SSD y SSDI en Español
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Receive government disability benefits with help from lawyers in Sacramento and Oakland
Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are government benefit programs. If you are disabled now or were disabled previously, you may qualify for one or both of these programs. At David Allen & Associates, our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys help people achieve eligibility for SSD and SSI in Sacramento, Oakland and beyond.
Social Security Disability
When you are disabled and unable to work for a year or more, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. To qualify for SSD, you must have:
- A recent history of work in which SSD tax was taken out of your paycheck
- A medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability
Even if you expect to be working again within a year, you should apply for SSD as soon as it appears your disability will last for more than six months. Often a disability lasts longer than you expect, and claims move slowly through the Social Security Administration.
Supplemental Security Income
If you are disabled but do not meet the work history requirements for SSD, you may be able to collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you are under 65 and not blind, you must:
- Meet the SSA definition of disability
- Have limited income and resources
You can fill out the Adult Disability Report online in English. The SSI application must be completed over the phone or in person at a Social Security office.
What happens when your disability claim is denied
If your initial claim for SSD or SSI benefits is denied, there are four steps we can take:
- Reconsideration — You can file for this yourself, or our attorneys can help you provide additional evidence in support of your claim.
- Hearing — Many cases are successfully resolved at the hearing, but few are resolved without the assistance of a skilled disability lawyer.
- Appeal — If we are unable to resolve your claim at the hearing, we request a review of your case by the SSA Appeals Council.
- Federal lawsuit — If your appeal was denied, our lawyers assess your situation and advise you about the likelihood of prevailing in a federal lawsuit.
The Social Security Administration has a webpage with answers to frequently asked questions in Spanish.
Work with motivated lawyers who understand the Social Security Administration
Contact David Allen & Associates online or call us at 1-877-876-4800 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
You do not pay attorney's fees unless we successfully help you collect disability benefits.