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Call a Richmond SSD Attorney Today!

The process of applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can be a slow and patience-testing one. However, not everybody who applies for their benefits has the luxury of time in which they can wait to receive them. For those who need immediate assistance, our Richmond SSD lawyers may be able to help you expedite your benefits by sending a dire need letter explaining your situation to the Social Security Administration.

When you need assistance securing your SSD benefits in Virginia, trust your case to the experienced legal team at Harbison & Kavanagh. We have over 40 years of combined professional experience representing clients through numerous social security disability cases, and have developed a long history of successful cases and satisfied clients. Our attorneys have earned legal honors including recognition from Super Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers” list.

Call Harbison & Kavanagh at (804) 888-8000 and request a free initial consultation from our top-rated legal team.

When Can You File for Dire Need Benefits?

Dire need is determined on a case-by-case basis, and requires the beneficiary to be placed under some form of extreme hardship in which they need their benefits quickly. The Social Security Administration is very strict about its qualifications for dire needs exemptions, making the advocacy and knowledge of an attorney strongly advisable in these situations.

  • The Social Security Administration recognizes two types of dire need:
  • Financial dire need is when you are out of work and are unable to make your living expenses, such as your mortgage, utilities, or cannot afford groceries.
  • Medical dire need is when you have a serious medical condition, require a major procedure such as an organ transplant, your condition has worsened, or you are terminally ill and need assistance.

When you file for dire need, the Social Security Administration will also consider any evidence you also submit to them, including things such as bank statements, medical or utility bills, or other documents that can demonstrate your difficult circumstances. Talk to an attorney today who can help you organize the paperwork you need and file for a dire need exemption and get the benefits you need for your well-being.

If you are in dire need of benefits, contact Harbison & Kavanagh today and let us help you expedite your claim.

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Our Richmond workers’ compensation lawyers have handled thousands of cases on behalf of injured and disabled workers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There is very little we have not seen in terms of medical conditions in the context of a disability claim. Our depth of knowledge of the law has been honed through extensive appeal experience at the Federal Court level.


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