Social Security Law
Disability can pose an insurmountable obstacle to earning a living. If you and/or a family member suffer from an injury or disease that prevents you from working, or is expected to prevent you from working for one year or longer, then you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a federal agency that administers retirement and disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to an impairment or combination of impairments. To be considered disabled, a person must ordinarily establish that he or she cannot perform his or her past work and also must establish an inability to perform other types of employment. To get Social Security Disability benefits, you must apply. How much a person receives as a benefit depends on his or her work history, resources, and other available income.
Discriminating people due to their disabilities is a violation of the state and federal laws. If you are disabled and unable to work, and have filed your social security disability and been turned down, you need to contact a social security attorney immediately. While the initial application is often handled at the local social security office, its denial results in a hearing before a social security administrative law judge. The hearing before an administrative law judge is often the only opportunity an individual has to fully present the situation that prevented him/her from working. Having an experienced attorney represent the individual helps in the compilation of records and in the presentation of evidence, thus increasing the likelihood of receiving social security disability benefits and/or supplemental security income. If you have been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or are simply considering whether you should apply, please contact us today.