Applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Virginia is a complicated legal process. You must first prove that you are disabled, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA) definition.

Whether Social Security considers you “disabled” is determined by your inability to work. The agency considers you disabled under its rules if:

  • You cannot do work that you did before;
  • They decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s);
    and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Social Security pays only for total disability, not a partial disability.

Social Security Disability Program has a “Five-Step Process” to determine if you are disabled.

Most people who apply for benefits are denied.

The Social Security Disability system involves thousands of rules, regulations and procedures. You can be denied benefits if your doctor doesn’t know the legal definition of disability. Or, if a Social Security employee does not obtain medical evidence on your behalf. You can also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.

When applying, the Gillette Law Group, PLLC, helps you:

  1. Gather proof that you are disabled and cannot maintain work for one year or more.
  2. Organize proper job history and records.
  3. Obtain proper medical records to prove you meet the government definition of disability.

Our staff has helped many people in Virginia, including Hampton, Williamsburg, Richmond and Norfolk win Social Security disability benefits.

How likely are you to win benefits?

Gillette Law Group, PLLC, offers you a free evaluation of your disability case. Contact us today.