Criminal Defense & Social Security Disability Law

What Qualifies You For SSDI Benefits?

When individuals suffer an injury or illness that will prevent them from maintaining gainful employment, Social Security Disability benefits exist to cushion the financial blow. Unfortunately, the process can be challenging and time-consuming, and many individuals quickly become frustrated. It is the goal of your attorney to guide you through this process and answer any questions you might have.

At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we have more than a decade of experience helping clients answer the question, “What is disability?”

Disability, as defined by the Social Security Administration, is 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 more than 12 months. These conditions can range from hip displacement to post-traumatic stress disorder, and everything in between. Look to our firm to answer your questions and guide you through this process.

What If My Application Is Denied?

It is true that most individuals who seek Social Security Disability benefits are denied at the initial application stage. We strive to provide exceptional representation to clients who seek an administrative hearing. We have handled cases involving several different types of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Heart disease/COPD
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic back pain and degenerative disk disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Psychological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders

Clients rely on our lawyers for knowledge of the SSD process as well as the ability to efficiently guide them past obstacles. Schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney today.

Contact Us Today

Our proven and experienced attorneys strive to make the law work for you and ease your stress. Contact our Fairfax location by calling 703-539-5825 or use our online contact form to discuss your claim in more detail. We offer free phone consultations.