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Does your disability prevent you from working? Social security may be the solution. If you have been turned down for social security benefits, or if you have yet to apply, an experienced Chesapeake social security attorney can increase your odds of qualifying. Help is right around the corner. Start working with an experienced Chesapeake social security attorney today by filling out the questionnaire on the left.

Why seek help applying for SSI or SSDI benefits?

The vast majority of the initial applicants are denied social security benefits: generally, between 65% and 70%. Increase your chances of winning your Social Security claim by contacting an experienced Chesapeake Social Security lawyer. Your attorney should have the necessary experience to understand how to make out your best case. This may include working with your doctors, or having you seek a new cost-effective examination that can help make out your case. Those who face real disabilities potentially face hunger and homelessness. Winning your claim can provide a necessary safety net to our most vulnerable citizens. Successful claimants receive monthly payments from the federal government to cover those critical expenses. Many claimants also qualify for medical services through Medicare and Medicaid.

How can I afford a Social Security lawyer when I can’t work?

Contrary to what people think about lawyers, Social Security lawyers tend to be very affordable. Why? Social Security attorneys only get paid if you get paid. This fee structure is called a “contingency” fee. Social Security regulations set a cap for attorney fees. As of June 2009, the cap is $6,000. Also, attorneys can only receive their money from the past due benefits awarded to you, a max of 25%. So, the most a social security lawyer can charge is: the smaller amount of 25% of your past due benefits or $6,000. Don’t wait to contact an experienced Chesapeake Social Security lawyer. Fill out the form on the left.

Who qualifies for SSI and SSDI?

Disability payments under SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are contingent upon you proving the existence of a disability. The disability must preclude you from working for a year or more. Disability payments are made monthly to those who qualify. Both SSDI and SSI programs are related, but different.

SSDI - Contact an experienced Chesapeake Disability Insurance Attorney Now

To receive payments under the SSDI plan, you must have worked a percentage of the previous years (depending on your age). Thus, only those with a work history can qualify. Beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Speak with an experienced Chesapeake SSDI lawyer to learn more.

SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced Chesapeake Disability Attorney

SSI is truly a last line of defense for those who are disabled and have no money. SSI is welfare-based, which means that it is paid out regardless of your work history (unlike SSDI). SSI recipients receive monthly checks, and may also qualify for aid from the state, food stamps, and Medicaid. Don’t wait.Contact an experienced Chesapeake SSI lawyer today.

Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Chesapeake Disability AppealAttorney

To apply for social security, you can start online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The government can take upward of six months to review your case. If denied, you can appeal the decision. You may have an attorney represent you at the appeal.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:


Chronic granulocytopenia
Non-mosaic Down syndrome
Soft tissue sarcoma
Benign brain tumors
Parkinsonian syndrome
Peripheral neuropathies
Subacute combined degeneration
Cerebral Trauma
Anterior poliomyelitis
Muscular dystrophy
Chronic Anemia
Sickle cell disease
Chronic thrombocytopenia
Hereditary telangiectasia
Coagulation defects

Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
3305 Airline Boulevard
Portsmouth, Virginia 23701
(866) 593-8851

Low Cost Hospitals

Chesapeake Care
2145 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
(757) 545-5700

Patient First Medical Centers
1239 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
(757) 549-9935
Eastern Virginia Medical
855 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
(757) 446-5908

Raquel D White
5317 Denver Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
(757) 479-4866


Chesapeake Hospital Authority
736 North Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
(757) 312-8121

Charette Health Care Center
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, Virginia 23708
(757) 953-0605
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23507
(757) 388-3494

Maryview Hospital
3636 High Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23707
(757) 398-2200

Chesapeake social security attorneys clients throughout Southeastern Virginia, including Capeville, Chesapeake, Cortland, Eastville, Franklin, Gloucester, Gloucester Point, Grafton, Hampton, Jamestown, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Pungoteague, Richmond, Saint Brides, Smithfield, Suffolk, Sussex, Totaro, Virginia Beach, Wane Neck, White Stone Beach, Williamsburg, areas in the vicinity of Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk International Terminals, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, NS-Norfolk, and other communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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