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Social Security Disability Lawyer Santa Maria, CA

In Need of a Santa Maria Social Security Disability Lawyer?

In the unfortunate circumstance that you become disabled, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits can provide help for a year or more, and sometimes for life. There are specific medical eligibility requirements you may have to fulfill before you are approved for Social Security Disability. You can lean on the help of a lawyer to guide you through the application process and improve your chances of acceptance. The reliable advice of a legal professional will make your experience easier.

When you are applying for Social Security, you can use the help of a knowledgeable attorney who can provide useful resources. To speak with one today, contact Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld for a free consultation.


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How Social Security Disability Lawyers Help You in Santa Maria, CA

You can start your Social Security Disability application after learning more about the process. Legal professionals can provide additional information to help guide you in Santa Maria. 

What is Social Security Disability?

This program is one of the largest Federal systems, and it can provide assistance for you if you become disabled. In addition, there is a separate program from the Supplemental Security Income program, which pays benefits to the disabled based on financial need. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) program provides benefits to you and your family members. The money comes from the Social Security taxes you paid after working full-time for several years. Both require medical information and must meet the official definition of a disability. 

How Can an SSD Lawyer Help Me?

Your SSD lawyer can aid you in the application process and help you avoid errors that are commonly made. This can speed up your approval and help you receive your benefits expediently. Your lawyer will help give you the information you need for your application. If your SSD is declined, you can appeal. With the help of an attorney, you can discover why your case was denied. They will also help you appeal the denial when you contact the Social Security office to start your case. Your ability to be approved will be greatly improved with professional guidance. 

How Do I Qualify?

When you become disabled, you must have a previous history of employment to be able to apply for SSD benefits. You must also fit within the medical criteria, and this will be evaluated by medical practitioners. There are different requirements for adults aged 18 and older and children under the age of 18. There is a Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool you can use to discover whether you may be eligible for benefits. You will have to be officially diagnosed with a disease from one of the groups on the List of Impairments for the Social Security Disability evaluation. 

You earn one work credit for every $1,470 in wages, and $5,880 will earn you four credits. You will need 40 credits, where 20 were earned within the previous 10 years up until you become disabled. Some younger workers may be able to qualify with fewer credits. This can be done with either full-time employment or self-employment income. 

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