Richmond Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Disability Lawyers

Richmond Social Security Disability Lawyers

SSD Lawyers

Life is scary when you can no longer work due to total disability. Not only are you dealing with the physical or mental issues due to your condition, but you no longer have an income. Under these circumstances, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may help. This program, run by the Social Security Administration (SSA), provides benefits to those meeting its strict criteria. Most SSDI applications are rejected initially, but there is an appeals process. Applicants who have legal help from the beginning possess better odds of a successful outcome than those who try to navigate this system on their own.

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Most people don’t get benefits on their first try


Something that can significantly help your shot at SSDI is hiring a Richmond Social Security Disability attorney


Having an expert working on your claim means having an experienced eye and a master negotiator on your side. Even if your claim has already been denied, Rutter Mills can help.

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The Richmond Social Security lawyers at Rutter Mills will help you every step of the way with the long and often difficult SSDI application procedure. If your self-filed application is denied, we can work with you on an appeal.

To ensure that you get the best benefits possible, your lawyer will help you:

Only those diagnosed as totally mentally or physically disabled qualify for SSDI. The condition must either end at death, or last more than one year. Partial or short-term disability will not count.

The SSA will decide if the applicant cannot work at any type of job. This consideration is based upon the person’s age, education, and skills, along with work history. Even if the person cannot perform their current job, if they are deemed able to hold any full-time employment, the SSA will likely deny the claim.

Other criteria for SSDI includes the number of credits the applicant has earned via paying into Social Security via his or her FICA payroll tax.  Eligible applicants must paid in the Social Security system for at least five of the previous 10 years.

If a person does not qualify for SSDI because they have not worked a sufficient amount of time, they may prove eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program for low-income people over age 65, or those who are blind or disabled. Those eligible for SSI must meet income and asset guidelines.

Many applications are denied because forms and questionnaires were not filled out correctly, or all of the necessary medical evidence was not included. Our Richmond lawyers for Social Security disability will ensure that all forms are properly filled out before submission, and that all relevant medical information is available to SSA.  Deadlines for submissions are met, including those for appeals or a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

Keep in mind that the entire process takes a long time, and SSDI is not awarded “quickly” under almost any circumstances.

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Contact our team of Richmond Social Security Lawyers

The Richmond lawyers for Social Security benefits will evaluate your case and determine whether you qualify for SSDI or perhaps SSI. If you are eligible for either program, we can proceed with your application. Call or text us today to schedule a free consultation, or submit our online contact form. For more than 50 years, we aided disabled individuals in receiving the benefits they deserve. Since we are not paid unless you receive compensation, there is no fee unless we win 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Contact a Richmond Social Security attorney for expert legal guidance

A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have had issues with SSD. 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.

VET -David S.

I knew it would be a long hard road to get an award from the VA for my multiple disabilities. However, the process was made so much easier with Rutter Mills. I was kept informed and able to follow the decision making process with my claim at the VA. They were always available if I had any questions and responded promptly. I was able to obtain a 100% rating, and couldn’t be more pleased with how they handled things from start to finish. I would gladly recommend them to any vet facing a situation like mine.

Christin B.

I wish I had called Rutter Mills from the beginning. I tried to deal with the insurance company myself, big mistake. Adam Lotkin and his paralegal Ruth Simmons were amazing. They walked me through the process and got me a settlement almost ten times the offer from the insurance company. Trust Rutter Mills, you won't be disappointed!

Chris I.

I can't praise Rutter Mills law firm enough Catherine Foster is not only a great paralegal handling my lawsuit with my lawyer Dan Dallia I truly consider her like family.So many times I was depressed and in pain and she would talk me through it encouraging me to be strong.She is also going through a lot like myself and completely understands and is able to show compassion a fully healthy healthy person couldn't.The discovery she provided me amazed me,and was so thorough very professional.I consider her my friend for life!

Autumn D.

Dont make it harder than it needs to be. Choose Rutter Mills! I had never needed to contact an attorney, it was all new to me and I was in pain from being rear ended while at a stop light. I did like most and checked reviews. I called Rutter Mills and not for one second did I ever doubt my decision. I had the pleasure of working with attorney Andrew Boran and his paralegal Kathy Saunders. They were there for me every step of the way. Extremely understanding and knowledgeable. They stayed in touch with me and went to bat for me. I highly recommend them to anyone. Don't make it harder than it needs to be on yourself, CALL RUTTER MILLS NOW!


The day I walked into their office I thought there was no hope for my case and I would never be made whole. Two and a half weeks ago, my case was settled above and beyond my expectations. After 4 long years, I have finally been made whole thanks to Rutter Mills. You saved my life.


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