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Disability Law Offices of Tony Adderley

Winning Disability Benefits Can Take Time

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 1, 2014

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an earned benefit for those workers with physical or mental disabilities severe enough to keep them from working for at least twelve months. SSDI benefit recipients include disabled and blinded workers, their surviving children and spouses, and adults disabled since childhood or birth. Most people who have applied for SSDI benefits are already aware that the initial application is usually rejected. For many applicants in need of immediate benefits, the process is long and frustrating. In southern California, if you need to receive SSDI benefits – or if your application is pending – get help at once from an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

Even if your first application for SSDI payments is initially approved, approval could later be rescinded through the “Quality Control” review process. Most states offer applicants several opportunities to appeal a denial of benefits. If you are still deemed ineligible for benefits, have your attorney request a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). The next step, if an ALJ rejects your application for benefits, is an appeal to the Social Security Administration Appeals Council. If denied again, you can finally appeal to a U.S. District Court.

A good Social Security disability lawyer can help you at every stage in the process by lining up the medical evidence and expert witnesses who can show the Social Security Administration that you qualify for benefits. In many cases, applicants whose first application is rejected win benefits with their first appeal. In southern California, have your case handled and your options explained to you by an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney. If you qualify to receive SSDI benefits, if you can’t work, and if you aren’t yet receiving benefits, don’t wait another minute. Call an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney today.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.