Stockton and San Joaquin County Attorney Helping You Obtain Your Social Security Benefits
Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance can be a daunting and confusing process. Being disabled and unable to work can take a physical, emotional and financial toll. We want to carry our clients through the process of obtaining government benefits in a way that eases stress and, in the end, improves quality of life. Our office helps you file your disability claims and works with you through every step of the Social Security application process.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
According to Social Security statistics, your chances of getting benefits are better with an attorney:
- We handle all the paperwork for you.
- We handle getting all your medical records to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
- We don't get paid until you do.
- We don't drag out your case to get more fees — our goal is to get you awarded as quickly as possible.
- We work to make your disability claim as painless as possible while ensuring that you receive the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled.
How Can I Tell if I Am Disabled Enough to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration makes it easier to be found disabled as you get older. It becomes easier for a few people at age 45, for more people at age 50, for most people at age 55 and even more people at age 60. If you're over age 55 and you cannot do any job you have done in the past 15 years, you should definitely apply. If you're over age 50 and have a severe impairment that keeps you from doing all but the easiest jobs, you ought to apply.
But you don't have to be bedridden, even if you're a younger person. If you're under age 45 or 50 and you cannot do your past jobs and you cannot work full time at any regular job, that ought to be enough.
Nevertheless, being unable to work and being found disabled by the SSA are two different things. It is often difficult to convince the SSA that someone is disabled even when they genuinely cannot work. But it is not impossible.
If you really cannot work, apply for Social Security Disability benefits. And keep appealing denials at least through the hearing before an administrative law judge.
Contact our office near Manteca, also serving Modesto, and Stanislaus County for a free initial consultation for your workers' compensation claim. Contact us online or call 209-207-5037.
Law Office of Daniel P. Mast
Tracy Law Center
120 East 12th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
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