People living in Hampton, VA are eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), if they are no longer able to work due to a disability. These individuals can either apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. As of December 2012 there are 4,240 individuals receiving SSDI and 3,293 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Hampton.
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The easiest way to apply for disability is online, however if you would prefer to apply in person or if you are applying on behalf of someone else, you can apply at the local office below:
1521 Hardy Cash Dr
Hampton, Virginia 23666
The Hampton SSA office also serves the residents of Fort Monroe, Yorktown, Lackey and Seaford.
Hiring a Hampton Disability Attorney or Advocate
You should consider hiring a Hampton social security lawyer before applying for benefits. Oftentimes applications are denied due to missing or incomplete information. Your disability attorney will file all documents on your behalf, thus reducing the chances of an error.
A Hampton disability attorney will also generally handle cases in the following cities and towns located in Hampton County, Poquoson County, Newport News County, Norfolk County, Virginia Beach County, Portsmouth County, and Chesapeake County: Aberdeen Gardens, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Gloucester Point, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Suffolk, and Norfolk.
Feel free to contact the bar association below with any questions you may have with regards to hiring an attorney in the Hampton area:
Hampton Bar Association
2236 Cunningham Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Hampton SSD Hearings
It is highly likely that your initial application for benefits will be denied since almost two-thirds of disability applications are denied at this stage. The best chance an applicant has of being approved for benefits is during the disability hearing stage.
All Hampton residents will have to travel to Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) office for their disability hearings. Be prepared for a long wait as it can take over a year to have hearing scheduled due to the backlog of cases at the Norfolk ODAR.Sometimes it can be difficult for those in an extremely difficult financial or medical situation to wait a year. If you are in a dire situation, you can contact your local congressman to see if he or she will be able to intervene to have your hearing scheduled sooner.
2600 Washington Ave. Suite 1010
Newport News, VA 23607
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