Social Security Disability Attorneys and Advocates are available to help the residents of Suffolk, VA apply for disability benefits. Suffolk residents can either receive SSDI or SSI benefits. In general, SSDI benefits are meant for individuals who have a strong work history, while SSI benefits are needs based and do not take your work history into account. Currently, there are 2,710 individuals receiving SSDI and 2,292 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Suffolk.
Suffolk residents can either apply for disability benefits online or at the local SSA office listed below:
502 Hillpoint Blvd
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
The Office above also serves the residents of Battery Park, Carrollton, Carrsville, Rescue, Smithfield, Windsor, Boykins, Branchville, Capron, Courtland, Drewryville, Franklin, Ivor, Newsoms, Sedley and Zuni
Hiring a Suffolk Disability Attorney or Advocate
You are not required to hire a Suffolk disability attorney when apply for benefits. However, it can significantly improve your chances of being approved for benefits. Your disability attorney will help you file your application, as well as represent you during the appeals process if your claim is denied.
A Suffolk, VA disability attorney will also handle cases in the following cities and towns: A Suffolk Social Security attorney will also handle disability claims for other area residents, including those in the nearby cities of Portsmouth, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.
You can contact the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association (999 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510) with any questions regarding hiring a disability lawyer in Suffolk.
Suffolk Disability Hearings
The Disability Hearing is the 3rd step in the disability application process and the 2nd step in the disability appeals process. The Disability hearing is generally an applicant’s best chance of being approved for benefits. If you have not yet hired a disability attorney or advocate, you should strongly consider doing so before attending your disability hearing.
All Suffolk residents will have to travel to Norfolk for their disability hearing. Currently, it takes over a year to have a hearing scheduled with the Norfolk hearing office. However, if you are in an extremely difficult financial or medical situation, it is possible to have your hearing scheduled sooner. You can contact your congressman to see if or she will be able to intervene with the SSA to have your hearing scheduled sooner.
505 Independence Parkway, Suite 104
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 382 - 0080
For a free evaluation of your claim by a Suffolk attorney or advocate, fill out the form below!