-The Social Security/Disability Department at Little, Schellhammer, Richardson, & Knowlan-
A Team You Can Count on When it Counts The Most…
We believe communication is the key to a successful case. Good communication is vital not only with our clients, but also with medical and mental health professionals, hospitals and clinics, the social security administration and personnel at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review – all components to a clear understanding of each client’s disability, the severity of their medical/mental condition, and how that condition can be documented in order to be judged fairly.
For your convenience, Ms. Schellhammer is happy to meet with social security disability clients in both the Poplar Bluff office and the Cape Girardeau office of LSRK. Each client has the opportunity to meet with both Ms. Schellhammer and her staff whenever they have an issue needing clarification or help in understanding. The staff is always available by phone or in person at either LSRK office. Spanish speaking clients will be joined (if needed) by a local interpreter when meeting with Ms. Schellhammer. Interpreters are also provided at all social security hearings when requested by the client to ensure the particulars of their condition and case are fully understood by the Administrative Law Judge.
Therese Schellhammer and her staff are dedicated to keeping you, the client, informed beginning at your free initial consultation. We will make every effort to ensure you understand the following factors relevant to the success of your disability claim:
•types of benefits available through the social security administration
•medical benefits you may qualify for, such as medicaid or medicare
•strategies for obtaining medical treatment to fully document your condition, even if you are uninsured
•options for those whose SSD benefits have been terminated because of “medical improvement”
•effects of work activity while receiving SSD benefits
•offset of disability benefits for those receiving workers’ compensation or other financial assistance
•guidance for you if your case was dismissed because you missed a scheduled hearing, although you had a good reason for not attending
•time constraints, deadlines, and the effect application and appeal delays may have on your case
•importance of keeping the social security administration informed of changes in your living situation, income, and resources