Social Security Disability (SSD) provides monthly income to those who are unable to work for a year or more because of a qualifying physical or mental impairment. While the vast majority of applicants are initially turned down, there is a process to appeal to your denied claim.
The key to success is to hire an attorney with specific experience in Social Security Disability. The legal team at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz has helped hundreds of clients across Southern California obtain SSD benefits. We will shepherd your case through the long and frustrating process of winning approval for disability benefits.
Turned down for Social Security disability?
Call us for a free consultation about your specific situation. Our Van Nuys law firm represents disability claimants throughout Greater Los Angeles.
Social Security Disability Insurance, also called SSD or SSDI, provides monthly benefits based on how much you paid into the system through payroll taxes (up to a maximum). You must show that you have been disabled for 12 months or that you expect to be.
Our main focus is work-related injuries, and we represent injured workers who are seeking Social Security disability after their workers’ compensation benefits expire. However, we welcome all claimants whether or not the injury or illness is work-related.
Our attorneys have experience with all types of physical and mental disability claims, including:
Our lawyers are familiar with the medical jargon and the technical criteria for the different listed impairments. We update your medical records and review your case to understand how to position you for success. We assist clients in all stages of the claims and appeals process:
Studies indicate that only around 30% of Social Security Disability benefits applications are approved after the first application is submitted. Unfortunately, this means that approximately 70% of applicants are left dealing with denials. It is important to point out that just because a person receives a denial does not mean that they will not get Social Security Disability benefits. However, those who have been denied do need to go through the official appeals process. Starting a new application again will only result in another denial.
Some of the main reasons that a Social Security Disability application will be denied could include the following:
There are new rules proposed by the current presidential administration regarding those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. The rules that have been proposed would add more strict verification requirements for those already receiving disability benefits. These changes, if implemented, could affect tens of thousands of people.
Under the proposed system, those who receive disability benefits would be required to submit the following documents to the SSA in order to verify eligibility to continue receiving them:
An SSA staff member would then review these documents and decide whether an individual should continue receiving their benefits. This process is called a Continuing Disability Review, and the frequency that a person would undergo this review will depend on the category of disability that they have been placed in.
Our Van Nuys Social Security Disability attorneys know what it takes to win these cases. Call 818-812-5639 or 800-747-3447, or contact us online. You do not pay us any fees unless we obtain SSD benefits for you.
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