When a physical or mental impairment prevents someone from working, disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs may provide financial relief. However, winning disability benefits is a challenging process, and many applicants receive a denial letter from the Social Security Administration after the initial determination.
If you are unable to work because of a medical condition or illness, Sackett and Associates offers an opportunity to have an experienced and skilled San Mateo disability lawyer fight for your benefits. We have helped people for more than 40 years to get SSI and SSDI benefits. Whether you received a denial on an application and need to appeal the determination or want our help to begin the application process, Sackett and Associates is here for you.
Help with an application
Getting disability benefits through SSI and SSDI could be a tough task. Your application must present enough information supported by medical evidence to prove that you cannot engage in any type of work that may be available to you.
The fact that you cannot do the type of work you did in the past may not be enough to qualify for disability benefits. You also must be unable to do other types of work that may be available to you based on your education, age and the limitations imposed by your physical or mental impairment.
When you rely on a San Mateo SSD lawyer at Sackett and Associates at the application stage, you have peace of mind knowing that your lawyer works closely with your doctors to ensure that Social Security has all the medical evidence to support your disability claim. We ensure that your application is complete and contains only accurate information to avoid the needless delays and denied claims that result when incomplete or inaccurate applications are submitted.
Challenging adverse determinations
If you filed an application for disability benefits and received a denial letter, do not give up. Contact a San Mateo disability lawyer right away. We can help, but you have only 60 days from receipt of the denial notice to appeal the determination.
You have four opportunities through the appeal process to win a claim approval. The following are the four levels of the disability appeal process:
Hearing with an Administrative Law judge
Appeals Council review
Federal court review
When you are represented by Sackett and Associates, a San Mateo SSDI lawyer, we will files the appeal along with updated medical evidence and other information that supports an approval of the claim. At the hearing level, a San Mateo SSI lawyer prepares a brief for submission to the Administrative Law judge containing arguments and reference to evidence in your medical records supporting them.
Get help with your SSD benefits claim
Let a San Mateo disability benefits lawyer at Sackett and Associates make a positive difference in the outcome of your application or appeal. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.