The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the government agency responsible for overseeing all aspects of public disability claims. This includes eligibility criteria when seeking disability benefits, medical records to demonstrate a person has a disabling condition or any other detail. If you are considering applying for disability benefits, experienced disability lawyers in Los Angeles can help with the process.
Our experienced and dedicated lawyers at Khattar Law, PC have decades of experience helping our clients successfully navigate the often complex and often overwhelming process of applying for disability benefits through the SSA.
Americans who cannot work due to a disability may be eligible for two types of public disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Though these programs share some similarities, there are some key differences between them.
You can apply for SSDI or SSI benefits by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA). This can be done either online, by phone, or by visiting a local SSA office. It’s important to note that the application process can be complex and often requires medical documentation to support your disability claim. To ensure your application is accurate, you may want to consider hiring a disability lawyer to assist with the process.
Having a professional with experience helping disabled individuals obtain appropriate disability benefits can make the process much smoother. Los Angeles Disability Lawyers can provide comprehensive information about SSDI and SSI before applying.
Here are a few reasons why their services may be necessary.
Showing the appropriate medical documents to show that your condition is causing disability can play an important role in a successful claim. An attorney can help you gather the necessary documents, such as medical reports, accident reports, and more. It is often important to ensure you provide the SSA with ample documentation of your condition and how it impacts you. Insufficient evidence showing you have a disability is among the common reasons why the SSA rejects disability applications.
Along with the challenges people with a disability face, they or their families may have trouble ensuring all important medical evidence is collected or even what they should submit in their application. It’s also not uncommon for healthcare providers to inadvertently overlook filling out critical information on forms. They may not have a deep knowledge of social security disability law and what their patients require when they are seeking disability benefits.
In some cases, you may be asked to appear before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to answer questions. A lawyer can help you prepare for these types of hearings and prepare for the type of questions an ALJ may ask you. Some of these questions may include details about your symptoms, work history, and treatments.
Disability benefits are available for many different types of diseases and conditions. The SSA provides a comprehensive list of disabling conditions and criteria to receive benefits. Some examples of these conditions include:
With over 30 years of experience, Jason Khattar has a proven track record of successfully advocating for his clients to receive disability benefits.
At Khattar Law, PC., our skilled and dedicated attorneys can provide you with comprehensive information about the application process and help guide you through the complexities of the system. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.