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Seek SSD Benefits in Arkansas

Social security disability benefits are granted to individuals who are no longer able to perform a substantial amount of work due to a physical or mental impairment lasting at least 12 months.

If your disability lasts longer than 12 months preventing you from working and earning an income, you could qualify for disability benefits. Depending on how long you have worked, and the amount of income you have earned will play a part in the number of disability benefits you earn.

The Social Security Administration provides monthly benefits to people who meet their requirements of disability. Due to the complexity of the application and appeals process, the assistance of an attorney can help you improve your chances of success.

At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, we have a staff of attorneys dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities receive Social Security Disability benefits. Even if your disability benefits have been denied, don’t give up. Let our experienced Arkansas SSD lawyers fight to get you the disability benefits you need.

Call us at (800) 889-6944 for a free consultation.

Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in Arkansas

Each year in the United States millions of Americans receive some form of Social Security disability benefits. Approximately 17.5% of adults suffer from functional limitations that make it difficult to perform daily tasks.

Disabling conditions are relatively common among adults but obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult due to the complex process. It can take months even years before your SSD claim gets approved or even denied. That is why it is critical to have a team of experienced SSD lawyers on your side to help you get through the process and help your claim be approved faster.

Your work and medical history are extremely important when filing for SSD benefits. Make sure to keep a detailed record of all medical conditions, doctor visits, and medical records; this is critical. At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, your case will be handled by an experienced Arkansas Social Security Disability attorney who will make sure your files are up to date and filed properly.

You Are Not Alone

If you have a medical or mental condition that affects your daily life, you’re not alone. Nearly 1 in 5 adults classified as disabled. But while disabling conditions are relatively common among the adult population, the process of applying for federal disability benefits can be complicated. This is even more true if your disability was caused by another person’s negligence, whether through an auto accident or medical malpractice.

Fighting for your rights and your future can sometimes involve a complex tangle of legal pleadings that may be all but impossible to navigate on your own. Read on to learn more about how Caddell Reynolds Law Firm can help you with your Social Security Disability application and any other legal claims you may have.

Medical Impairments that Can Qualify You for Social Security Disability

some but not limited to:

  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes
  • COPD

Our Arkansas Social Security Disability Services

If your disability prevents you from working and earning an income and you’ve worked enough “quarters” (and earned enough of an income) to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability. This monthly income can often be equivalent to the amount you’d receive if you filed for early Social Security benefits at age 62, but it may be reduced if you’re younger and haven’t built up the requisite work history yet.

For those who haven’t worked enough to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits but are still too disabled to work, Supplemental Security Income may instead be an option. This subsistence-level stipend is designed to cover essential expenses for disabled individuals, but it is asset-limited; keeping more than $2,000 in liquid assets (or $3,000 if you’re married) will exclude you from coverage under this program.

Other Legal Claims Related to Social Security Disability

Often, an SSD or SSI claim will be accompanied by a medical malpractice, Personal Injury, or Bankruptcy filing as well. Deciding when to file each of these claims and how the requisite parties will be indemnified can be complicated. It’s best to seek the assistance of a full-service law firm that can help coordinate these claims and ensure everything proceeds as smoothly as possible under the circumstances.

Caddell Reynolds Law Firm can assist you with your Social Security Disability claim in our Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, and Rogers offices, providing you with convenient service no matter where in Arkansas you live. Contact us today for more information.

Social Security Disability FAQ

How long must I be out of work before I can apply for Social Security Disability?

You can file for disability as soon as you stop working, as soon as your earnings drop, or if you are not engaged in “substantial gainful activity.” In order to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA), an applicant must demonstrate their “disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.”

The SSA issues no time requirements for potential applicants seeking to apply for SSD benefits. One commonly held misconception states an applicant must be completely out of work for six months to a year before applying for SSD benefits, but this is not true.

What qualifies as a disability?

An applicant may potentially qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration if they can demonstrate any injury, condition, or illness that is serious enough to limit their ability to work. While not comprehensive, the SSA lists a broad range of potentially qualifying impairments for SSD benefits in their “Blue Book.”

How do I file for Social Security Disability?

You have four options to file for SSD benefits:

  • You can go to your local Social Security office and ask them to assist you in filing a claim
  • You can call and set up an appointment with your local Social Security office
  • You can file online
  • You can call Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, and we can take care of everything for you

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