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At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers help people obtain all types of Social Security benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI). With more than 60 years of combined experience, we know how to navigate the Social Security system to help you get the benefits you need to live a comfortable life.

SSI differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). To obtain SSDI, you must have worked for a certain number of years and contributed a sufficient amount of income to the Social Security program. However, if you did not contribute sufficiently to the Social Security program, you may still be eligible for SSI. While SSI benefits are not quite as substantial as SSDI benefits, they still go a long way toward helping you live comfortably.

Other than the issue of years worked and income contributed, eligibility for SSI is similar to SSDI. You must suffer from a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working. Our SSI attorneys in Jonesboro will help you determine which Social Security program you are eligible for and assist you in completing the application. The process is complex, and we can use our experience to serve as your guides.

If you have already applied for SSI benefits and have been denied, we can help you. Be aware that the majority of initial applications are denied, so you are not alone. The denial does not mean you are not eligible. Our attorneys will help you file a request for reconsideration and then an appeal. We are skilled at representing disabled clients in appeals hearings and have built an impressive record of success in these cases.

Physical Disability Claims

Have you suffered a physical injury or illness that prevents you from working? At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys have helped victims of head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and more. We have helped victims of heart attacks, stroke, cancer and other debilitating medical conditions. No matter what physical disability is preventing you from earning an income, we can help.

Our Jonesboro physical disability claim lawyers will start by helping you determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Then we will assist you in submitting an application.

Perhaps you have already submitted an application for Social Security benefits and it has been denied. You may be confused. You know that you cannot work with a head injury, neck injury, back injury or whatever other type of physical disability you may suffer from. Why would your claim be denied? It makes no sense.

Be aware that most claims are denied at first. This is simply because, in the matter of minutes that the person at the Social Security Administration has to review your application, he or she did not see everything he or she needed to see. What did he or she need to see? You may think that a note from a doctor saying you are physically disabled would be enough, but that is not the case. Our attorneys know exactly what the Social Security Administration needs to see, and we will pursue your case through an appeal hearing to help you get benefits.

Mental Disability Claims

If you suffer from a mental health issue that prevents you from working, you may be able to obtain Social Security benefits. At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys have helped people with depression, anxiety and other mental conditions. Regardless of your mental disability, we will stand by your side.

These Social Security claims tend to have a higher rate of rejection, simply because mental conditions are more difficult to prove. Victims of physical injuries can present X-rays, CT scans and MRIs to demonstrate the severity of their injuries. There is no such hard proof for sufferers of depression, anxiety and other mental disabilities. It becomes much more important to have a Jonesboro mental disability claims lawyer by your side to help you present a strong case to the Social Security Administration.

Our attorneys will start by helping you determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Then we will assist you in submitting an application for benefits.

Have you already submitted your application and been denied? This is common. It is also not the end of the road. We will pursue your case through an appeal hearing. Our experience has taught us how to build strong cases to obtain benefits for victims of mental disabilities. While there may be no X-rays or other hard evidence to present at the hearing, we know how to work with your psychiatrist and other medical experts so that the severity of your condition is properly conveyed and understood by the administrative judge at the hearing.


Denied disability claims are common. In fact, most initial applications are denied. If your claim has been denied, it does not mean you are not eligible and it is certainly not the end of the road. There is a disability appeals process. At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys can guide you through this complex process to help you get the benefits you need.

You may be wondering why your claim for Social Security Disability was denied. In most cases, it is simply because the Social Security Administration did not see the information it requires to approve a claim. For example, a note from your doctor stating that you are disabled may not be enough to get your claim approved. The Social Security Administration may be looking for more concrete evidence that you are disabled and unable to work.

Our lawyers will review your claim. We will determine what is missing and we will fill in the blanks. The first step in the appeals process is to submit a request for reconsideration. These requests are often denied, even when they are completed by a skilled lawyer, so we always prepare for the next step: the administrative hearing.

We have earned an impressive record of success obtaining benefits for people like you at administrative hearings. This is because we go into these hearings well-prepared with all of the information the administrative law judge will need to understand that you truly are disabled and unable to work. We know the ins and outs of these unique hearings, so you can be confident in our ability to successfully represent you in this stage of the appeals process.