disability claim
• Investigate all medical documentation and obtain additional reports for your Social Security Disability or SSI Disability Claim
• Prepare you for any Social Security required hearings
• Make sure you receive all the Social Security Disability and/or SSI Disability benefits you are entitled to.

You should speak to a lawyer to address any specific questions about your particular Virginia social security disability or SSI Disability claim. Get started...


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