Newport News Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Disability Lawyers

Newport News Social Security Disability Lawyers

SSD Lawyers

No one plans for a serious injury or devastating illness to curtail their working life. Unfortunately, this happens all the time, and the disabled person has little or no income. Many people in this situation may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The process is often complicated, time-consuming, and initial denials are the rule rather than the exception. That is why it is wise to seek legal help in filing an SSDI claim right from the start.

Most people get denied disability benefits on their initial application. Working with a Newport News Social Security Lawyer at Rutter Mills to file your appeal increases your chances of getting the maximum benefits. 


Working with a Social Security Disability Attorney in Newport News can significantly improve your shot at receiving SSDI benefits. We will make sure you have all the supporting information to get you approved. 


Having as SSD lawyer from Rutter Mills working on your claim means having decades of experience and a master negotiator on your side. Even if your claim has already been denied, Rutter Mills can help.

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What We Do

For over 60 years, the Newport News Social Security lawyers at Rutter Mills have helped thousands of clients receive the benefits they deserve for SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program for low-income disabled individuals who do not qualify for SSDI.

SSDI Eligibility Requirements

Only those who are completely disabled, with a condition expected to last more than 12 months or end in death, are eligible for SSDI benefits. These individuals cannot have reached the official full Social Security retirement age. They must have sufficient Social Security work credits- which is full-time for five of the last 10 years.

The Newport News Social Security Disability Lawyers at Rutter Mills can guide the applicant through the difficult process. From the beginning, we make sure the SSA has the appropriate medical records for our client, including all test results. In fact, a lack of certain test results can be a major factor in why an applicant is denied benefits.

Because appeals are so frequently denied, many clients will have to testify before an Administrative Law Judge. We prepare clients for this testimony, which may also include calling witnesses, such as medical experts. Family and friends may also testify about how the disability has affected the client’s life and how the person can no longer take part in normal activities. We will also cross-examine witnesses brought by the SSA to the hearing.

We can also help those eligible for SSI. Eligibility criteria include blindness, disability, or being over 65 years of age. Disability means the physical or mental inability to hold any gainful employment. The disability must last at least 12 months or is expected to end with the applicant’s death. The person must have limited income and resources.

At Rutter Mills, our Newport News Supplemental Security Income Lawyers have been helping Virginians for over 60 years get the money they need to survive.

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Your Best Next Steps

If you are disabled and can no longer work, you need the services of our team of Newport News social security lawyers at Rutter Mills. We will evaluate your case and determine whether you are eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits.

If you meet the criteria, we can assist you in filling out the complex forms and get the application process started. If you have already received a denial for disability benefits, we can represent you in the appeal. To schedule a free consultation, fill out our online contact form or call or text us today.


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At Rutter Mills,
every case is a serious case-because it's your case.

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Personal Injury

We are here for you in your time of need, providing compassionate guidance and aggressive advocacy in a wide range of personal injury matters. Our top-rated attorneys will fight the insurance companies and get you back on your feet.

Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers

Car Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life. Then we’ll tell you what options are available to you to get on the road to recovery.

Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accident Lawyers

Maritime/Jones Act Law

Personal injuries that happen when you’re working – or playing – on the water aren’t governed by “the law of the land.” They are subject to maritime laws under the Jones Act– also known as admiralty law.

Maritime Lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on listening to not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often serious. We are here to listen to your story so we can guide you to healing. Our team has represented some of the largest truck accident cases in Virginia. Call us and see how we can help you today.

Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accident Lawyers

Workers Compensation

If you’ve been injured on the job, workers’ compensation insurance may entitle you to critical assistance like medical treatment, lost wages, and more. But insurance companies will put up an aggressive fight to resist paying you the compensation you need and deserve. Rutter Mills can help get you the money you deserve.

Workers Compensation Lawyers
Workers Comp Lawyer

Contact a Newport News Social Security Disability Attorney for expert legal guidance

A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been repeatedly denied Social Security. It certainly means you have a lot on the line, and the resolution of your case will make a big difference to you, your family, and your life moving forward.

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What Matters Most


When you’ve been injured, you’ve got a lot at stake – but so does the insurance company.  Being represented by a serious lawyer makes all the difference.  Call Rutter Mills today and let us even the playing field for you.

Lori H.

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Rutter Mills LLP is the BEST.

Redd E.

I had and still do have the most valuable, professional and friendly relationship with Selena Paszkiewicz and Mr. Lotkin. It was a bit rough waiting for the case to conclude because of covid; however, it was DEFINITELY worth the wait and the experience. Not to mention how, as a 20 year plus employment. Selena was so gracious as to assist me in paralegal questions, as I've just graduated from studying law as a paralegal. Upon the case being concluded, she has still promised I could always call for advice and paralegal help. I'm going to grow up to be just like her (lol). Rutter Mills attorneys and paralegals, especially Mr. Lotkin and Selena Paszkiewicz, you're the best ever. PLEASE PLEASE keep doing what you love. When you do what you're meant for and with the joy you both have in it, it's not a job or work... it's a career for life!!!

Chuck C.

Rutter Mills did exactly what I needed. Took all the pressure off of me, negotiated a fair settlement, and treated me royally in the process. At a low point in my mood, they even sent me cookies! My attorney Mr Boran, Kathy, Julie and the rest made a bad situation as painless as possible. I feel lucky to have chosen them after my accident. Thanks Rutter Mills team

Asia W.

My experience dealing with Rutter Mills was amazing! Gina Montgomery and Adam Lotkin answered every question and made sure I had a clear understanding of everything. They are hardworking individuals that will get every detail down in court! I would definitely recommend them to any and everyone! It was a blessing working with them and if I ever need them in the future, they will be the lawyers I'd call!

Donald D.

Mr. Young and his team exceeded my expectations in the way they handled the case and kept me informed. They got involved with my medical billing issues from the accident and a workman's comp claim. They have resolved the issues with workman's comp. I would whole-heartedly recommend this firm.


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