Know Your Rights If You Are Disabled

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Know Your Rights If You Are Disabled

November 10th, 2016 | By



In the United States, physically challenged people possess certain rights and are protected by a number of laws. There is also a vast network of nonprofit advocacy groups which ensures that these rights are not violated. One of the most popular pieces of legislation regarding the physically challenged is the Americans with Disabilities Act. Another significant right of Persons living with disability is the right to cash payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If you are unable to engage in any form of work as a result of a mental illness or a physical disability, you may be entitled to cash payments from the SSA. The SSA administers two types of disability programs, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Your situation or disability, your work history, your income and more, will determine whether or not you are eligible for the SSI or the SSDI or both programs.

While the Social Security Income and the Social Security Disability program are intended to cushion persons who cannot work because of disability, from experiencing financial hardships, it is not always easy to recover these benefits; hence, the need to recruit the services of a reliable Social Security Disability attorney, such as those at JPLaw PC.

Research indicates that about 70% of all initial social security disability claims are usually rejected, hence the need to consult an experienced SSD attorney at JPLaw PC, who can greatly improve your chances of getting these benefits.

Johnston Porter Law Office attorneys are capable of handling both SSD and SSI claims, as well as workers compensation claims, and benefits for eligible widows, children and the survivors of disability recipients. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability, you must meet the following criteria:

Suffer from either a mental or physical disability that has been listed by the SSA.
You must be unable to work for 12 months or more.
If you want to fight for your rights as a disabled person or if you simply want to acquire the benefits that you are eligible for, then it is crucial to consult a reputable law firm specializing in Social Security Disability laws and other disability Laws. In this regard, JPLaw PC offers you:

Free legal representation, unless they succeed to get you (the clients) the benefits you want or need.
Professional Preparation: Lawyers coach the clients on the likely questions to be asked by a judge, and how to answer these questions
Commitment to your case: The lawyers personally follow and guide your case through the complicated SSA system.
Experience: JPLaw PC attorneys are capable of handling all levels of Social Security Disability litigation, including federal appeals due to their experience.
“Family Treatment:” At JPLaw PC every client is treated as part of their family, so as to nature trust and understanding which is necessary in disability cases.
There are many rights of the disabled: If you need to access some of the benefits stipulated to you (as a physically challenged individual) by the law such as the Social Security Income, Social Security Disability, and Workers Compensation, consult a reliable JPLaw PC to help you acquire and safeguard these rights.

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