Disability Appeal

Disability Appeal Process and How to File

June 28, 2019 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

In Arizona, You can file a Disability Appeal online or in person at your local Social Security Administration office. Most people who file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are often disappointed when their application is rejected. The fact is that the many SSDI and SSI claims are denied. If your claim is rejected, you are usually given sixty days to appeal. You can file a Disability Appeal yourself online or in person at your local Social Security Administration office.

Social Security Disability Appeal Assistance

However, considering the rules, regulations, and stipulations this can be a time-consuming and difficult task. Luckily for the residents of Mesa, Arizona you can contact your local Social Security Advocates who can assist you with filling out the paperwork and filing for you.

Our disability advocates and attorneys work to ensure that eligible disabled individuals in Maricopa county receive benefits under the SSDI program and the SSI program. Disability Help Group provides free assistance and advice and when needed representation when SSDI or SSI disability benefits are wrongfully denied or terminated. Our case managers will work with you to prepare for SSDI Hearing will be handled by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

disability applicationSocial Security Disability Appeal Lawyer or advocate?

There are a few reasons why you might choose to use Social Security advocates to file your appeal. First of all, it is very convenient. You do not have to drive to the Social Security Office and you don’t have to wait in line. Also, if your deadline is about to expire, you can quickly get in touch with us to handle this over the phone. This might save you from having to restart the entire application process over from the beginning.

In case you decide to file the appeal yourself you should know that there are two forms that you must complete in order to file an appeal. The first form is the appeal request which will prompt you for information about your jobs, where you live, and the conditions that cause you to be disabled and unable to work. The second form is the appeal disability report which is where you will provide detailed information about your condition and history of treatments.

If you are unsure about the appeal process, you might want to file your appeal in person.

Filing in person will allow you to ask questions about the appeal process. Asking questions will make you better informed of the criteria that the Social Security Administration needs to decide on your case.

The Social Security Administration prefers that you file online.

The main reason for this is due to the fact that the Social Security Administration is understaffed. It takes a lot less resources to handle online appeals compared to dealing with all the claimants face to face. The important thing is to not get discouraged if your Disability Application is denied. You can still win your case either in the appeal process or at a judicial hearing. If you have any questions, you should contact an experienced disability attorney.

If you are out of work because of your disability, have been denied disability benefits, or simply have questions about how the process works, you should get in touch with Disability Help Group of Arizona. They serve the greater Phoenix area, along with Maricopa County and all of Arizona. You can call them at (888) 939-4692 or go through their website at https://disabilityhelpgroup.org

San Diego Social Security Benefits Lawyers

June 1, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Social Security is a form of social insurance that protects individuals and families from financial hardships. Situations that affect a person’s ability to provide for himself and his family include retirement, death, disability, or any other physical or mental impairment. To ensure that money is available for beneficiaries, a claim must be made and specific criteria must be met.

The San Diego social security disability attorneys take on Social Security claims every year. We have been representing Social Security clients for several years and we can help you and your friends and family if they ever suffer from a physical or mental impairment.

Filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Can be a Daunting Process, but the San Diego Lawyers Will Focus on Getting You the Benefits You Need and Deserve.

Every year, thousands of San Diego residents become eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.  However, most are initially denied their SSD benefits when they apply to the Social Security Administration.  The experienced and skilled SSD/SSI appeals attorneys can help if you are denied your Social Security Disability benefits.

What is Social Security?

Social Security is a form of social insurance that protects individuals and families from financial hardships. Situations that affect a person’s ability to provide for himself and his family include retirement, death, disability, or any other physical or mental impairment.     

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers several types of benefits:    

  • Retirement Benefits 
  • Survivor’s Benefits
  • Disability Insurance Benefits
  • Supplemental Security income

There are other financial and health care benefits that are offered through Social Security.  However, these are some of the most relevant ones.    

Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits are available to those who have paid enough Social Security taxes (through income withholding) to be fully-insured for retirement benefits.  You are eligible to receive full retirement benefits when you have reached full retirement age.  The full retirement age used to be 65, but is now rising.  

Survivor Benefits

Survivor benefits are available to direct relatives of deceased workers if those deceased workers have paid enough money into Social Security to be insured for retirement and survivors’ benefits.            

Disability Insurance Benefits

Disability Insurance was designed to provide disabled workers with income.  

How do prove that you are disabled?

 

  • You have a physical or mental impairment that can be shown through medical evidence.
  • You are unable to do ANY sort of work, not just your own past work, on a full-time basis.  (There are limited exceptions to this rule, depending on your age, education, and transferable skills.)
  • You are unable to work for 12 consecutive months or more at a level of substantial gainful activity (In 2008, this means you are unable to earn more than $940 per month).

Unlike an auto accident or a worker’s compensation claim, a Social Security Disability benefits claim includes a person’s entire life history, meaning it will take into account any physical injury you have sustained, but also any unrelated, pre-existing medical conditions, education level, skill level, and psychiatric conditions.   

What is Considered a Disabling Condition for Social Security Benefits?

  • Arthritis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Accident (or stroke)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Disorders of the Spine
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

This is not an exhaustive list, but if you suffer from any of these symptoms, be sure to seek medical attention immediately and consult with a San Diego Social Security attorney. And remember, you can receive disability benefits even though you have been able to return to work.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program designed to provide financial assistance to those who are ineligible for Disability Insurance Benefits or who are only eligible for a small amount, but who are nevertheless unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment, and who have very limited income and financial resources.   In order to be eligible to receive these benefits, your household income must be very low and the value of your total assets (not including your house or car) must not exceed $2,000 if you are single or $3,000 if you are married. You must also prove that you are disabled.    

Find an Experienced Social Security Attorney

Choosing a Social Security attorney is no easy task.  Many attorneys claim to be Social Security lawyers, but they don’t have the experience that we have.  Our lawyers are experienced and have successfully prosecuted the interests of our clients before the Social Security Administration appeals hearing.  If you or a loved one has been denied your Social Security benefits, contact the Disability Help Group for a free consultation.