If a physical or mental impairment has or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/ or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs. Getting the benefits that you deserve can be a complicated, overly long and utterly frustrating experience, but Sackett and Associates has a Stockton disability benefits lawyer who can make a difference by fighting the Social Security Administration (SSA) for you.
Sacket and Associates makes a difference
Retaining the services of an experienced Stockton SSD lawyer provides the following advantages:
You get a lawyer with unsurpassed knowledge of the Social Security law, regulations and procedures from a disability law firm that has been helping people living in Stockton, California, for more than 40 years with issues related to SSI, SSDI and anything else having to do with claims for disability benefits.
Our lawyers have experience at all levels of the claim process starting with the application all the way through the disability appeal process.
We know what it takes to meet the burden of proving to Social Security that you have a disability that meets the definition it uses to evaluate claims
We work closely with your physicians and other medical providers to ensure that your medical records support the claim for benefits, including evidence showing that you followed the treatment plan prescribed for you by the medical professionals.
The staff and Stockton SSI disability lawyers at Sackett and Associates have the experience, skills, and insight to make a difference in your claim for disability benefits.
Filing an application
When our Stockton SSDI lawyer files a disability claim on your behalf, care is taken to ensure that it contains all the information to show that you meet the eligibility guidelines for either SSI or SSDI. We also work closely with your health care providers to ensure that your medical records, including diagnostic testing results and notes of clinic examinations and evaluations support the fact that you are disabled.
Challenging adverse determinations
If you filed an application for SSI or SSDI and received a denial letter, don’t give up. You have the right to challenge the determination through a disability appeal, but you must act right away.
You have only 60 days to appeal an adverse decision, but the time starts running from five days after the date on the denial notice regardless of when you receive it. If you get a denial notice, immediately contact Sackett and Associates, so we can start the appeal process before the time runs out.
There are four levels to the appeal process that our Stockton disability lawyer uses to fight an adverse determination made by the SSA on your claim:
Hearing by an Administrative Law judge
Appeals Council review
Federal court review
If your claim goes to the hearing level with an Administrative Law judge, your disability lawyer will present evidence and witnesses in support of it.
Contact Sackett and Associates for more information
Don’t let the frustration deter you from fighting for disability benefits from the SSA. Contact a Stockton disability lawyer at Sackett and Associates to find out about the difference we can make for you.