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Looking for an experienced Social Security lawyer?

Has the quality of your life suffered because of a disability? Are you now unable to work because of your disability? Social security may be the solution. If you have been turned down for social security benefits, or if you have yet to apply, an experienced Juneau social security attorney can increase your odds of qualifying. Contact an experienced Juneau social security attorney today to learn more. Start by filling out the form on the left.

The consequences of your SSI and SSDI application and appeal

Roughly 65 – 75% of applicants are initially denied for social security benefits. Presenting proof of your disability is an important step toward qualifying. An experienced Juneau social security lawyer can help you make your most compelling case to the review board. Your chance of success increases this way. If you win your claim, you will be entitled to a monthly benefit payment from the federal government. In many cases, you can also qualify for medical care. For example, SSDI claimants can potentially qualify for Medicare benefits, while SSI claimants qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Aren’t lawyers expensive to hire? How can I hire a qualified Juneau social security lawyer?

Social Security lawyers are not as expensive as you may think. 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. The government limits how much a social security attorney can charge you. They are limited to charging the lesser of: 25% of the back pay awarded to you, or a maximum of $6,000. So, an attorney cannot make more than $6,000 on your case, nor can he or she make more than 25% of the back pay owed to you. Thus, if you are awarded $20,000 in back pay, generally the max you can be charged is $6,000. By filling out the questionnaire on the left, an experienced Juneau Social Security attorney will contact you.

How the Social Security system works: SSDI vs. SSI

Disability benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are given to applicants who cannot work due to a disability. Generally, the disability must prevent you from working for a year or more or result in death. Benefits under SSI and SSDI are different.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Work with a Knowledgeable Juneau 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 Juneau SSDI lawyer to learn more.

The federal SSI program – work with a qualified Juneau Disability Attorney

The SSI system is designed to provide a minimum threshold of income to those who are disabled, blind, or 65 and older, who do not make much money. Those who qualify receive a monthly check (usually much less than SSDI amounts). You may also receive more money from your state. Unlike SSDI, claims are paid from general tax revenues. Thus, you do not need to have paid into the social security system to qualify for SSI payments. Those who qualify for SSI also may receive Medicaid coverage from the government (Medical Care). Fill out the form to contact an experienced Juneau SSI lawyer.

Application to Appeal: the process - Juneau Disability Appeal 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. Once you get your results, you will either receive a notice of payments, or you will be denied. In which case, you can appeal the decision in person or have your attorney appear on your behalf.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:


Cystic Fibrosis
Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency
Sickle cell disease
Chronic thrombocytopenia
Muscular dystrophy
Anterior poliomyelitis
Chronic liver disease
Disturbance of labyrinthine-vestibular function

Loss of speech
Hearing Loss
Nephrotic syndrome
Psychiatric Disorders
Chemical Burns
Skin Grafting
Disability from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
PO Box 21327, 709 W 9th, Room 231
Juneau, Alaska 99802
(907) 586-7070


Low Cost Hospital

Front St. Homeless Clinic
225 Front Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 463-4201



Bartlett Regional Hospital
3260 Hospital Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 796-8900


Juneau social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Southeastern Alaska, including Juneau, West Juneau, Douglas, areas in the vicinity of Juneau International Airport, and other communities in the Borough of Juneau.

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