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When you spend years working and pay money into Social Security, you would think becoming disabled would entitle you to disability benefits in West Virginia. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies a large percentage of disability claims every year.
According to the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), every year the SSA denies around 53 percent of disability claims at all levels. After denial, there are four levels of appeal for Social Security disability claims:
Because most claims are initially denied and denial can occur again throughout the claims process, it is wise to use a West Virginia disability lawyer to help you with your claim. Representation increases your chances for approval and you owe no out-of-pocket expenses. You only owe attorney fees when the lawyer is successful in getting your claim approved.
The Prim Law Firm can help you fight for disability benefits and also see whether other sources of compensation are available based on your work injury.