Advocates for the rights of disabled individuals
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability or ongoing medical condition. It provides a monthly stipend to help the disabled individual maintain a comfortable standard of living, and can be combined with any other available benefits. Unfortunately for those who seek SSD benefits, the majority of applications are rejected the first time they are filed and the wait time for receiving benefits can be months or years.
You can rely on our firm for assistance if you think you may be eligible for SSD benefits — the lawyers of Walters, Gaston, Allison & Parker focus a portion of their practice on helping those in need secure SSD benefits whenever possible. Our team has decades of experience protecting individuals and families in need of support and qualified legal representation. We can help ensure your paperwork is properly filed with the appropriate supporting materials to eliminate unnecessary delays caused by errors. We also file appeals within the stipulated timelines and are zealous advocates for your interests during hearings.
Knowing whether you are eligible for SSD
The most basic eligibility factor for SSD benefits is your inability to work for at least one year due to a disability. Some of the other factors taken into consideration during the determination of whether you may receive benefits are:
- Your age
- The contents of your medical records
- How long you have been contributing to Social Security
- The severity of your medical condition and its expected future duration
- Whether you are able to work at another type of job if you can no longer perform your recent occupation
Contact Walters, Gaston, Allison & Parker to speak to a knowledgeable attorney today.
For reliable legal representation throughout northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, reach out to our Greenwood law firm online or call us at 866.946.3259 to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We have evening and weekend hours available by appointment, and offer free consultations for Social Security Disability clients.
Walters, Gaston, Allison & Parker serves many Arkansas clients from Fort Smith, Waldron, Ozark, Paris, Van Buren, Booneville, Fayetteville, Charleston, Bentonville and other areas as well as Oklahoma clients from Poteau.