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Bakersfield Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Attorney in Bakersfield CA

Social Security Disability benefits could be available to people in Bakersfield, CA who are unable to perform their work due to medical conditions that have rendered them disabled. These serious disabilities must have continued or are expected to continue for more than a year. 

When someone becomes unable to work because of a serious physical or mental impairment, the process for getting disability benefits can be bewildering. At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, we assist disability claim applicants with each step of the process.

If you require assistance with your denial and want to make an appeal, please call Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld. We work on a contingent basis, so you don’t pay a fee unless we win your case. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your Social Security Disability claim in Bakersfield, CA, call us right away!

Call (805) 243-2179 or contact our Bakersfield social security disability lawyer online today!


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Social Security Disability in California

Each day many Americans have to stop working due to illnesses and injuries. This can be a tragic experience, and many recently disabled individuals are left to decipher how they can provide for themselves and their loved ones.

The SSA defines a disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a physical or mental condition expected to last or lasting at least one year or result in death. There are several medical conditions outlined by the SSA Blue Book that could meet the requirements for disability, but each claim is considered on a case-by-case basis.

If your medical condition is listed, you may be eligible for benefits. However, if you make an error in your application or any required information is missing, then your application will be denied. Collaborate with a seasoned disability attorney in the Bakersfield community today for a free consultation about your claim.

Social Security Administration Benefits Programs

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers different benefit programs that assist the disabled. However, getting your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may be troublesome because the majority of initial claims are denied. That’s why it may be imperative to have an experienced disability benefits attorney in Bakersfield, CA in your corner.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance is offered to Bakersfield, California, residents over 18 but under the age of 65, who have paid into the Social Security system through income tax deductions. If you want to qualify for SSDI benefits, you have to have sufficient work credits, which are earned according to the number of quarters the disabled applicant has worked each year. SSDI benefits can be awarded regardless of a person’s financial status.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income benefits are available to those who are disabled, blind, or over 65. Whether or not you’ve paid into the Social Security system doesn’t matter, as long as your income doesn’t surpass the threshold of $2,000/month for an individual or $3,000/month for a couple.

Although these qualifications seem easy to understand, there are several factors to consider when calculating your income and determining which assets are considered resources. We are dedicated to understanding the complex nature of this process and have the skills required to support your SSI claim. 

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