Social Security Law & Legal Services in Southern WV

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Experienced Social Security Lawyer in Mount Hope, WV

When you are facing an issue regarding Social Security, having a reliable and experienced lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Attorney John H. Shumate in Mount Hope, WV, has been providing local Social Security clients with dependable legal assistance for over 40 years.

Our law firm knows that Social Security can be complex and hard to understand, especially if you are applying for the first time. There are strict deadlines, specific paperwork and required documents, and many other tasks that applicants must complete before submitting your application for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, childhood disability benefits, and more.

Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve!

What is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability is not paid for by general taxes – it receives funding entirely by current and past employees who pay income tax. Social Security is a way for those with disabilities or who have retired to maintain an income when they cannot work. Social Security Disability is specifically for those who are disabled in such a way that they cannot physically or mentally perform occupational tasks, and therefore cannot earn an income traditionally. SSD is notoriously difficult to obtain, so hire attorney John H. Shumate in southern West Virginia before you apply, or if you need to appeal.

What is the Difference Between SSD & Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income is similar to SSD in that it provides an income to those who are not able to work on an as-needed basis. These are generally people with low or no income who do not have enough work credits to be eligible for Social Security Disability. General taxes pay for SSI instead of the Social Security fund, which is another key difference between the two. SSI can be paid from the month or after the month of the date of filing, so if you believe you are in need of SSI, call John H. Shumate, Esq. as soon as possible. Our law firm will help determine what your best options are and stand by you every step of the way.

SSD Services in Beckley, Fayetteville, Oak Hill, Mount Hope & Southern WV

The law offices of John H. Shumate, Esq. are conveniently located in Mount Hope and Beckley, WV. With two locations in Raleigh and Fayette counties, we are able to reach a large number of clients throughout southern West Virginia. We proudly serve SSD and SSI clients from:

Raleigh County
Beaver, West Virginia
Beckley, West Virginia
Bradley, West Virginia

Fayette County
Mount Hope, West Virginia
Oak Hill, West Virginia
Fayetteville, West Virginia