Social Security Disability
Lawyers guiding your application for benefits in South Carolina
If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be entitled to receive Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Any disabled person over 18 years old and who has previously worked may qualify — but claim denials are common. At Stoudemire & Sprouse, our disability lawyers help prove your disabled status so you can begin to receive monthly payments and cover your living expenses.
How the SSD claims process works
The majority of initial applications for Social Security benefits are rejected. You may file a request for reconsideration, but most of these are also rejected. When you face these denials, our attorneys request a hearing before an administrative law judge. Hearings are usually held at a Social Security Administration office in Greenville or Anderson. If you cannot travel due to your disability, we arrange a videoconference and personally represent you at the hearing.
Conditions that may qualify you for Social Security disability
Certain medical conditions are accepted as grounds for disabled status:
Our attorneys help prove that you have a condition on the above list. If your condition is not listed, we work with medical experts to prove it is of equal severity.
How we prove that you are disabled
After we have established your disabling condition, our lawyers demonstrate that you meet Social Security's definition of disability:
- You cannot do work that you did before
- You cannot do other work
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death
When the judge is likely to question your inability to work, we bring in vocational experts to help make the case that you are fully disabled.
In most SSD cases, our fee is a percentage of your recovery amount. If we do not help you win a disability award, you do not owe us any attorney's fees. Any costs that we ask you to reimburse must be approved by an administrative law judge.
Prove your disabled status with help from Oconee County SSD lawyers
If you are unable to travel due to your disability, our local attorneys meet you at your place of residence. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer from Stoudemire & Sprouse, contact us online or call 864.973.4608.