If you need help preparing your paperwork, gathering documentation, or filing your application for Social Security disability benefits in Los Angeles, a Los Angeles application process lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our team understands how hard it can be to know what is necessary and prove your case to the Social Security Administration (SSA), demonstrating you deserve benefits. We may be able to help you. Call (800) 794-0444 today to learn more.
Navigating the Los Angeles Disability Application Process
While you can just submit your application and trust a disability claims examiner to locate, obtain, and analyze all the necessary proof that you qualify, this requires you to leave a lot up to chance when you need this compensation as soon as possible. Instead, we recommend completing the required forms, obtaining your own medical records and supporting documents, and taking other steps to prove your case.
We understand this is a lot of work, and identifying the necessary documentation is often complicated. In addition, issues with your application or other submitted documents could cause an unwanted delay or even put your claim at risk for denial.
Working with a Social Security disability attorney from our team may be able to help you:
- Determine which program best fits your needs.
- Understand the qualifications for that program.
- Identify the necessary supporting documents for that program.
- Navigate the application process.
- Minimize the chances of receiving a denial.
To learn more about how Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you build a case to prove you qualify for compensation through Social Security disability, call us today to discuss your options with a member of our team.
Understanding Your Options for Social Security Disability Benefits
There are two primary programs that fall under Social Security disability:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
These programs have different criteria you must meet to qualify and receive approval for benefits. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we can help you understand each program and determine which one best meets your needs. We can look at your circumstances and explain if you likely qualify for that program and the evidence we will need to procure to prove that.
In general, SSDI is a program for workers who have a medical condition that prevents them from working for an extended period, including permanent injuries, long-term illnesses, and terminal conditions.
SSI, on the other hand, helps those who struggle to make ends meet and have few assets. If you cannot work and struggle to pay for housing, clothing, food, and other necessities, SSI may help.
For a free legal consultation with a application process lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Meeting the Qualifications and Proving Your Case to SSA
When you apply for Social Security disability, including either SSDI or SSI, you will need to show you are either a senior, blind, or have a medical condition that qualifies you for benefits. This is possible by showing you meet the qualifications for your diagnosis as listed in the Blue Book of Impairment Listings on the Social Security Administration website or by qualifying based on your residual functional capacity under Code of Federal Regulations § 416.945.
Proving you meet the health-related qualifications is sometimes the most difficult part of the application process. We can help you understand what the disability examiner will look for in your case and may be able to obtain the records and proof of your medical condition on your behalf.
Each program also has its own technical and economic criteria you will need to meet before you can receive approval and begin your monthly benefits. For example, there are strict income and asset limits you will need to show before you can receive approval for SSI.
To learn more about how a Los Angeles application process lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you file for the disability benefits you need, reach out to our team today to speak to someone about your application.
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One of Our Attorneys May Be Able to Help You Fight a Disability Denial
If you went through the application process and submitted your materials only to receive a denial notice, you may be able to file a Social Security disability appeal. Our team may be able to help you with this process. You will need to hurry, though. You only have a matter of a few weeks after a denial to request an appeal.
If there is sufficient time for us to do so after you call, we can request a reconsideration on your behalf. We can also help you with any or all of the additional three levels of appeals:
- The administrative law judge hearing
- The Appeals Council review
- The federal court review
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our disability application process attorneys know what it takes to prove you meet the qualifications for either SSDI or SSI. If we believe you meet the criteria, we can help you gather evidence to prove it and represent you to an administrative law judge, the Appeals Council, or in federal court.
Speak with a Member of Our Los Angeles SSDI and SSI Team Today
Our team understands how important Social Security disability could be to you and your family. Finances should not be your primary worry if you have an impairment that prevents you from working and participating in activities you enjoy.
If we believe you qualify for disability through SSA based on your medical condition, a Los Angeles application process lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can go to work on your case immediately. We may be able to help you apply or challenge a denial if you already applied.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm about your Los Angeles Social Security disability application today at (800) 794-0444. We can explain your qualifications, help you collect evidence of your qualifying disability, and navigate the application process on your behalf.