Helping you obtain the benefits you deserve
If you or a loved one suffered a serious mental or physical disability and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. At Jessee, Read & Howard, P. C., we have been successfully representing SSD clients throughout Virginia for over 40 years. Our experience can help you win the benefits you deserve in your disability case.
Honest, straightforward advice and representation from a local firm
At Jessee, Read & Howard, P. C., we are NOT a large, national company. We are a local practice with experienced attorneys and a dedicated staff who live and work right here in Southwest Virginia.
When helping people with their SSD claims, we provide services our clients actually need. By speaking with us about your case, we can determine how we can best help you. Below are just a few of the most common SSD issues we help clients address:
My claim was denied, what do I do?
Many claimants are denied multiple times before they are successful in obtaining benefits. It is very important that you continue to pursue your claim. If you are initially denied, then you should apply for reconsideration. If you are denied reconsideration, then you should request a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). If you are denied by the ALJ, you may request a hearing in federal court. Unfortunately due to the large back log of cases, it often takes many months for your hearing to be scheduled.
What if I’m over 50 years of age?
The Social Security Administration gives special consideration to claimants who are over 50 years of age. In most cases, those who are over 50 will have a more difficult time acquiring the skills they need to resume or acquire employment. Instead of requiring these people to start all over, the SSA is often more inclined to grant SSD benefits. The SSA will review your work history, education and other criteria that may affect your ability to obtain and retain employment. We can review your case and offer advice regarding your over 50 SSD claim.
Why you should choose Jessee, Read & Howard, P.C.
We have more than 40 years of experience helping people with Social Security Disability claims. No two claims are alike, but in our years of practice as lawyers, we have come to understand how the law can apply to your specific situation.
We understand how factors within your disability and your life can affect the viability of your Social Security Disability (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, including:
- Your medical diagnosis and symptoms
- Your functional limitations preventing work
- Your age
- Your work history and earnings record
- Your education level
- Your marital status and spouse’s income deemed to you (SSI)
- Your countable resources and assets (SSI)
- The written support of your doctors
Contact us and learn how we can help you obtain the benefits you deserve.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call Jessee, Read & Howard, P. C., at (276) 628-1089 or fill out the form below. We are located in Abingdon and represent clients all over Southwest Virginia.