Virginia Beach Social Security Disability Resources
Any Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits application in Virginia Beach, VA, can take four or five months to go through the initial review process, and only about 43% are approved at this stage. If your initial claim is denied, you can request it be reconsidered, though the majority are also denied at this stage as well. Following the first and second reviews, you will need to appeal the determination and your application will be scheduled for review by an administrative law judge for a final determination. From beginning to end – initial claim to final appeal – the whole process can take a year or longer to complete.
To be found eligible under the Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines for SSD, you must prove you’ve been unable to work for more than a year due to long term or permanent. To apply for Virginia Beach disability benefits, you can call the SSA at (800)772-1213, visit your local SSA office, or apply online at the SSA’s website, here.
If you need help finding your local SSA office, you can call the phone number listed above, or visit the SSA’s Office Locator webpage, here.
Virginia Beach Health Resources
Your application for Virginia Beach disability benefits should be sent to your local SSA field office. It will be reviewed there for completeness and then forwarded to the Virginia Beach Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation will be examined. In order to receive SSD, you’ll need to substantiate that you’ve gotten appropriate and ongoing medical care for the ailments responsible for your disability.
Paying for healthcare with limited finances can be very difficult. Here are some Virginia Beach disability resources for low cost and free medical services to help.
Virginia Beach Family Medical Center
936 General Booth Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4857
Beach Health Clinic
3396 Holland Rd 102,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Pembroke Corporate Center III
4452 Corporation Ln,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Virginia Beach Mental Health Resources
Whether your disability claim is based on a developmental problem or psychological illness, or such a condition plays a role in your physical disability, you must include documentation of treatment from a qualified metal healthcare provider. Here are a few of the Virginia Beach disability resources for getting free or low cost mental healthcare.
Atlantic Psychiatric Services
780 Lynnhaven Pkwy,
Virginia Beach, VA,
Tidewater Psychotherapy Services
256 N Witchduck Rd,
Virginia Beach VA, 23462
Virginia Beach Supplemental Security Benefits
If you’re eligible for Virginia Beach disability benefits, you may also be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as Medicaid and/or Medicare. SSI is often available to those who need long term residential care or other similar assistance services. Medicare and Medicaid cover health-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Virginia Beach SSA District Office at:
Social Security Administration
2875 Sabre St, Suite 100,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
To learn more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
3432 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 342
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4420
Your Virginia Beach Social Security Disability Claim
Thorough medical documentation in your Virginia Beach disability benefits application will increase your chances of being found eligible for SSD, but there is still no guarantee. A Virginia Beach Social Security lawyer can help you increase your chances.
When disabled, financial resources are quite limited and you may be worried about paying for legal help. It’s important to realize that there are upfront expenses for hiring a Virginia Beach Social Security attorney. In fact, the attorney is only paid if you are found eligible for SSD benefits. Social Security attorneys receive 25% (to a max of $6,000) of the total retroactive benefits you’re paid when SSD starts for you.
A free Social Security Disability case review is available from a qualified Virginia Beach Social Security lawyer by clicking here.