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Disabled? Need help? 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 Columbia social security attorney can increase your odds of qualifying. Contact an experienced Columbia social security attorney today to learn more. Start by filling out the form on the left.

The SSI and SSDI system: a real safety net

The statistics are not favorable for initial applicants. About 65% or more initial applicants are denied annually. Qualifying for social security benefits requires proof of your disability. Experienced Columbia social security lawyers understand how to present your evidence in the most favorable light. If you win your claim, you will be entitled to a monthly benefit payment from the federal government. In many cases, you can also qualify for medical care. For example, SSDI claimants can potentially qualify for Medicare benefits, while SSI claimants qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Qualified Columbia Social Security lawyers: are they expensive?

Because the people who need a social security lawyer usually do not have a source of income, social security lawyers structure their fees to make their services affordable. The reason why: you do not pay a Social Security lawyer unless he or she wins your claim. That means they only get paid if you get paid. Statutorily, social security attorneys can only make the following: the smaller amount of (1) 25% of back pay awarded to you, or (2) $6,000 total. The social security administration has to approve the amount of the attorney fees at the time you are awarded your benefits. Contact your Columbia Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the left.

Social Security: Qualifying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI)

When people refer to social security disability: they may either be referring to SSDI or SSI (Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income). Both programs are federal programs. Both programs provide benefits to disabled people who cannot work (for at least one year). They do have some important differences though. Its important to understand which one you may qualify for.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Work with a Knowledgeable Columbia Disability Insurance Attorney Today

To qualify for SSDI monthly payments, you must establish a work history of paying into social security as well as a qualifying disability. So, not everyone qualifies for the SSDI program. Those who receive disability payments under SSDI may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Contact an experienced Columbia SSDI lawyer to learn about your options.

SSI – Work with an experienced Columbia Disability Attorney

Although payments are generally lower under SSI, the funds help those who critically need it. In addition, successful claimants may also qualify for medical care through Medicaid. Fill out the form to contact an experienced Columbia SSI lawyer.

The Process, Appeals and Applications - Columbia Disability Appeals Lawyer

You can apply online, in person, or over the phone for social security. You will be prompted to fill out a series of questions that require you to substantiate your disability. If you are denied, you can appeal your case.

Below is a list of some of the types of illnesses and injuries that can qualify for a disability under Social Security:

Hearing Loss
Loss of speech
Skin Grafting
Diabetes mellitus
Pituitary gland disorders
Psychiatric Disorders
Thyroid gland disorders
Open Head Injury
Chemical Burns
Alport’s Syndrome
Loss of Visual Acuity
Chronic hyperglycemia
Short bowel syndrome

Local SSA Office

Social Security Administration
1835 Assembly Street, No. 200
Columbia, South Carolina 29201-2441
(803) 929-7635

Columbia  Hospitals

Palmetto Health Baptist
Taylor at Marion Street - 1330 Taylor Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29220
(803) 296-5678

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals
2435 Forest Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29204
(803) 256-5300
Moncrief Army Community Hospital
4500 Stuart Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29207-5700
(803) 751-7812

Palmetto Health Richland
Five Richland Medical Park
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
(803) 434-7000

If you do not have any healthcare insurance or any other ability to pay, there are facilities that probably will treat you in Columbia They are:

Columbia Free Medical Clinic
P O Box 4616
Columbia, South Carolina 29240-4616
(803) 765-1503

Lexington Medical Center
P O Box 3369
West Columbia, South Carolina 29171-3369
(803) 749-0924
Carolina Bariatric Clinic
2277 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169-4713
(803) 796-3834

Chapin Family Practice
1612 Chapin Road
Chapin, South Carolina 29036-9304
(803) 345-3414

Columbia social security lawyers serve client throughout Central South Carolina, including Aiken, Arcadia Lakes, Batesburg-Leesville, Blythewood, Camden, Cayce, Chester, Columbia, Darlington, Dentsville, Florence, Forest Acres, Greenwood, Holly Hill, Irmo, Lake City, Lexington, Manning, Newberry, Orangeburg, Red Bank, Rock Hill, Seven Oaks, South Congaree, Springdale, St. Andrews, Sumter, Timmonsville, West Columbia, areas in the vicinity of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, and other communities in Richland County.

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