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Social Security

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If you have been denied SSD (Social Security Disability) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits within the last 60 days, please give us a call as soon as possible at (870) 417-4979 or email me at greg@vardamanlaw.com. You have a limited time to appeal, so getting to us before the deadline is important.

The appeal process usually takes some time, but we will keep you informed as your case progresses. Statistics show that claimants are 50% more likely to obtain benefits when represented by a lawyer. Please give us a call today so we can help you.

If you haven’t yet applied for SSD or SSI, you can call the Hot Springs office at (501) 525-2476 and apply first. You can also get more information about the social security application process at http://www.ssa.gov/disability.

social security benefits

If you are disabled or have suffered a disability, it can be very difficult or impossible to work and achieve financial independence. Fortunately, part of our social safety net in the U.S. is the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which provides monthly cash benefits to people who are disabled and unable to work.

Most SSDI claims are initially rejected. According to the Social Security Administration’s own statistics, between 2001 and 2010 less than 30 percent percent of persons applying were awarded benefits after their initial application.  For this reason, it is strongly recommended that anyone seeking SSDI benefits speak to a Social Security Attorney before submitting their initial application.


To be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must first have paid into the social security system by earning social security credits, and have a medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of a disability.

Social Security Credits are based on your wages or income from self-employment, and you can earn up to four credits each year. Generally, you need forty credits in order to qualify for SSDI benefits, but younger people who have become disabled may still be able to qualify with fewer credits.

To be considered disabled for the purposes of receiving SSDI benefits, you must not be able to do the work that you did before you became disabled, the agency decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition or conditions, and your disability is expected to last for at least one year or be terminal.


Applying and receiving SSDI benefits can be a complicated process, and the Social Security Administration has significant discretion in determining whether to award benefits. If you are unable to work and have no income, it is critical that you start receiving your benefits as soon as possible so you can pay your bills and keep food on your table. Here are some of the specific ways that a lawyer can help you get your benefits as quickly and efficiently as possible:

  • Determine whether you are eligible for SSDI benefits
  • Help fill out the paperwork associated with applying for SSDI
  • Gather and submit supporting documentation regarding your medical condition
  • File an appeal, if necessary
  • Represent you before an administrative law judge (ALJ) should your case require a hearing
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf to obtain the benefits to which you are entitled

you may qualify for SSDI:

  • Spinal fusion surgeries, spinal ligament injuries, degenerative disc disease (DDD), and herniated discs
  • Amputations and major joint problems, such as torn rotator cuffs
  • Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and seizure disorder
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression
  • chronic-obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and hypertension
  • osteoarthritis
  • drug or alcohol addiction

How can we help you

Make a claim for benefits today!

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