Disability Lawyers Serving Virginia Beach, VA
Your medical condition may leave you unable to work, but it doesn’t have to leave your family financially strapped. You may be eligible for disability benefits.
Are you suffering from an injury or illness that leaves you unable to attend work or successfully complete your job duties? If you or someone you know is disabled, Andalman & Flynn can help. Our disability lawyers fight for and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities throughout Virginia Beach, VA.
We have helped people with physical and mental illnesses, as well as accidental injuries, and have won thousands of claims in over 25 years of practice. We try to treat each disability client in Virginia Beach as if they were a member of our family. We know how important it is to win disability benefits for clients and their families, and we use our skills to help you maximize your chances of winning these benefits as quickly as possible.
We know how difficult your illness can be on you and your family. Disability benefits can help significantly lessen the burden. To see if you are eligible or to schedule a consultation for your claim in Virginia Beach, VA, contact us today.
Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?
Disability benefits are available for a number of different conditions. At Andalman & Flynn, our Virginia Beach, VA disability attorneys have experience helping clients with a vast array of illnesses, including:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Heart disease
- Degenerative arthritis
- Herniated discs
- Sleep disorders
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Lyme disease
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- Autoimmune disorders
- Panic attacks
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorders
Disability Benefits for Disabled Workers in Virginia Beach
At Andalman & Flynn, we offer a comprehensive disability law service to our clients in Virginia Beach, VA. Our focus is on providing you with:
FERS/CSRS Disability Retirement Annuity
Virginia Beach area federal and postal service employees covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) for at least 18 months or under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) for at least five years can apply to retire on a disability annuity if they establish that a medical condition prevents them from performing “useful and efficient” service. Essentially, that is defined as the medical inability to perform your job, even with reasonable accommodation, for at least one year from the date of application.
At Andalman & Flynn, we can help you negotiate the complex process of applying for disability retirement in Virginia Beach, or fighting a denial of your application for Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) benefits. We have experienced attorneys who can answer all your questions and represent you through the initial application process at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), as well as any necessary appeals, including going to trial before an Administrative Judge of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Our Virginia Beach, VA disability lawyers can also represent you on the complex array of related issues that may arise out of your health problems such as:
- Proposed removals and other disciplinary actions
- Claims for reasonable accommodations
- Leave disputes
- FMLA disputes
- Health insurance disputes
Social Security Disability (SSD) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
Most workers in the Virginia Beach area have paid into the Social Security system for years, relying on it to protect them and provide them with monthly benefits if they become disabled and unable to work. However, many individuals with disabilities find the process of applying for or appealing a claim to be complex, lengthy, and demoralizing.
At Andalman & Flynn, we have helped thousands of clients win Social Security Disability benefits in the Virginia Beach area. Our disability attorneys represent individuals in all levels of the application and appeal process, including hearings before Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and appeals to Federal Court. To see how we can help you, just schedule a consultation.
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Benefits
Are you working but facing a debilitating medical condition that will leave you unable to perform your duties? If so, you may be entitled to Short-Term or Long-Term Disability (STD and LTD) benefits.
Many workers obtain LTD insurance coverage through group policies provided by their employers. These group policies are generally regulated by federal legislation known as ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974). In order to obtain STD or LTD benefits, Virginia Beach, VA claimants must normally apply through a third party insurance company, often called a Plan Administrator, and navigate the terms and conditions of the insurance contract (a/k/a Plan Document).
The insurance company rarely has your best interests at heart! Our experienced Virginia Beach area disability attorneys can help you with the complex issues that may arise under the contract. We can also assist you with related issues such as FMLA, reasonable accommodations, and COBRA. We represent claimants on initial application, administrative appeals, and appeals to court. We strongly recommend that workers considering going out on disability obtain and carefully review the insurance contract prior to filing any application. We also recommend obtaining legal representation prior to filing an application.
For Legal Assistance in Virginia Beach, VA, Contact Our Disability Lawyers
If you’re ready to file a claim in the Virginia Beach, VA area, the disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn can help. Whether you need assistance obtaining SSD benefits, long-term disability insurance, or FERS, we’ll guide you through all aspects of applying for and appealing your claim. Our staff is multi-lingual and our consultations are offered by phone, making it easy for Virginia Beach, VA disability applicants to work with experienced attorneys, no matter how far away they may be.
Living with a disability can be difficult, but getting the payments you’re entitled to shouldn’t be. Contact us today, and we’ll do our best to make your life a little simpler with the disability benefits you deserve.