A re you unable to work because of a physical, emotional or mental disability? If you’re about to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or your claim has been denied, the Law Office of Terry K. Fleming is ready to help. Did you know that more than 80 percent of people who apply for SSD benefits are turned down? It’s already a challenging process for someone who is not familiar with the system, but it’s frustrating and depressing when your quality of life is negatively affected by a health or emotional condition and you find you have no recourse.
Most people would rather work to support themselves and their families than depend on disability benefits. But life doesn’t always give us that choice. The Law Office of Terry K. Fleming can significantly improve your chances by presenting your case in the most favorable light. Mr. Fleming knows how to help you understand and prepare for the initial client interview. We will help you develop a personal plan to win your case in person and in writing. We will educate you on those things that you need to deal with and take care of, and the parts of the process that we can handle for you.
If necessary, we consult medical specialists and other experts in building and supporting our clients’ cases. Having represented numerous clients at all levels—initial application, reconsideration, hearing and appeals—Mr. Fleming is intimately familiar with the burden of proof requirements involved.
We are experienced in representing clients with SSI claims for physical impairments such as osteoarthritis, mental illness claims like depression and post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), spinal disorders including herniated discs, and chronic conditions involving COPD, lupus, rheumatological conditions and heart disease.
Some Facts About SSD
The vast majority of those who apply for Social Security benefits are initially turned down.
To be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you have to suffer health challenges that leave you unable to work for at least 12 months. (You should not wait this long to apply!)
Many mental illnesses qualify for Social Security eligibility.
If you suffer from obesity, you could be judged disabled and eligible for disability.