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1109 Heatherstone DriveFredericksburg, VA 22407-4828
 
2971 Valley Ave., Suite #204 Winchester, VA 22601
 
 
 
 
 
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Useful Links Regarding Social Security Claims in Fredericksburg, Richmond & Winchester, VA

 
Useful Links Regarding Social Security Claims We hope the following links will help you to understand basic issues related to Social Security Disability claims. These links do not offer all information necessary to properly assess your claim for disability. The following information may or may not be applicable to your case. Social Security rules, regulations and case law are vast and generally require the need for professional guidance and discussion. These links are here to offer some basic resources and background information about Social Security claims. If you have questions about the following information and how it may or may not pertain to your claim for benefits, we certainly encourage you to contact us today to discuss your disability claim and related questions.

Links to Disability Determination Services Website:

Disability Determination Services ("DDS") is contracted by the State of Virginia to review Social Security claims at the initial levels of review. In other words, they are looking at the evidence after you filed your application. If you are turned down, they also look at your claim again on appeal which is known as a "Request for Reconsideration". In certain cases where the evidence is unclear, they may send you to one of their doctors.

Disability Determination Services Main Page:
http://www.vadrs.org/dds.htm

Links to Social Security Administration Website:

Information about Disability in General:
Social Security Administration Main Page:
http://ssa.gov/
Understanding the basic definition of disability used by Social Security:
http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dqualify4.htm
Understanding the basic differences between Social Security Disabilitiy and Supplemental Security Income programs:
http://www.ssa.gov/disability/
The Social Security appeals process:
http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-appeals-ussi.htm

Information about how to file for Social Security Disability or Appeal a Denial:

How to apply for Social Security Disability benefits:
http://ssa.gov/applyfordisability/
How to file an appeal for Reconsideration (filed after first Initial denial) or Request for Hearing (filed after second denial at Reconsideration):
https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/appeal.html
How to appeal a denial from a Social Security Administrative Law Judge (this is a denial from a judge that comes after a hearing and is known as "Notice of Decision - Unfavorable" or "Notice of Decision - Partially Favorable"):
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10041.html#a0=1
You can find all printable forms for all levels of appeal here:
http://www.ssa.gov/online/

Information About How Social Security Processes Claims:

Judges' approval ratings (search by judge's name or by hearing office):
http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Statistics on how many claims were processed, allowed and denied nationally in a particular Fiscal Year:
https://www.ssa.gov/policy/data_title.html
Social Security Listings
:
The Listings are, in part, how Social Security looks at the severity of medical conditions. There is a set for adults and children:
http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

Links to Forms Used by the Social Security Adminstration:

Informational Forms for Your Claim
Disability Report - Adult: http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-3368.pdf
Work History Report: http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-3369.pdf
Function Report - Adult: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/forms/ssa-3373-bk.pdf

Links to Other Organizations:

The following links may help you discover more information about other disability related benefits:
Virginia Workers' Compensation Website:
http://www.vwc.state.va.us/portal/vwc-website
Virginia Retirement System Website:
http://www.varetire.org/
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation Website:
http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation
Servicing Fredericksburg, Richmond, Winchester, and Surrounding Areas.
 
 
1109 Heatherstone Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407-4828
 
Phone: 804-266-9131
7400 Beaufont Springs Dr
North Chesterfield VA 23225
 
2971 Valley Ave.,
Suite #204 Winchester, VA 22601