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Brawley California Social Security Lawyers want to help

Are you disabled and unable to work? You may qualify for social security disability benefits. Brawley social security attorneys can walk you through the application and appeal process. You may be entitled to a monthly check and additional help from the federal government. Brawley social security attorneys help our most vulnerable citizens qualify for social security disability benefits.

The saving power of the SSI and SSDI system

The vast majority of the initial applicants are denied social security benefits: generally, between 65% and 70%. Presenting proof of your disability is an important step toward qualifying. An experienced Brawley social security lawyer can help you make your most compelling case to the review board. Your chance of success increases this way. Those who face real disabilities potentially face hunger and homelessness. Winning your claim can provide a necessary safety net to our most vulnerable citizens. Successful claimants receive monthly payments from the federal government to cover those critical expenses. Many claimants also qualify for medical services through Medicare and Medicaid.

Brawley, CA Social Security attorneys: how much do they cost?

You do not have to have a pool of money to afford a social security lawyer. The usual fee structure of a social security lawyer is designed so that it is affordable for people who are not employed. Almost always, Social Security lawyers work on a “contingency” basis: meaning that they only get paid if you win your claim. That means, in most cases, you have nothing to lose by working with a social security attorney. The social security system oversees the amount a social security attorney can charge. For example, they are capped at making 25% of the back pay awarded to you. Even then, they can only make a maximum of $6,000 on your case. Don’t wait to contact an experienced Brawley Social Security lawyer. Fill out the form on this site today for a free initial consultation.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

The Social Security System can provide you with monthly payments if you qualify. To qualify for either the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) programs, you must meet their criteria. Generally, to qualify for either, you must suffer from an injury that prevents you from working for a year or more (or one that results in death). Both systems are explained below.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in Brawley, California? - To receive disability benefits for Social Security Disability you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability.
    1. The term disability is that you are unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” [SGA] because of a medically physical or mental impairment which has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months, or is expected to result in your death.
  2. If you are working in or around Brawley, California is that a factor? - If you are working in Brawley and performing SGA, then you are considered able to work and not disabled. In 2012, the SGA limit is $1010 (after taxes) per month. If you earn more than $1010 per month, you are probably not eligible, unless there are special circumstances;
  3. Do You Have a Severe Impairment? - You must have a medical problem which significantly limits your physical or mental ability to perform basic work activities. The impairment must be expected to last for 12 months or end in death;
  4. Does Your Medical Condition Match One of SSA’s Listed Impairments? - SSA has a list of medical conditions ["Listing of Impairments."] that describes medical conditions so severe that SSA considers people who have the conditions disabled;
    1. If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
      1. Despite Your Medical Condition, Are You Able to Do Work You Did in the Past? - SSA determines what you are able to do despite your medical condition. This is called the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). SSA compares your RFC with the physical and mental demands of your past jobs. If you are physically and mentally able to do a job that you have held within the last fifteen years, then SSA considers you "not disabled." However, if you are not able to perform any of your past jobs, then ask:
  5. Despite Your Medical Condition, Are You Able to Do Other Work? - If you cannot perform your past work, then SSA decides whether you are able to perform other types of work.

Can Children in Brawley, CA Qualify for Disability Benefits? Yes, but What is the Criteria?

Financially, needy children under age 18 who have serious medical conditions may be eligible for Children's SSI. A child is disabled for SSI if the child is not working and earning more than the SGA level and has a medical condition or combination of conditions that cause "marked and severe functional limitations." Medical evidence documenting the child's medical condition is essential.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Work with a Knowledgeable Brawley, CA Disability Insurance Attorney Today

To receive payments under the SSDI plan, you must have worked a percentage of the previous years (depending on your age). Thus, only those with a work history can qualify. Beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Speak with an experienced Brawley SSDI lawyer to learn more.

SSI: You may qualify - Reach a qualified Brawley Disability Attorney

SSI is paid out like welfare, meaning you cannot earn over a certain amount of money to qualify. In addition, you need to be disabled and unable to work. SSI pays out a smaller amount of money than SSDI, but unlike SSDI, you are not required to have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for payments. In addition, SSI recipients qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Brawley SSI lawyer, fill out the questionnaire on this site today.

How do I apply, what can I expect? - Brawley, California Disability Appeals Lawyer

To apply for social security, you can start online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The government can take upward of six months to review your case. If you are denied, you can appeal your case.

Below is a list of some of the types of illnesses and injuries that can qualify for a disability under Social Security:


Peripheral Neuropathies
Lung Transplant
Chronic heart failure
Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
Coagulation defects
Aplastic anemias with bone marrow or stem cell transplation
Hearing loss not treated with cochlear implantation
Cancer of the Pancreas
Systemic vasculitis
Subacute combined degeneration
Loss of Visual Acuity
Hearing Loss
Diabetes mellitus


Local SSA Office of Brawley, CA

Social Security Office
3007 N Imperial Avenue
El Centro, California 92243
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospitals in and near Brawley, California

A B M Medical Clinic Inc.
22110 Roscoe Boulevard 100a
Canoga Park, California 91304
(818) 888-8042
ABC Medical Clinic Inc.
500 N Grfield Avenue, Suite 306
Monterey Park, California 91754
(626) 288-4840
Aai Health Services
1002 Central Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 521-6078
Access Medical Group Inc
4644 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 111
Marina Del Re, California 90292
(310) 306-6966


Hospitals in and near Brawley, CA

El Centro Regional Medical Center
1415 Ross Avenue
El Centro, California 92243
(760) 339-7100
Naval Branch Health Clinic
Naval Air Facility El Centro, Building 523
El Centro , California 92243
(760) 339-2630
VA Imperial Valley Clinic    
1600 South Imperial Avenue
El Centro, California 92243
(760) 352-1506




Brawley social security lawyers serve clients throughout Southeast California including Calexico, Brawley, Imperial, Holtville, Seeley, Niland, Bombay Beach, Ocotillo, Palo Verde, Bard, Glamis, Plaster City, Hovley, Citrus View, Rockwood, Mayflower, Butlers, Orita, Curlew, Munyon, Sandia, Verdant, Fondo and other communities in Riverside County, San Diego County and Imperial county.

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