Disability Appeal

Disability Appeal Process and How to File

June 28, 2019 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

In Arizona, You can file a Disability Appeal online or in person at your local Social Security Administration office. Most people who file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are often disappointed when their application is rejected. The fact is that the many SSDI and SSI claims are denied. If your claim is rejected, you are usually given sixty days to appeal. You can file a Disability Appeal yourself online or in person at your local Social Security Administration office.

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However, considering the rules, regulations, and stipulations this can be a time-consuming and difficult task. Luckily for the residents of Mesa, Arizona you can contact your local Social Security Advocates who can assist you with filling out the paperwork and filing for you.

Our disability advocates and attorneys work to ensure that eligible disabled individuals in Maricopa county receive benefits under the SSDI program and the SSI program. Disability Help Group provides free assistance and advice and when needed representation when SSDI or SSI disability benefits are wrongfully denied or terminated. Our case managers will work with you to prepare for SSDI Hearing will be handled by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

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There are a few reasons why you might choose to use Social Security advocates to file your appeal. First of all, it is very convenient. You do not have to drive to the Social Security Office and you don’t have to wait in line. Also, if your deadline is about to expire, you can quickly get in touch with us to handle this over the phone. This might save you from having to restart the entire application process over from the beginning.

In case you decide to file the appeal yourself you should know that there are two forms that you must complete in order to file an appeal. The first form is the appeal request which will prompt you for information about your jobs, where you live, and the conditions that cause you to be disabled and unable to work. The second form is the appeal disability report which is where you will provide detailed information about your condition and history of treatments.

If you are unsure about the appeal process, you might want to file your appeal in person.

Filing in person will allow you to ask questions about the appeal process. Asking questions will make you better informed of the criteria that the Social Security Administration needs to decide on your case.

The Social Security Administration prefers that you file online.

The main reason for this is due to the fact that the Social Security Administration is understaffed. It takes a lot less resources to handle online appeals compared to dealing with all the claimants face to face. The important thing is to not get discouraged if your Disability Application is denied. You can still win your case either in the appeal process or at a judicial hearing. If you have any questions, you should contact an experienced disability attorney.

If you are out of work because of your disability, have been denied disability benefits, or simply have questions about how the process works, you should get in touch with Disability Help Group of Arizona. They serve the greater Phoenix area, along with Maricopa County and all of Arizona. You can call them at (888) 939-4692 or go through their website at https://disabilityhelpgroup.org

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What are the Deadlines for Filing Social Security Disability?

August 15, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits for those who suffer marked or serious disabilities that are likely to last at least one year and/or result in death. But when applying for SSDI benefits, it’s important to be aware of time limits and deadlines.

The letters and paperwork you receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will contain specific deadline dates for filings, requesting reconsideration of a denial, and other actions. However, here are a few initial time limits of which you should be aware.

First, the passing of time might affect whether you qualify for benefits. For most adults, in order to qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have acquired at least 40 “work credits,” measured by your earnings from work. Up to four credits may be earned each year. At least 20 of these credits must have been earned within the past 10 years, so the longer you wait to file for SSDI benefits, the more likely it becomes that your work history will not fall within the 10-year requirement.

Next, if you are turned down for benefits after your initial application, you have the right to ask for a “reconsideration” of your case by the SSA. You have 60 days from the date you receive your denial letter to request reconsideration.

Our knowledgeable advocates and attorneys at Disability Help Group can help you stay on top of deadlines and seek the benefits you need. For a free, confidential consultation, contact us today.

San Diego Families May Be Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits

July 26, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Disabled Californians who qualify may receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) may also find that their family members qualify for benefit payments in certain circumstances. However, the total amount of benefits family members can receive due to another family member’s disability are typically capped.

Benefits may be available to certain family members, including:

  • Spouse: Your spouse may be able to receive benefits once he or she reaches age 62, or if he or she is caring for your child under age 16, or your disabled child of any age.
  • Former spouse: A former spouse may qualify for benefits based on your work record if you were married at least 10 years, the former spouse is at least 62 years old, and the former spouse is unmarried and does not qualify for benefits on his or her own work record.
  • Children: Children, stepchildren, and adopted children may qualify for benefits under your name if they are under age 18, under age 20 and in college, and unmarried.
  • Disabled children or adult children: Children who are disabled before age 22 may qualify for benefits under their own name, regardless of whether they became disabled before or after they reached legal adulthood. Before age 22, a young person does not need to have a work record in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.

Our experienced advocates and attorneys at Disability Help Group can help you and your family get the disability benefits you need. Contact us today for a free, confidential case evaluation.