Social Security Law & Disability
Virgin Islands Social Security Law and Disability Lawyers represent workers and their families when dealing with the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families. The Social Security Administration also administers the Supplemental Security Income ( SSI ) program.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs differ in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.
Virgin Islands Social Security Law and Disability Lawyers can help you when you do business with the Social Security Administration. Virgin Islands Social Security Law and Disability Lawyers experienced with Social Security issues can act on your behalf in most Social Security matters by:
| ||Obtaining information from your Social Security file|
| ||Assisting in obtaining medical records or information to support your claim|
| ||Accompanying you to any interview, conference or hearing|
| ||Requesting a reconsideration, hearing or Appeals Council review|
| ||Helping you and your witnesses prepare for a hearing|
| ||Completing, reviewing and filing the appropriate paperwork|
Social Security Law and Disability cases are handled by lawyers and law firms with experience in Social Security Law and Disability cases and/or that focus their practice on accident related injuries and wrongful death cases. These types of cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified licensed lawyer. Your lawyer cannot charge or collect a fee from you without first getting written approval from the Social Security Administration. Your lawyer cannot charge you more than the fee amount approved by the Social Security Administration. If you or your representative disagree with the approved fee, either of you can ask the Social Security Administration to review it again. However, your lawyer may accept money from you in advance as long as it is held in a trust or an escrow account.
If you appeal your claim to the federal court, the court can allow a reasonable fee for your attorney. The fee usually will not exceed 25 percent of all past-due benefits that result from the court’s decision. Your attorney cannot charge any additional fee for services.
Click on a VI county or county seat Social Security Law and Disability Lawyer Directory to find a lawyer or visit the OptimusLaw Law Library Online to learn more about Social Security Law and Disability Law legal issues and topics. Call or email the Featured Lawyer of your choice to present your legal matter and/or schedule an initial consultation.
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