Upland disability lawyer helps clients obtain Social Security disability benefits
Have you experienced an illness, injury, or condition that has made it difficult or impossible for you to continue working? If so, you may be wondering if you are entitled to Social Security disability benefits, and how an Upland disability lawyer can assist you.
We understand the devastating effect that a disabling injury, illness, or condition can have on individuals and their families. We have helped hundreds of hardworking people obtain the Social Security disability benefits they deserve when they can no longer work due to circumstances beyond their control.
Upland disability lawyer has been providing personal service to clients for many years. We concentrate on providing high quality legal services in the areas of Social Security disability and workers’ compensation.
We return all calls promptly and stay in touch with our clients through regular status updates. We offer legal services in Spanish as well as English through my bilingual assistant, who is not a member of the State Bar of California. Our helpful, friendly staff is dedicated to helping you win your Social Security disability claim, and we are proud of our high success rate with these claims.
How does Social Security define “disabled”?
The Social Security Administration’s definition of disability is strict and complex:
“The law defines disability as the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. To meet this definition, you must have a severe impairment which makes you unable to do your previous work or any other substantial gainful activity which exists in the national economy.”
In other words, you must prove to Social Security that:
- You have a medical condition that has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least a year or result in your death.
- Your medical condition makes it impossible for you to do any of the work you have done during the past 15 years.
- Due to your medical condition, you cannot adjust to other work.
My website includes an extensive collection of articles designed to give you ready access to more information about Social Security disability benefits. I invite you to click on any of the topics that interest you. For example, for further information about the application process, you may want to:
- Read my article “Tips for applying.”
- Watch the video “How a judge determines disability.”
- Sign up for the e-mailed “Lessons on winning benefits.” These provide assistance in convenient segments.
If you are dealing with multiple insurance programs
It is not unusual for a disabled individual to be dealing with multiple insurance programs, such as private disability insurance through an employer, workers’ compensation, and Veterans’ Administration disability compensation, in addition to applying for Social Security disability benefits. In recent years, private disability insurance companies have become more likely to deny claims regardless of the severity of the claimant’s disability.
Dealing with one or more of these insurance programs can be overwhelming, particularly for a person who is already dealing with a disabling injury, illness, or condition. Upland disability lawyer knows how to untangle the complicated web of insurance issues that disabled people face.
When to contact a southern California disability lawyer
If you have filed a claim for Social Security disability benefits and your claim has been denied, don’t despair. You are entitled to several levels of appeal, and your chances of being awarded benefits are much better on appeal than on an initial claim. Upland disability lawyer has helped hundreds of clients successfully appeal a denial of their initial claims for Social Security disability benefits. We are experienced and tenacious fighters for our clients and hope to have the opportunity to help you.
If you are not already represented by a California Social Security disability lawyer and would like an evaluation of your case, please describe your claim using the form on this page, and I will respond promptly. Or you may contact me.
Upland disability lawyer