The Little Rock disability attorneys at Shane Henry & Associates offer assistance to those seeking Arkansas Social Security disability benefits

If you are physically unable to work you should apply for Arkansas Social Security disability benefits — and you should do it sooner rather than later.  Even if your application is initially denied or delayed, once approved, you are paid disability benefits back to the date you first applied.  You risk nothing by applying, but you could potential risk hundreds or even thousands of dollars by waiting.  Our Little Rock disability clients have spent a lifetime paying into the Social Security disability program, which is designed to protect the injured and those unable to work.  We help clients who are temporarily or permanently unable to work recover the benefits they need.

Our 100-plus page website provides you with additional information about Social Security disability benefits and how the Social Security Administration will look at your claim.  The first question we usually hear from our Little Rock disability clients is “Will I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?”  The other question we frequently hear is “Should I appeal the denial of my disability claim?”

Will I qualify for Arkansas Social Security disability benefits?

This is a common question.  To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must be found to be “disabled.”  The Social Security Administration will find you “disabled” only if your physical or mental impairment is so severe that you are unable to do your previous work and you cannot, considering your age, education, and work experience, do any other substantial gainful work that exists in the national or local economy.

To determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will use a five-step evaluation process to apply the above definition of disabled to your case.  The five-step process can be complicated and involves a detailed analysis.  The five steps, however, can be simplified to the following two questions:

  • Is your impairment (your physical or mental condition) preventing you from working?
  • Has this impairment lasted for 12 continuous months, or is it expected to last that long?

If your answer to both of the above questions is “yes,” then it is worth beginning the process of applying for Arkansas Social Security disability benefits.

For more information about the five-step evaluation process, see The Sequential Evaluation Process.  To learn more about qualifying for Social Security disability benefits, see our video Will you qualify for Social Security disability benefits?, and take a look at the Library section below entitled Applying for Disability Benefits When….

Should I appeal the denial of my Little Rock disability claim?

If you are unable to work and have been denied Arkansas Social Security disability benefits, then not only should you consider working with an experienced Little Rock disability attorney, but you should contact one as soon as possible.  You generally must request an appeal within 60 days from the date of the letter you received from the Social Security Administration stating that you were not disabled.  The sooner we work together to build your case, the sooner we can work toward getting you the benefits you deserve.

If your initial application is denied, it is important not to lose hope.  The Social Security disability process favors appellants over applicants.  A claimant’s chances of success improve significantly if they appeal their denials.  Over half of disability claimants who appeal are ultimately awarded disability benefits.  One reason for this is that unlike a claimant’s initial application where a Social Security disability examiner reviews a file, an appeal results in a hearing before a Social Security judge.  At a claimant’s hearing, he or she will have the opportunity to appear before a judge in person and explain their condition in their own words.

Does my age affect whether I qualify for Arkansas Social Security disability benefits?

An older Little Rock disability claimant has better odds than a younger Little Rock disability claimant of being awarded Social Security disability benefits.  Social Security regulations make it easier to qualify for Social Security disability benefits for a few people at age 45 (those who are illiterate), for more people at age 50, for most people at age 55, and even more people at age 60.  For more information about how an individual’s age may affect his or her Social Security disability case, see Does my age matter?

You may be medically eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits regardless of your age.  However, if you are over age 50, it is important to understand the Social Security Administration’s special guidelines and presumptions for those over 50.  An experienced Arkansas disability attorney will use the Social Security Administration’s special regulations for older claimants to help win disability benefits.  We work together with our younger and older Little Rock disability claimants to build strong cases that show what is necessary to be awarded Social Security disability benefits.

What we do to help you win Social Security disability benefits

The process of applying for and winning Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income disability benefits can be complicated and often frustrating.  A knowledgeable Arkansas disability attorney can guide you through the process’s challenges.  On your own, it’s just you versus the government, and without the knowledge of an experienced attorney you may be facing an uphill battle for the benefits you need.  The Social Security Administration has even said that claimants with representation have a greater rate of success than claimants without representation.

We will do many things to help our Little Rock disability clients win benefits, and what we do may vary one client to the next.  However, we generally will:

  • Help you with navigate through the many Social Security forms, questionnaires, and other paperwork to ensure the right applications and paperwork are filed;

  • Gather the right documents and evidence necessary for your case – such as helpful medical documentation (for more information about medical documentation and opinions, see Medical documentation and opinions;
  • Assist you with appealing your case as needed; and
  • Represent you at administrative hearings and advise you on how to prepare for and testify at such hearings.

We will pursue all options for recovering your Social Security disability benefits.  We will fight for you.

Experienced Little Rock, Arkansas disability attorneys available

Shane Henry, the managing partner of Shane Henry & Associates, leads our disability team.  Shane previously worked as a law clerk for the United States District Court in the Western District of Arkansas, and he handled final Social Security Disability appeals.  He is also a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).  Shane is a disabled veteran who served in the U.S. Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He fought the V.A. system for his own disability, and believes it’s important to continue fighting for others who can’t always fight for themselves.  Shane helps people understand when they should apply for Social Security disability benefits and when they need the support of an experienced Arkansas disability attorney.  Let us help you!

If you need help either with your initial application or filing your appeal because your application has been denied, please complete the short claim evaluation form to the right, and we will respond promptly.

Or you may contact our Conway or Mountain View, Arkansas office at:

Shane Henry & Associates
E-mail us
Toll-free: (877) 9 SOC SEC [877-976-2732]

Conway, Arkansas office:
335 Hogan Ln., Suite 100
Conway, Arkansas 72034
Tel:  501-329-3889

Mountain View, Arkansas office:
102 E. Main St.
Mountain View, Arkansas  72560
Tel:  870-269-6000

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