If you are disabled, getting disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) starts with a complicated process controlled with confusing regulations. When you finally manage to submit an application, be prepared to wait for months before a determination is made about your claim.
According to its own annual reports, of the millions of applications that it receives each year, most applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied benefits, but Sackett and Associates wants you to know that we can make a difference.
Sacket and Associates has been the disability lawyer Sacramento residents have relied upon for more than 40 years to fight for their disability benefits. We take on claims at all stages of the process from initial application to all levels of the appeal process. Do not let a denial of your claim get you down. Let us take on the fight to get you the disability benefits that you need and deserve.
Proving a disability can be tough – Let a Sacramento disability lawyer help
Unless you prove through medical records that you have a disability that meets SSA requirements, your claim for benefits will be denied. The fact that you qualified for temporary or partial disability benefits through your state does not mean that you meet SSA requirements.
A Sacramento SSD lawyer knows that to qualify for SSA disability either through SSDI or SSI, adults must meet the following requirements:
Have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment or combination of impairments;
The impairments must prevent the person from engaging in substantial gainful activity; and
The impairment or impairments must have lasted or be expected to last for at least 12 continuous months or be expected to result in death.
“Substantial gainful activity” generally refers to the amount of work activity that you are capable of doing and would include such activities as sitting, standing, lifting, and walking. However, the SSA uses monthly income from work to measure substantial gainful activity. If you earn more than $1,350 gross from working in 2022, then you are capable of engaging in substantial gainful activity and your application will be denied.
Our Sacramento SSDI lawyer improves the chances of approval of your claim at the application stage by ensuring that it is accurate and contains all the information showing that you meet eligibility requirements SSI or SSDI disability benefits. This includes medical evidence, such as clinical examination notes and diagnostic imaging and laboratory results.
Challenging a denial through with a disability appeal
It’s natural to be frustrated and want to give up when a claim for benefits is denied, but an experienced Sacramento disability lawyer can challenge the determination through the appeal process. Success at any of the four levels of the appeal process gets you the benefits you need.
Learn more about how a disability lawyer makes a difference
Instead of taking on the SSA on your own, talk to an outstanding Sacramento disability benefits lawyer at Sackett and Associates. Contact us today to find out how we can make a difference in your claim for disability benefits.