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Need Social Security? Federal Way, Washington Social Security lawyers can help
Can’t work because you have a disability? Thankfully, for those who qualify, social security can provide much-needed relief. If you qualify, you may be entitled to monthly checks due to your disability. Some may qualify for other assistance, such as: medical care coverage, food stamps, and other assistance from the state government. Contact an experienced Federal Way social security attorney today to learn more. Start by filling out the form on the left.
What does SSI and SSDI mean for you?
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. Federal Way 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. Successful claimants receive critical monthly payments from the federal government. SSI recipients can receive a monthly payment, food stamps, and potentially Medicaid to cover health care costs. SSDI recipients receive monthly payments based on the amount they paid into the system, among other factors. Also, SSDI recipients sometimes qualify for Medicare.
Aren’t lawyers expensive to hire? How can I hire a qualified Federal Way 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. 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 administration carefully monitors how much a social security attorney charges. The attorneys are statutorily limited to charging a max of 25% of back pay awarded to you (up to a max of $6,000). That means that in most cases you can only be required to pay money that was already owed to you before you received your social security benefits, and even that amount is limited. By filling out the questionnaire on the left, an experienced Federal Way Social Security attorney will contact you.
Social Security: Qualifying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI)
Two separate social security programs provide disability payments to injured people: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). To earn disability payments under either one, you must suffer from an injury that (1) prevents you from working for a year or more, or (2) will result in death. Short-term injuries are not covered by the social security system.
SSDI - Contact an experienced Federal Way Disability Insurance Attorney Now
SSDI is a federal insurance program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the social security system. To qualify, you must be disabled and have a work history of paying social security taxes. Thus, not everyone can qualify. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an SSDI attorney to learn if you may qualify.
The federal SSI program – work with a qualified Federal Way Disability Attorney
Supplemental Security Income, or SSI for short, is available for people who suffer from a disability regardless of work history. SSI is paid from general revenues, unlike the SSDI system. SSI beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicaid and Food Stamps. They may also be eligible for additional income from the state. Contact your Federal Way SSI lawyer to learn more.
The Process, Appeals and Applications - Federal Way 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 have been denied, you can appeal your case. At appeal, you will have to prove that your condition qualifies as a disability. If you do not feel comfortable appearing on your own behalf, an attorney may present your case for you.
The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:
Loss of Visual Acuity
Loss of visual efficiency
Open Head Injury
Thyroid gland disorders
Short bowel syndrome
Loss of speech
Common Blood Disorders
Pituitary gland disorders
Local SSA Office
Social Security Administration
Suite 401, 321 Ramsay Way
Kent, Washington 98032
Federal Way Hospitals
Saint Francis Hospital
34515 9th Avenue South
Federal Way, Washington 98003
Auburn Regional Medical Center
Plaza One, 202 North Division Street
Auburn, Washington 98001-4908
Saint Joseph Medical Center
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, Washington 98401-2197
Tacoma General-Allenmore Hospital
315 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Tacoma, Washington 98415
If you do not have any healthcare insurance or any other ability to pay, there are facilities that probably will treat you in Federal Way They are:
Virginia Mason Medical Center
33501 1st Way South
Federal Way, Washington 98003-6208
Federal Way Naturopathy
900 South 336th Street
Federal Way, Washington 98003-6311
Careplus Medical Center
30800 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, Washington 98003-4902
U W Physicians-Federal Way Clinic
32018 23rd Avenue South
Federal Way, Washington 98003-6022
Federal Way social security lawyers serve client throughout Northwestern Washington, including Artondale, Auburn, Bellevue, Bonney Lake, Bremerton, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Edgewood, Elk Plain, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kent, Lacey, Lakewood, Lea Hill, Olympia, Pacific, Parkland, Port Orchard, Puyallup, Renton, SeaTac, Seattle, Shorewood, South Hill, Steilacoom, Tacoma, University Place, Woodmont Beach, areas in the vicinity of King County International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and other communities in King County.