Gulfport Mississippi Disability Attorney

If you reside in the Gulfport area along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and are considering filing a Social Security Disability claim in Gulfport, MS  or appealing a denied claim in Gulfport, Mississippi then you have a valuable opportunity to strengthen your case for an approved ruling – with the help, guidance, and legal resources of Muse Disability Services. Looking for disability lawyers in MS? Search no further, Muse Disability Services is here for you.

For more than three decades, we have assisted thousands of individuals across the United States, including many here in Gulfport, Mississippi, filing a benefits claim or appealing a denied claim. Muse Disability Services offers help to residents not only in Gulfport, but also in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Ocean Springs, and Waveland – as well as anyone in Hancock County, Harrison County, and Jackson County or along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

In Mississippi, Disability Determination Services adjudicated around 86,000 cases on average over the past few years at a MS social security office. Currently, there are approximately 160,000 Social Security Disability beneficiaries in the state of Mississippi.  The average Social Security Disability payment in Mississippi is around $950 per month.  The sum total of the disability payments in the state is $155,000,000. These statistics indicate the high level of SSDI applicants in Gulfport, MS (and surrounding cities) which tends to result in many initial claims being denied. That leaves you and your loved ones in need of legal support in order to win your appeals claim. These funds are available in the state of Mississippi, yet one small mistake on your application may result in a denial of SSDI. Rely on Muse Disability Services in Gulfport to know the ins and outs of qualifying and applying for disability claims in Gulfport, MS,  as our expert advisors have practice and experience in dealing with the Harrison County, MS Social Security Administration.

Some further benefits claims statistics for Gulfport, MS indicate that there were around 9,500  individuals receiving SSDI benefits in Harrison County. Many Gulfport disability claims result in a hearing at the Hattiesburg hearing office, since most claims are initially denied. Each hearing office has administrative law judges (ALJs) who make  decisions on the claims appeals.

Having the right representation when presenting your disability claims case to the Social Security Administration is of critical importance. All too often, cases are denied due to a simple oversight, missed document, or minor clerical error. The process is highly calculated, and there is just no room for even one mistake. At Muse Disability Services, we don’t want you to fall into the category of being denied a rightful claim due to inaccurate or missing information like thousands of applicants are each year.


How to Qualify for SSDI Claims in Gulfport, MS

Looking to apply for disability in Mississippi? Or trying to determine your MS disability rights? Muse Disability Services can answer all your MS social security benefits questions and meet your every Mississippi social security disability need. Our expert Mississippi disability lawyers can help you determine how to qualify and apply for SSDI in North Mississippi, South Mississippi, and especially in the Gulf Coast, MS area. When working with your Muse Disability Services legal representative, we will determine together if you are eligible for SSDI in Gulfport, MS. We will examine if you are unable to work due to one or more of the following conditions:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Back injury
  • Bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Degenerative disk or joint disease
  • Depression
  • Developmental disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disks
  • Hip injury
  • Mental illness
  • Mood disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury


Often, people have the misunderstanding that you can receive benefits for a partial disability which is not accurate. The Social Security Administration disability benefits will only apply to those who are totally disabled from working. This condition must stop your ability to work for at least a year or will apply if your condition is expected to end in death.

Another misconception is that you just must be unable to work at your previous job, which is also not accurate. Instead, your physical or mental condition must stop you from be able to perform any type of job at all. What this really means is that Social Security Disability benefits in Gulfport, MS are not based on the specific type of illness or condition that you have but are based on how significantly that condition affects your ability to work.


Apply for Disability Benefits in Gulfport, MS

Once Muse Disability Services determines that you will most likely qualify for social security disability benefits, our expert team will guide you through applying for SSDI in Gulfport, MS. The application process is a long and arduous one during which many mistakes may be made which will result in the denial of your claim. Having legal representation during this process increases your chances of getting your SSDI benefits claim in Gulfport, Mississippi approved. We will run through your entire social security benefits application and insure that all the necessary documentation is present and accounted for. You will be required to present documents for doctor’s visits and evidence that you have followed all required steps in order to prove that your condition is valid and continues to be an impediment to your ability to work. If for some reason your application for social security benefits in Gulfport, MS is denied, Muse Disability Services will lead you through the appeals process. There are multiple hearing offices in Mississippi and the disability hearing approval rate for Gulfport, MS is based on the local hearing office which is the Hattiesburg, MS disability hearing office. This office has a disability award rate of around 45 percent. In order to be included in that 45 percent, let Muse Disability lawyers in Gulfport, MS help you!


Disability Lawyers in Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Muse Disability Services was formed in 1986 by former Administrative Law Judge C. G. Muse, Jr.; and since then, the company’s sole mission has been to help people with disabilities prepare for, win, and collect their rightful disability benefits in Gulfport, as well as across Mississippi. To achieve our mission, we have assembled a top-notch legal team at Muse Disability Services whose expertise are in disability benefits. Every day, they are helping clients prepare, file, and win claims and appeals. It is their legal strategies and knowledge of best practices that qualify them to serve as our clients’ number one advocate, building the strongest cases possible for successful disability claim rulings.

For us, it is critical that our legal team and support staff be the best in the field. Each and every representative of Muse Disability Services is accredited, educated, and specially trained to understand the industry laws and know how to effectively navigate the system and processes involved in disability benefits claims. And thanks to their experience with and understanding of the Social Security Administration’s rules and regulations, the overall procedure for our clients can be streamlined and accelerated, with the stress and heavy lifting being removed from you and your loved ones. Because the timeframe for a ruling can take anywhere from three months to much longer, it is important to have a loyal advocate on your side. Not only will choosing to work with a Muse Disability Services attorney provide peace of mind, statistically, it will significantly increase your chance of receiving an approval ruling. In addition, because of our top-quality brand of work, we will not collect a fee unless your claim is won.

Whether you are considering a first-time disability claim in Gulfport, MS, an appeal, or a reapplication, we are prepared to fully meet your needs. Please call us today at 1-800-922-4011 to speak with a knowledgeable, friendly, and accredited Muse Disability Services legal representative.