Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are important sources of income for millions of Americans who have been hurt and can't work. In some cases, even people who haven't ever worked can get benefits. Unfortunately, the administrative system our government has in place to decide who get SSD and SSI and who doesn't is often clogged, confusing, or just plain unfair.

At the Chaney Law Firm, we assist injured people who have been denied SSD and SSI benefits by the Social Security Administration. We help our clients through all stages of the appeals process, including hearings before the Administrative Law Judge, before the Appeals Council, and in Federal Court if necessary. We have won benefits for clients with a wide range of medical issues, including:

  • 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  

If you have been denied SSD or SSI benefits within the last 60 days, please give us a call as soon as possible at (870) 568-2100 or toll-free at (877) 450-1818. You have a limited time to appeal, so getting to us before the deadline is important.

When you call, we will set up an initial consultation with you. If you are claiming benefits on behalf of your child, he or she will need to come to this meeting as well. At this meeting, you will meet the attorney who will be handling your case from start to finish, and we will have you sign the forms necessary for us to appeal the denial of benefits on your behalf. During the appeal process, we will need you to provide us with the following information:

  1. The denial letter(s) and any other documents from the Social Security Administration
  2. A list of the doctors you've seen in the last 5 years
  3. A work history for the last 20 years
  4. A list of current medications and side effects

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 on the application process at