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Do You Qualify for SSD Benefits? Call Our Richmond SSD Lawyers!

If you are unable to work due to a chronic illness, physical disability, or mental handicap, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits are regulated by the federal government and are essential for individuals who had previously been employed, yet are unable to work due to a disability.

One of the complications that may arise when applying for your Social Security Disability benefits is that you are left waiting for several months to receive your initial benefits, or that you are denied benefits due to a clerical error. At Harbison & Kavanagh, our Richmond Social Security disability lawyers have the knowledge and tenacity necessary to help this process and ensure that your claim is handled properly.

We proudly serve the residents of Richmond, Petersburg, Charlottesville,
Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the surrounding areas.

Primary Qualifications to Obtain Benefits

There are two primary qualifications necessary to obtain SSD benefits in the state of Virginia.

  • The qualifications necessary to obtain benefits include:
  • You must be disabled: For at least 12 months you have been unable to work or expect to be unable to work due your disability and do not foresee being able to work in the near future.
  • You have previously paid into social security: During the course of your lifetime, a portion of your income has been deducted from your paycheck and will be used to determine your potential benefits.

Benefits can be granted on a temporary or permanent basis depending on the nature of the disability. While disability benefits are typically tied to one’s average lifetime earnings, for younger individuals benefits can also be calculated based upon their parents’ income.

Representation You Can Rely On

It’s important that you get the benefits you deserve so that you can support yourself or your family. Obtaining legal representation early can help maximize your potential for a positive outcome. To ensure that your claim is handled with the outmost care, you need an attorney with a proven track record handing disability claims. At Harbison & Kavanagh, our attorneys have decades of experience helping people obtain the SSD benefits they deserve and can represent your interest.

Please contact us at 804.888.8000 to schedule your free consultation today!

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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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