A Los Angeles nationwide Supplemental Security Income lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you prepare to file your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim or fight a denial if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied your claim for benefits. We can also help with applications for other Social Security Disability programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today by calling (800) 794-0444 from any location in the United States. A member of our team can speak with you today about our services and help you understand if you may qualify for SSI or other benefits.
Our Team Can Help You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Los Angeles or Nationwide
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our team may be able to help you apply for Social Security Disability, including Supplemental Security Income. We understand that the application is complicated and stressful if you do not know what the Social Security Administration is looking for and how to prove your case to them.
Our team can review your medical condition, other contributing factors, your work history, and financial information to determine if you qualify for SSI or another Social Security Disability program. If we believe you qualify, we can help you prepare your application and gather the necessary information to file your claim.
This may increase your likelihood of getting approval, because we can ensure your application is accurate and complete. If you do receive a denial, we will build a case and help you challenge the disability claim examiner’s decision.
A Los Angeles nationwide Supplemental Security Income lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you secure the SSI benefits you need.
Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits
Supplemental Security Income is for individuals and families who have little or no income from any source and few assets and cannot work and earn a living to pay for housing, food, clothing, and other necessities. SSI comes in the form of a monthly cash benefit, commonly via direct deposit.
Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance, there is no work requirement for SSI. You do not need to have a work history or have a set number of work credits earned from paying into Social Security.
The income and asset limits for SSI are very low. If you have any type of income, including if you qualify for SSDI, you may not be able to receive SSI. The Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can review your circumstances and determine which program fits best.
For a free legal consultation with a nationwide supplemental security income lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Qualifications for SSI Benefits in Los Angeles and Nationwide
In addition to the SSI technical qualifications related to income and assets, you will need to show you are at least 65 years old, blind, or have a qualifying impairment to receive approval for either SSI or SSDI. A qualifying impairment may be an illness, injury, or other medical condition that prevents you from working and earning a living. You will need to meet the criteria for your diagnosis, as listed in the Social Security’s Blue Book of Impairment Listings.
Alternatively, you may qualify based on your residual functional capacity as defined under the Code of Federal Regulations § 416.945. This may be possible if:
- Your diagnosis is not included in the impairment listings.
- You do not meet the criteria under your diagnosis in the impairment listings.
- Your inability to work stems from a combination of factors, such as an illness, severe pain, and medication side effects.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we know what the disability claims examiner will look for based on your diagnosis and other health information. If SSA denied your claim, a Los Angeles nationwide Supplemental Security Income lawyer may be able to help you gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case to appeal the denial.
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Appealing a Social Security Disability SSI Denial
If you receive a denial notice, you have 60 days to request a reconsideration, according to the Social Security Administration. A reconsideration is the first step in the appeals process. There are four levels of appeal that our team can help you with. They include:
- Administrative law judge hearing
- Appeals Council review
- Federal court review
If there is sufficient time to do so, our team can look into why you received a denial and may be able to build a solid case for your appeal and represent you to the administrative law judge, Appeals Council, and in federal court, if necessary. It is not uncommon to receive a denial based on your initial claim for SSI or SSDI. You are not alone in this, and many people are able to secure benefits through the appeals process.
If our team reviews your case and believes you qualify for SSI, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will pursue your monthly benefits and backpay on your behalf at no upfront cost to your family. We will only recover our attorney’s fees from the backpay we secure in your case.
Speak with a Member of Our SSI Team Today in Los Angeles or Nationwide
A Los Angeles nationwide Supplemental Security Income lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to work with you to apply for or appeal SSI benefits, either in Los Angeles or nationwide. We can help you complete your application for SSI, review your paperwork to ensure it is complete, and file it on your behalf. We can also fight a denial on your behalf if we believe you deserve benefits.
You can reach a member of the Supplemental Security Income team from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now by calling (800) 794-0444. Let us review your medical condition and other information for free today.