Northampton County Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Lawyers

Northampton County Social Security Disability Lawyers

SSD Lawyers

You always considered Social Security as part of your retirement income, but now due to an injury or an illness– you are completely disabled but too young for benefits. You may prove eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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Our Northampton County Social Security Disability lawyers provide a full range of services to residents seeking disability benefits they desperately need to cover daily expenses and make ends meet.


Our firm takes a hands-on approach to help clients understand their options, navigate the SSD application or appeals process, and seek the full benefits they are entitled to.

Compassionate Lawyers

The Virginia Social Security lawyers at Rutter Mills can guide you through the difficult application process. Because for more than 50 years, our firm has represented disabled people seeking these benefits. Further, applicants who hire legal counsel to represent them fare better than those who don’t– as the regulations are very strict.

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are unable to work due to a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that has lasted 12 consecutive months or is expected to result in death, you may be eligible for benefits. When you submit your SSD application to the Social Security Administration, a Disability Determination Services claims examiner, along with a medical consultant, is tasked with determining if your impairments are legitimate and meet the government’s definition of ‘disability.’

Social Security Details & Requirements

A partially disabled person, or a totally disabled individual who is expected to recover in less than a year, would not be eligible. In addition, anyone eligible for standard Social Security retirement benefits also would not qualify.

SSDI eligibility is limited to those who are totally mentally or physically disabled and cannot hold any full-time job. The person must provide medical evidence from a healthcare provider that their disability is expected to last more than one year or end upon death. It must interfere with the person’s ability to engage in simple work tasks such as walking, lifting, standing, or sitting.

When considering whether the disability prevents the applicant from performing any work– their age, education, skills, and previous work history is taken into account by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The individual must also qualify for SSDI based on Social Security credits earned. In general, anyone who has worked full-time for five out of the past 10 years will have earned them.

The SSA initially denies most applications for SSDI. That is especially true if the candidate does not have legal representation. Our Northampton County lawyers for Social Security disability will ensure that your application is filled out correctly and that all relevant medical and other records are included. If the application is denied, the candidate can file an appeal within 60 days.

Even if the appeal is denied, the applicant can take their case before an Administrative Law Judge. They can testify before the judge about their limitations, the attorney can question witnesses, and the judge generally issues a decision within six weeks.

If the idea of appearing before a judge sounds intimidating, do not worry. The courtroom is small, with relatively few people in it. Your lawyer explains the procedure beforehand and familiarizes you with it. Medical experts can appear on your behalf as well.

Contact our team of Northampton County Social Security Lawyers

The Northampton County personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills will evaluate your case and determine whether you are eligible for SSDI. If you meet the criteria, the application process can start.

We offer a free consultation, so call us today or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment. When dealing with the SSA, you want an experienced attorney on your side, and that is what you get with our dedicated staff.

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Contact a the experienced Northampton County Social Security Lawyers today for expert legal guidance

A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been dealing with quite the disability. 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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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.

Crystal B.

Rutter mills group helped Me get My SSD benefits. They did a wonderful job. Thank you Rutter mills

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