The attorneys of Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., help clients in Mississippi and western Tennessee get the Social Security Disability benefits they are entitled to after an accident or illness leaves them unable to work.
If you were badly hurt or suffer from a chronic or life-threatening condition that prevents you from returning to your job, you need an attorney who understands how the system works and has a proven record of helping thousands of people like you get benefits.
You need a lawyer who can explain the process so that you know what to expect. You need an experienced professional who will fight for the Social Security benefits you need. Contact us today for a free consultation. There are no upfront costs or fees to pay.
What Benefits Are Available?
The Social Security Act provides benefits to help people in need deal with a disability that prevents them from returning to work or that affects the family. Social Security benefits include:
- Disability benefits: These are financial payments made to an individual who can no longer hold substantial gainful employment because of a serious, long-term disability (one that will last more than one year or may result in death).
- Death benefits: Certain dependents (a spouse, biological, adoptive or stepchild, or a dependent parent) may be eligible to receive Social Security survivor benefits when a family breadwinner loses his or her life to illness or in an accident.
- Spousal benefits: If your spouse is over the age of 65 or is caring for a child under the age of 16, Social Security benefits may be available.
- Children benefits: Unmarried children or stepchildren may be able to collect disability benefits if they are under the age of 18 or if they suffer from a disability that started before they reached the age of 22.
- Medicare: Medicare is available to people under the age of 65 who have received Social Security Disability benefits for 24 months or more.
- Supplement Security Income (SSI): If you are blind or otherwise disabled and have limited resources, you may qualify to receive monthly SSI benefits. SSI is a needs-based program, and these benefits may be available even if you do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Attorney Bobby Wood is one of the most respected Social Security Disability attorneys in Mississippi. Our firm has helped thousands of disabled men, women and children and their families obtain the benefits they need. Contact us today for sound legal guidance and caring support throughout the process. If you don't get benefits, we don't get paid.