Social Security Disability is an important program that provides benefits if you're too disabled to work. Unfortunately, many people do not understand how the Social Security Disability benefits program works.
If you're confused about how the program works, you could miss out on important benefits that you need. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to make sure that this doesn't happen. An attorney can assist you in taking steps to get the full benefits you deserve and can answer any questions you have about the benefits program.
Some of the most common questions include:
- Can I qualify for Social Security disability? Whether you qualify for benefits will depend upon whether you have proof you meet the Social Security Administration's strict definition of disabled. You must have a long-term condition listed in the SSA's "Blue Book," along with specific symptoms or you must have a condition that's medically equivalent to a listed one.
- How can I apply for Social Security disability? You can submit an application to the Social Security Administration. You'll need to provide a medical release so the SSA can review your records carefully.
- What if my claim is denied? If your claim for benefits is denied, there is a multi-stage appeals process including a request for reconsideration, a hearing, an appeal within the SSA and appeal to federal court.
A Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer can provide personalized answers to these questions and can otherwise help you to understand how Social Security Disability could benefit you if you're too sick or hurt to work. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.