Bruce K. Billman Attorney - Winchester, VA

Bruce K. Billman Attorney - Winchester, VA Helping People Get The Social Security Benefits They Deserve.We Serve People, Not Numbers An Experienced Local Social Security Disability Attorney in Virginia The task of obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be cold and forbidding.

As you wade through the forms,listen to the automated phone voices and deal with the government offices and bureaucrats, you may begin to feel like little more than a number on a long, long list. To them, that's all you really are. At the Law Offices of Bruce K. Billman we serve people, not numbers. We serve hard-working, honest individuals who are struggling with serious disabilities. We serve people who want to work, want to be productive, and are simply asking for the relief they are entitled to. Do you need help obtaining Social Security disability benefits? Let us put our skill and experience to work for you. Contact us online or call us toll free at 1-800-371-2906 to speak with a dedicated Social Security disability lawyer. Experience Counts For 30 years, attorney Bruce K. Billman has been helping the people of Virginia through all the steps of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process. We can help you with the initial application, prepare testimony for the administrative law judge hearing, and take your case all the way to a federal court appeal if necessary. A Valuable Source of Knowledge At the Law Offices of Bruce K. Billman, our 30 years of experience and our extensive knowledge of SSDI benefits gives us the ability to answer our clients' most difficult questions. We will inform you about things you can do on your end to make sure you have the best possible chance at a successful result. We will advise you on how to work with your doctor, and we will answer any questions you may have about working while disabled. If you are over 50 years of age, we can help you with the special SSDI rules that apply to you. Our attorneys are skilled in handling applications for SSDI due to chronic pain and fatigue and mental illness such as depression or schizophrenia. If you are suffering from a physical disability,we can advise you on how to apply. Contact an Experienced SSDI Lawyer Today Please contact us or by phone at 1-800-371-2906 today. We offer all clients free initial consultations. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay an attorney's fee unless you win.

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If a claimant hires a social security disability attorney, it should be done before it's too late for the attorney to be of assistance. Forms like a fee agreement, a medical release form, and a representative designation form must be completed before the 60-day appeal deadline expires.


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits do not start immediately upon filing. You must wait five months from the date of filing your application, or the date the disability occurred, before receiving your first payment. The waiting period is mandated to determine if you can recover enough to return to gainful employment within one year.


What is disabled in the eyes of the government? An attorney who specializes in Social Security disability can explain that you must not be able to do what you did before your injury or illness. Additionally, you can't be able to perform other work, and your condition must be expected to last at least a year.


If you are disabled and cannot work, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. There are many conditions that are covered, including a herniated disk, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or a brain injury.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is an entitlement program for disabled workers with limited resources and income. Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), SSI is available regardless of an applicant's work history.


How long you continue to receive SSDI benefits depends on how long your disability keeps you from working, and if you continue to meet other eligibility requirements, such as type and level of other income. The Social Security Administration will review your eligibility periodically.


Did you know that in order to obtain disability benefits for a disabled child, he or she must have been disabled prior to the age of twenty-two? If you have a disabled child, we can help to determine if your family might qualify for assistance.


People who are denied on their initial benefit claim can hire a social security disability attorney. We offer representation and can help clients with claims for continuing and past due benefits like back pay.


Filing for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process. We’re always here to handle filings and represent you in hearings to help move the process along.


It’s important to remember that the type of work you did prior to your disability can affect your qualification for benefits. For instance, the government stipulates that you only qualify for social security benefits when you’ve worked in the jobs they cover.


The benefits paid by Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are also known as Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Title II benefits (named for the chapter title from the governing section of the Social Security Act).


It’s important to remember that children may also be eligible for SSI Disability benefits. Let’s set up a time to discuss your child’s medical condition and evaluate their eligibility.


Social Security disability insurance is a federal program that was introduced in 1956. Money is paid to people who have a permanent disabling condition and are unable to work for a living.


