Living with a disability, whether it is permanent or temporary, can be very challenging for West Virginia residents. For some, a disability due to an injury or an illness could impact life drastically, making it difficult and sometimes impossible to meet basic needs. In such matters, filing for Social Security Disability benefits, otherwise known as SSD benefits, might be the answer. However, the application process might seem overwhelming and challenging. In such matters, a representative could provide assistance.
How can a representative help you with a SSD application? Applicants are afforded the rights to have a representative, such as an attorney, assist them with the application process. If a representative does help an applicant, the representative may not charge or collect a fee from an applicant without first obtaining written approval from the Social Security Administration. Nonetheless, a representative may accept money in advance so long as it is held in a trust or escrow account.