Social Security Disability Lawyers in Los Angeles
If you are no longer able to work because of a disabling injury or illness, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Obtaining these benefits, however, is not easy.
Having an experienced attorney by your side throughout this process can help it run more smoothly and can improve your chances for recovering benefits as the majority of applicants are denied benefits on their first application.
Because our Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyers focus our practice exclusively on helping disability applicants, we are well-versed in the many details that go into applying for and appealing a denial for benefits.
Whether you are just starting to consider applying for benefits or if your claim has already been denied, we can help. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you do.
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Experienced Help Applying for the Benefits You Need
When applying for disability benefits, it is vital that every detail of your application is complete and accurate. This includes the type of benefits you are applying for as each program has different requirements.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of disability benefits:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – These benefits are available to individuals who have worked for at least five of the last 10 years and have paid into Social Security.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – These benefits do not require that you worked and paid into Social Security. Instead these benefits are designed to help individuals who are elderly, bild or disabled with little or no income.
Although there are different requirements as to who can apply for each of these benefits, they both have one important requirement in common: The applicant must meet the SSA’s definition of disability. An individual is considered disabled if he or she:
- Can no longer perform the job he or she previously held
- Cannot perform any other type of work
- Suffers from an injury or illness that has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months
Despite the fact that these requirements may sound straightforward, providing the necessary proof of the severity of your condition is not. That is why having our reputable Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyers by your side during this process is so important.
We are familiar with the application process and know what information needs to be included in your claim. We will not only advise you of what is necessary to have a complete claim, but we will also collect all of that information and all of your medical records for you.
Your Advocate at Every Stage of the Process
Without an experienced attorney on your side from the very beginning of your application, it is likely that your claim will be denied. At this point it becomes even more critical that you work with an experienced attorney.
Only our Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyers can guide you through each and every stage of the appeals process.
When appealing a denial of your initial application, we will thoroughly review your claim in order to determine exactly why it was denied. Then, we will work to provide the supporting documentation, medical records and other information that may have been missing, incomplete or inaccurate in your initial application. This will greatly improve your chances for approval during reconsideration.
If your claim is denied again, you will need a lawyer who is experienced in representing disability applicants at a hearing before an administrative law judge. Our Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyers have represented countless individuals during their hearings and we know what information the judge needs to approve your claim.
If your claim is denied again, we will walk you through the remaining levels of appeal, including a hearing before the Appeals Council and filing a federal lawsuit, if necessary.
No matter where you may be in the process of applying for benefits, the attorneys at Phillips Disability can help.
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How Our Los Angeles Social Security Disability Lawyers Can Help
The Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyers at Phillips Disability are solely dedicated to helping individuals file and appeal disability applications. We are well-versed in every step of the process and know every detail that needs to be included in your application in order for it to be successful.
If you are thinking about applying for benefits or if your application has already been denied, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. There is a very short deadline in which you can appeal a denial, so do not wait to contact us.
We work only on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no upfront costs or legal fees unless you recover the benefits you need.