Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Gunshot Wound?

Oct 16, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Gunshot Wound? by

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Question: Can I get Social Security disability for a gunshot wound?

Answer: Yes, if the damage done  by the gunshot wound is severe enough and lasts long enough.

Most people who suffer a gunshot wound recover in a few weeks with little or no long term consequences. Those folks will not get on Social Security disability benefits as a result of their gunshot wound. To get Social Security disability benefits you must have been or be predicted to be disabled for at least a year. It is not easy to get on Social Security disability benefits so permanent impairment as a result of a gunshot wound must be rather severe for a person to qualify for benefits.

I would not encourage a person to file a Social Security disability claim as a result of a gunshot wound unless the damage done appears to be severe and long-lasting. If that describes your case, then file your Social Security disability claim as soon as practical since it can take so long to be approved.

We help people with Social Security problems. We represent Social Security claimants in NC, all the way from Burlington to Kinston and from Henderson to Southern Pines. Contact us; we’d be happy to talk with you about your case whether your disability is due to a gunshot wound or something else altogether different.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.