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Social Security Disability

The goal of the One Law Group, S.C. Social Security Disability attorneys is simple: we are here to get Social Security Claimants the benefits they deserve.

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits you know the process can be complex and often frustrating. Having an attorney on your side that has strong knowledge of how the Social Security Disability claims process works is critical and can greatly improve your chances of getting your case approved in the application stage or at the hearing level.

If your disability claim has been denied by the Social Security Administration, we can help. We will file the necessary paperwork to appeal your denial and represent you at your hearing to protect your rights.

Our attorneys know what it takes to prove to the Social Security Administration that you are legally disabled. We understand Social Security's complex regulations and know how to analyze your case.

Winning your Social Security Disability case is very important not only because of the basic financial support these benefits provide, but also because of the medical care that you would be provided under the Federal Medicare program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Social Security?
The Social Security disability insurance program pays benefits to people (or certain family members) who cannot work due to a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability. While some programs give money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not. To qualify, you must have worked a certain period of time and paid Social Security taxes.

What is the definition of disability used by Social Security?
Under the Social Security Act, "disability" means "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months."

How long do I have to wait after becoming disabled before I can file for Social Security disability benefits?
There is no need to wait. You can file for Social Security disability benefits on the same day you become disabled. Many people make the mistake of waiting months or years after becoming disabled before filing a Social Security disability claim. A person who suffers serious illness or injury and expects to be out of work for a year or more should not delay in filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits.

How do I know if I will qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits?
There is no way to know with 100% certainty whether your will qualify for benefits. However, if you are unable to perform gainful work due to a disability, and/or your disability is included on the SSA List of Impairments, then you may qualify. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to review your claim and provide you with a general idea of how your evidence supports your case. Unfortunately, until your claim has been approved, there are no guarantees.

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