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The United States government offers two programs of financial compensation to help individuals who are unable to work due to a long-term disability. The two programs are similar — individuals qualify for one program or the other based primarily on income levels.


Social Security Disability Insurance (also called SSD or SSDI) is available to disabled individuals who have worked enough time in their lives to have “banked” disability benefits that may be paid back out.


Supplemental Security Income (also called SSI) is a disability benefits program available to disabled people with low incomes such as children and people who have not worked enough time during their lives to qualify for SSDI.

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At the law firm of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law  @ “Parkersburg, Charleston, Logan, Huntington and Beckley, West Virginia – and Charlotte “, Our Social Security Disability Lawyers in West Virginia focus our practice almost exclusively on helping our clients get approval for their SSDI and SSI claims. The keen knowledge of our West Virginia social security disability lawyers in SSDI and SSI application and appeals process help our clients obtain approval — and a much-needed income — without the years of waiting for that are common for people who represent themselves


Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law “Social Security Disability Lawyers WV”, also represents U.S. veterans attempting to claim VA disability benefits for service-connected disabilities.


Don’t struggle with confusing forms, busy telephones and months of uncertainty. When you turn your SSD or SSI claim over to our capable lawyers, you can rest secure in the knowledge that a dedicated and experienced lawyer will put together a persuasive application for West Virginia Social Security disability eligibility on your behalf.


We know you may be unsure about the benefits you can receive. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions:


What is substantial gainful activity?


To qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must be unable to participate in substantial gainful activity (SGA). This means you must not be able to work enough to support yourself financially.

If you’re earning more than a specified monthly amount, that’s typically considered engaging in SGA. The amount of monthly income that’s considered SGA varies and depends upon the nature of your disability. Additionally, the Social Security Act allows for a higher amount for individuals who are statutorily blind.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines the limit for how much money a person can make – and what type of work they can do – based on the type of disability and the current cost of living. Learn more about substantial gainful activity here.


Can I get both Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability?


At first glance, it might seem like an individual would not be permitted to receive both. However, the programs are quite different, and that means receiving one does not disqualify you from being eligible for the other.


Veterans disability benefits are not connected to income, and for that reason, increasing your income by receiving Social Security disability benefits will not impact your Veterans disability.


Another significant difference between the two is you’re not required to be completely disabled to qualify for Veterans disability compensation. Recipients of Veterans disability are assigned a percentage of their income for which they qualify to be compensated.


Learn more about the differences between Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability here.


Can I work and still get Social Security Disability?


The short answer is, maybe. There are special rules that the Social Security Administration has that can help you start working again without jeopardizing your initial benefits. These rules make it possible for people who are receiving Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still get their monthly payments.


Social Security also has a Ticket to Work program that can benefit those hoping to return to work. Under this program, you may receive free vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other support.


While it may be possible to work and continue receiving benefits, you’ll want to make sure you meet all the necessary conditions before moving forward with a new job. Learn more about working while receiving Social Security Disability here.

What We Offer Our Clients: We Won’t Take “No” for an Answer

Our West Virginia Social Security Disability lawyers in West Virginia will provide legal advice and representation no matter what stage you are at in the application or appeals process.


We will gather necessary medical records and develop the best possible case on your behalf by presenting your medical records to the Social Security Administration in an organized and persuasive fashion. We will make sure your Social Security file is complete.


If your original SSDI or SSI case is denied, we will file the necessary appeals paperwork. If you need to appear before an administrative law judge as part of your appeal, your Social Security Disability lawyer will prepare you and appear with you at the hearing, no matter where your hearing takes place.


Please enjoy the following testimonials:

“Prior to coming to Jan Dils’ office for help with my SSD claim, my case had been turned down by other attorneys and I felt like there was nowhere to turn. Jan Dils’ office not only handled my claim but they helped to make the process as stress-free as possible for me. They ended up winning my claim at the hearing level and I am so thankful to them for all that they did to get me approved. If it were not for them, my family would have had no Christmas this year.”
– Chuck


“I would recommend Jan Dils to anyone who is trying to get their social security benefits. My lawyer knew the process and what was needed to be done to give me the best chance of getting a favorable decision. Thanks, Jan Dils and all who worked with me!”
- Doug


Your team will include your attorney and your case managers, and they will be dedicated to gathering all information and taking all necessary steps to help you get the benefits you deserve. They will be in touch with you every step of the way. Fighting for your benefits can seem daunting, but you don’t have to do it on your own. Our team is specially trained in the ins and outs of this sometimes complicated process, and will do whatever it takes to advocate on your behalf.


Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law “Social Security Disability Lawyers WV”
Offices in Parkersburg, Charleston, Logan, Huntington and Beckley, West Virginia – and Charlotte, NC.
1.877.526.3457 | E-Mail

More Information About SSDI and SSI Claims from Social Security Disability Lawyers in West Virginia

General information about claiming Virgnia Social Security disability security (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available on the following pages of this Website:



For answers to questions about your specific case, however, we urge you to contact our office to schedule a free initial appointment from our Experience “Social Security Disability Lawyers West Virginia”. Call toll free, 1.877.526.3457, or send us an e-mail for a prompt response.


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