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Covina, California Social Security Lawyers want to help
Has a disability kept you from working? You may qualify for social security disability benefits. Covina 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. To speak with an experienced Covina social security attorney as soon as possible, fill out the form provided to you on this website. You’re just a click away.
Your SSI or SSDI application: it makes a big difference
The vast majority of the initial applicants are denied social security benefits: generally, between 65% and 70%. Often success hinges on whether you have made out the best case for your disability to the review board. Covina social security lawyers have experienced understanding how to present your best case. By working with an attorney, you will not have to second-guess whether you have done the best job highlighting what the social security administration is looking for. 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.
Lawyers cost too much, how would I afford to pay a social security lawyer?
Because the people who need a social security lawyer usually do not have a source of income, social security lawyers structure their fees to make their services affordable. The reason why: you do not pay a Social Security lawyer unless he or she wins your claim. That means they only get paid if you get paid. Your social security attorney is limited in how much he or she can charge. That is because the federal government has capped attorney fees in these cases. Specifically, the attorney cannot charge more than 25% of your back pay, up to a total of $6,000. Even then, the government has to approve the final award of attorney fees. So, a claimant is always getting a fair deal. By filling out the questionnaire on this page, an experienced Covina Social Security attorney will contact you.
Eligibility for either SSDI or SSI
The Social Security system was created in part, to provide disability payments to our most vulnerable citizens: those who cannot work due to an injury. The injury must keep you from working for at least a year or more. Under the system, there are two types of disability programs: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Both are explained below.
What is the Standard for Disability in Covina, California? - To receive disability benefits for Social Security Disability you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability.
- 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.
- If you are working in or around Covina, California is that a factor? - If you are working in Covina 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;
- 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;
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;
If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
- 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:
- If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
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 Covina, 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 Covina Disability Insurance Attorney Today
SSDI provides disability payments to Americans who can demonstrate a work history of paying taxes into the social security system. To qualify, you must prove (1) the existence of a disability that prevents you from working for at least one year, and (2) that you worked and paid social security taxes over the course of the previous years (the number of years depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. Contact an experienced Covina SSDI lawyer now to learn more.
SSI: You may qualify - Reach a qualified Covina Disability Attorney
SSI, unlike SSDI, is a welfare-based program that pays those with disabilities, regardless of their work history. To qualify, claimants must make less than a minimum threshold of income (a very small amount). Those who qualify may also be eligible for food stamps, and Medicaid. Learn more now and contact an experienced Covina SSI attorney.
How do I apply, what can I expect? - Covina Disability Appeals Lawyer
You can start your application online. You can also apply in person, or start the process over the phone. The initial review can take four to six months. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.
The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:
Pituitary gland disorders
Disturbance of labyrinthine-vestibular function
Chronic liver disease
Central nervous system vascular accident
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
Severe fractures of larger bones
Local SSA Office of Covina, CA
Social Security Office
1165 E Route 66
Glendora, California 91740
Low Cost Hospitals in and near Covina, California
1161 N Maclay Avenue, Suitee B
San Fernando, California 91340
All for Health, Health for All
520 E Broadway
Glendale, California 91205
AltaMed Adult Day Health Care
2820 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90065
AltaMed General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Hospitals in and near Covina, California
Aurora Behavioral Health Care
1161 East Covina Boulevard
Covina, California 91724
Citrus Valley Medical Center
1115 South Sunset Avenue
West Covina, California 91790
Doctors Hospital of West Covina, Inc.
725 South Orange Avenue
West Covina, California 91790
Baldwin Park Medical Center
1011 Baldwin Park Boulevard
Baldwin Park, California 91706
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