Are you confused by the number of work credits you need to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits? Consider leveraging our experience to help you make sense of how the filing works.


Did you know that according to the US Social Security Administration, there are currently 2.8 workers for each Social Security beneficiary? By 2033, it is estimated there will be 2.1 workers for each beneficiary.


Are you concerned that it will be more difficult to qualify for disability income when you’ve been running your own business? Let’s talk about the specifics of your business and whether it’s covered.


Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) refers to any work activity that is typically performed for pay or profit. SGA is one of the factors used by the Social Security Administration to determine whether or not someone qualifies for disability benefits.


The amount of the benefits paid by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will vary from state to state. The amount of basic SSI benefits is the same nationwide, but many states provide payments in addition to the basic benefits.


It's a common misconception that any work done while receiving Social Security disability benefits will automatically terminate those benefits. It is actually possible still receive benefits while working, provided you meet the requirements of the Social Security Administration.


If your spouse is caring for a child who is under 16 or disabled, he or she may be eligible for benefits as is a spouse who is 62 or older. In some cases, the disabled widow or widower or the divorced spouse of a deceased worker may become eligible for disability benefits. We can help you understand your rights.


We offer clients specialized expertise like: familiarity with the Social Security Administration impairment listing manual and the disability claims process; experience reading and assessing medical records; and knowledge of hearing proceedings and cross questioning expert witnesses.


Once you’re on SSI Disability, it’s important to remember that getting a job could make you ineligible to continue receiving benefits. Let’s talk about the maximum allowed income before you accept any job offers.


Lawyers can help in every step of the social security insurance or social security disability insurance process. From filling out paperwork to handling any necessary appeals, we can increase your chances of success.


Did you know you are allowed an attorney during all stages of the Social Security Disability application process? In fact, hiring an attorney is often beneficial and can increase your chances of being awarded the benefits you need.


Certain family members of disabled workers (such as spouses or unmarried children) may also be eligible for benefits, depending on the situation. An attorney can help you determine which family members might qualify.


Did you know that through the Compassionate Allowance initiative, claimants suffering from extremely severe medical conditions may qualify for expedited consideration of their Social Security Disability claim?


One advantage of hiring an attorney to file your Social Security disability request is that using a lawyer will usually speed up the process. The lawyer will make sure no deadlines have been missed and in some cases can ask that your appeal be expedited if you have a dire situation.


Because it can take months or years to get approved for Social Security disability benefits, the government allows back pay. It is not unusual to be awarded months or even years of back pay benefits once your disability is finally approved.


Individual disability programs will have different definitions of "disabled." Thus, Social Security may consider you disabled for SSDI, while a workman's compensation program in your state denies your disability claim. Generally, Social Security has the strictest definition of "disabled."


In 2010, there were 10 million people receiving disability benefits, compared to 56 million people receiving regular Social Security benefits. A total of 158 million workers in the country had Social Security taxes taken from their paychecks in 2010.


In order to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must be disabled, have limited resources, and earn less that the income level set by the Social Security Administration. U.S. citizenship is usually required, although there are some exceptions.


In order to apply for SSDI, you must provide your Social Security number, a birth certificate or other legal proof of age, the names and contact information for doctors and/or institutions that treated your disability, dates of treatment, and a list of medications you are taking.


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is not the same as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI covers those disabled persons who have worked in the past and paid taxes into the Social Security system. SSI provides benefits for the elderly, the blind and low-income people who have other disabilities.


Steps we can take to accelerate a claims case (but are not guaranteed) include: sending updated medical records with reconsideration appeals; having claimants submit a dire need letter with pertinent documentation like past due bills; and obtaining medical record updates and request an on-the-record-review.


As a rule, SSDI payments are based on the date of the application. However, if you did not apply until long after your disability occurred, SSDI may pay for up to a year prior to the date you filed, depending on the circumstances of your case. SSDI will not cover the first five months from the date you became disabled.


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