South Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyer
In our society, we believe that people who are unable to work because of disabling condition or mental disability deserve to receive a basic level of benefits. Our country has created two programs, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income for that purpose.
Getting approved for disability benefits is not easy, however. Social Security has its own rules and requirements for proving disability. The process can be complicated and confusing, especially for those who have not dedicated themselves to understanding this field of law. The Social Security Administration rejects most initial disability claims. Multiple appeals are then required. The legal principles involved may be quite different than those for other areas of law. An attorney highly experienced in disability law can help you navigate the appeals, determine the best strategy for winning your case, and know what information is essential for your case and how to present it. Most importantly, an attorney experienced in the unique rules and regulations of Social Security can help you avoid the traps and missteps that can ruin your case.
From our base in Charleston, the Callahan Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to helping people obtain the disability benefits they need and deserve. Attorney Jim Callahan has personally helped hundreds of people in South Carolina obtain benefits - and we want to help you.
Contact our firm for a free initial telephone consultation about a disability claim.
Getting the Benefits You Deserve
There are two major types of programs managed by the Social Security Administration which can provide disability benefits to people who are unable to work due to disability:
- Social Security Disability (SSD, SSDI, DIB) - Provides benefits to disabled people with recent extensive work histories.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Provides benefits to disabled people with very low family income, even if they do not have recent work histories, . Some children may also be eligible for SSI benefits.
Getting All The Benefits You Deserve
Some people think that you cannot apply for SSD or SSI if you are receiving workers compensation, long-term disability insurance benefits, or disability retirement. That is often not true. If this is what you have been told by your employer or anybody else, find out for yourself from a knowledgeable disability benefits attorney. Delaying your claim for SSD or SSI could unnecessarily result in the loss of benefits!
How We Can Help
If your SSD or SSI claim has been denied, don't give up hope, and don't go it alone. If we believe that you could be entitled to receive benefits, Callahan Law Firm, P.C. will take up your case. We will work to assure Social Security has all the medical records and other information which identifies your disabling condition and supports your claim. Medical records are essential - but often not enough. Our firm will document all of the effects that your disability has had on your life, to help prove that you are entitled to disability benefits.
Most cases will include a Social Security hearing with a judge. With Callahan Law Firm, P.C., you can be assured that your attorney will be there to guide you, will intimately understand your case, and will be able to present your case as strongly as possible. Callahan Law Firm, P.C., will work tirelessly to help you get the benefits which can allow you to live with dignity.
In most cases, there is no fee, retainer, or other cost to have the Callahan Law Firm begin representing you. Our fee is almost always on a "contingency" basis, which means we only get paid if you win your benefits.
Contact a Charleston Social Security Disability and SSI Claims Attorney
Get legal help today. For a free initial telephone consultation about a disability benefit claim, contact our firm.