Jorgensen Law, regularly represents individuals in San Diego who are seeking Social Security disability benefits. While these vital public benefits provide much needed financial aid to those who cannot work due to a disabling medical condition, the majority of initial claims are denied. The best way to protect your rights is to work with our experienced disability lawyers.
If you currently possess a major physical or mental disability, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In order to qualify for these benefits, you must possess the inability to work a standard 40-hour week consistently.
To find out if you qualify please fill out the brief disability evaluation form below and one of our disability attorneys or advocates will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your possible options (free consultation). Alternatively, you can always reach us by calling us at (888)855-2948.
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There are various essential factors when deciding to enlist the help of a Social Security Disability Attorney to collect your benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- The primary thing to consider is whether your physical or mental condition is keeping you from working.
- Secondly, you should also consider if you can work a stable 40-hour week to financially provide for yourself and your family. Generally, most disabled individuals force themselves to carry out normal work schedules and receive severe suffering and pain as a result.
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability is a form of financial assistance provided by the U.S government, endowed to individuals that are unable to work due to a severe mental or physical disability. This program is divided into two main sections, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income.
SSDI is specially reserved for people who have an existing work history and paid into the system for at least five years. If you fit into this category, it’s best to consult a disability lawyer to learn how you can qualify for Social Security Disability.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration (SSA) commonly defines a “disability” as a disease or an injury that inhibits your ability from doing the work you once did, or from adjusting to any other sort of work. Your disability is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
Furthermore, your disability should also prevent you from earning at least a $1,000 monthly salary. The SSA has a list of medical conditions that are commensurate with their definition of disability. Be mindful that this list is not exhaustive. Even if your injury or disease is absent from the list, you can still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
How to Apply for Social Security Disability
Being that social security is a government-funded entity, applying for this program can be complicated. You can simply apply for social security disability online, over the phone, or with your local social security field office. Approximately 70% of social security disability applications are denied.
Though, there is a viable appeal process you can undertake if your application is denied. To learn more about how you can navigate through the social security application and/or appeal process, click here to speak with a premier Disability Attorney in San Diego.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
The social security disability process is often both stressful and confusing. An experienced social security disability attorney can increase your chances of achieving a successful application.
Generally, a disability lawyer will not receive compensation until your application is successful, giving you the financial maneuverability to afford their services and obtain high-quality results.
Therefore, if you are incapable of maintaining a standard 40 hour work week, please call us today to see how we can help you receive full social security disability benefits.