If you cannot work due to a disability, you are entitled to social security benefits. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to recover SSD. Struggling to recover benefits? Trust the legal team at Taylor King Law to be on your side – by your side. The social security disability lawyers at Taylor King Law will help you recover the benefits you deserve.

Arkansas SSD Lawyers

In order to receive social security disability benefits there are certain criteria that must be met. Contacting an experienced attorney is the simplest, and easiest way to find out whether you qualify.

A consultation with Taylor King is both free and confidential. We’ll ask questions to help determine if you qualify for social security disability benefits, and then help you explore your options.

Entrust your legal needs to a local attorney who’s committed to fighting for Arkansans’ rights – trust Taylor King. With over 275 years of combined legal experience, you can expect Taylor King Law to be on your side – by your side.

Do I Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

When you hire a social security attorney, they’ll advocate for you. An experienced SSD lawyer will answer your questions, and walk you through each step of the disability claims process.

Having legal representation on your side can make the process easier. And because our firm works on a contingency basis, you won’t owe Taylor King Law anything until after we’ve helped you secure your benefits.

Find Out If You Qualify for SSD in Arkansas

The social security administration offers assistance to Arkansans who are unable to work due to a disability. According to the Social Security Act, a disability is defined as “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”

Fill out the form below in order to find out if you qualify for social security disability (SSD) or social security income (SSI) benefits. One of our team members will reach out to ask additional questions and ensure you receive the representation you need to obtain benefits.

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How is Eligibility for SSD Determined?

An adjudicator will review several factors to determine eligibility for social security disability, including:

  • Current Work Activity
    • The SSA will determine if you’re taking part in what’s termed substantial gainful activity (SGA).
  • Severity of Impairment
    • A medical impairment is considered “severe” if it significantly impacts your ability to work.
  • Impact of Impairment on Ability to Work
    • The rules are different under Title II and Title XVI, but your ability to work will determine your social security benefits.
  • Past Work Experience
    • What is your past work experience and are you able to perform prior work responsibilities?
  • Age & Education
    • An adjudicator will use your age and education level to determine the extent of your benefits.

What If My Social Security Disability Claim is Denied?

If your SSD claim is denied, then contact an attorney immediately. An experienced SSD lawyer can help with your appeals process; and, ultimately, ensure you receive SSD benefits.

The first part of the appeals process is referred to as “the reconsideration step.” Similar to the initial filing, you’ll be provided with a different adjudicator and doctor. If denied a second time in Arkansas, then you’ll appeal to a Federal Social Security Administrative Law Judge. You can then appeal to the Social Security Appeals Council if denied a third time.

It’s possible to handle the appeal process on your own in Arkansas, but hiring an attorney will increase your chances of securing disability. Taylor King Law has the experience and expertise to represent your legal needs. We’ve been representing our friends and neighbors for nearly 30 years. Let our SSD attorneys be on your side – by your side.

Get the Social Security Benefits You Deserve

Schedule a meeting with Taylor King Law today; a consultation with an attorney is 100% free:

We’re available to speak over the phone or to schedule a virtual meeting online. However you prefer to discuss your experience, we’re prepared to listen.

It’s been our promise to be on the side of our friends and neighbors in Arkansas for 30 years. With more than 275 years of combined experience, our expert legal team is proud to represent you and your loved ones.

If you are struggling to obtain Social Security benefits, trust Taylor King Law to handle your claim. We have the experience and the understanding to ensure you receive social security disability payments. You can call or visit any of our seven locations across Arkansas and into Texas. An initial consultation with an SSD attorney is both free and confidential. We’ll answer all your questions, and because we work on a contingency basis, you won’t owe us anything until we settle your case.

Call us at 870.246.0505 or chat with a representative now.

You can speak with a lawyer face-to-face at any of our seven offices across Arkansas. Schedule a confidential meeting with an SSD attorney at any of our office locations in Arkadelphia, Little Rock, Springdale, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Conway, or Texarkana:

Can I Lose My Social Security Benefits?

In Arkansas, you can lose your SSD benefits for one of four reasons:

  1. You reach the age of 65 or retire at age 62 with regular Social Security benefits.
  2. Your physical or mental condition improves to the point you no longer are prevented from working.
  3. Death
  4. It’s determined that you committed fraud.

What Medical Qualifications Are Required for SSD?

A disability claims adjudicator will obtain any existing medical evidence. In order to approve your disability claim, the Social Security Administration will need medical evidence that proves your inability to achieve sustainable gainful activity.

In Arkansas, it’s preferred that the evidence comes from your treating medical provider. Acceptable medical sources include, but are not limited to:

  • licensed physicians
  • licensed or certified psychologists
  • licensed optometrists or podiatrists
  • licensed speech-language pathologists

Your treating doctor’s opinion and provided medical records weigh heavily in the decision to award or deny disability benefits.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for SSD Benefits

The application process for SSD is complicated, and each claim is entirely unique. However, there are common mistakes to avoid that may delay your SSD claim or force your claim to be denied.

Inaccurate Information

Don’t lie. Not only can it damage your chance to be approved, but providing false information can also make the appeals process difficult. Be truthful in both written statements and verbal testimony at all times.

Insufficient Details

Detailed information, documentation, and records are required for approval; so providing everything needed to support your claim is critical.

Overstating or Minimizing Your Disability

Exaggerating your disability is a common error. Medical records are required to support the severity of your disability; therefore, overstating or exaggerating your condition can be construed as misleading. However, the opposite approach of understating your condition isn’t helpful either.

Missed Doctor’s Appointments

If you’re being treated by a physician, but fail to adhere to your scheduled therapies then you could be denied benefits.

Missed Deadlines

Whether it’s a deadline to file paperwork or begin your appeals process, missing deadlines can result in your SSD application being denied.

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