Should I Hire A Local South Carolina Attorney Over A National Firm?

Yes! There are two great reasons to hire a local Florence Social Security Disability attorney like the Calcutt Law Firm. First, local disability attorneys know area Judges and staff. National firms have several “hubs” across the country. The attorney assigned to the case will travel from the hub to the local hearing office on the […]

10 Common Questions Asked During A Social Security Disability Hearing

Every Administrative Law Judge in a social security disability hearing will have a different way of conducting his or her hearing. The questions listed below offer a glimpse into a typical disability hearing. They are not exhaustive and will likely lead to more questions depending on the individual’s circumstances and answers. Over the last 15 […]

What Are Grid Rules?

What does my age have to do with my Florence SSD benefits? Quite a lot, actually. A social security disability decision-maker will use age as a starting point because a person’s age determines the applicable and relevant regulations. In general, the older a person is, the easier it is to be approved for disability benefits. […]

What Should I Do Before Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The decision to apply for social security disability (SSD) benefits in Florence, SC should not be made lightly. The disability process can be difficult and lengthy, but the following tips can make the overall experience easier. Evaluate your situation – If you are under the age of 50, you will need to prove that a […]

How Do I Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

How do I get social security disability benefits? This is the most frequently asked question by people inquiring about Social Security Disability benefits in South Carolina. I usually start by asking the person to tell me about their diagnosed conditions and the difficulty it has caused in their daily lives or their current job. During […]

The Importance of Objective Evidence in a Social Security Disability Case

Claimants who file for Social Security Disability benefits in South Carolina have physical impairments, mental impairments, or a combination of both. The claimant will testify at a hearing about the symptoms related to their medical impairment(s). The claimant’s testimony will be heard by an Administrative Law Judge or “ALJ.” The ALJ will compare the claimant’s […]