Social Security Disability

Qualify for Benefits with a Social Security Lawyer in Newport News, VA

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits go to individuals who cannot work as a result of injury or lasting medical problems. Federal guidelines stipulate the disability or prevent one from maintaining gainful employment for the 12 months or more.

With more than 45 years of experience, Dunnigan & Messier, PC have expertise with Social Security Disability law and procedures. Typically the applicant is denied at the first and second levels of the application process. With our social security lawyers in Newport News, VA, you significantly increase your chances of having your claims approved.

Social Security Disability (SSD) Filing Process

More than two million individuals file SSD claims each year, but the government denies a large majority of those seeking benefits. In Virginia, the average approval rate for initial assistance is below 35 percent.
Applying involves the following process:

  • Filing an initial application at a local Social Security office or online
  • Applying for reconsideration of your claim if your claim is denied initially
  • Seeking a hearing before a judge

Hiring Specialized Legal Counsel

Most people decide not to hire a lawyer until after the denial of their claim. However, you will have greater chances of success if you rely on attorneys Stephen A. Dunnigan and Marc P. Messier from day one.
Our experienced team files paperwork in a timely manner. We review medical records and apply them to the social security regulations. We also encourage our clients to meet with doctors for routine evaluations and treatments that are vital to a successful claim.

At Dunnigan & Messier, PC, we serve the Virginia Peninsula, specifically in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Poquoson, Southside, Smithfield and Windsor, and in James City County, York County, and Charles City County.

Call us at 757-595-7777 for a free consultation. An experienced social security lawyer in Newport News, VA, will contact you.