Oakland Social Security Disability Attorney
Get the help you need to seek disability benefits.
For more than 17 years, our team at Disability Action Advocates has successfully obtained disability benefits for thousands of clients who have physical or mental disabilities that make it impossible for them to function at work. Our team of trained specialists is prepared to help you resolve this critical issue and we will guide you through the entire process, providing knowledgeable advice and strong representation every step of the way.
Our firm, Disability Action Advocates, is AV rated by the top peer review rating service. This means that we have been deemed preeminent in Social Security law by fellow attorneys in our field. We offer a free initial case evaluation to assess your situation and to answer your questions about your eligibility for benefits. We charge no upfront fees and we are only paid when we are successful with your verdict or settlement. Whether you have already filed a claim and have been denied, or if you need to file a claim for the first time, we urge you to contact an educated lawyer from our firm before you proceed. You have paid into the system for years through your payroll taxes, and you have a right to pursue benefits if you are disabled.
Proper Legal Representation Makes a Difference
Do you need to get help from a Social Security Disability program? You must keep in mind that 60% of those who apply are denied
Social Security Disability benefits, and it is not recommended that you attempt it on your own. It is very likely that your claim will be denied or delayed. California's approval rate for disability benefits is about the same as the national average, and only 31% of disability applicants are approved to receive benefits after filing for the first time.
Whether you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income,
SSI benefits, or other type of benefits, our team will carefully manage the
Social Security Disability process, including the
application process, and move the process forward for you. Due to the high percentage of
denial rates it is not uncommon for many of our clients to have already been denied the benefits that they deserve. If this is true of your situation, we can represent you at
appeals and hearings. Statistics show that 11.7% of previously denied cases are approved at the reconsideration level, which is the first level of appeal in California. The second level of appeal, the disability hearing level, has a 50.9% approval rate for receiving benefits. During our years of experience handling these claims, we have learned that it is far better to complete the application right the first time because the average wait time for an ALJ hearing in California is 329 days. We strive to help every client complete their applications correctly, so do not hesitate to call an Oakland Social Security disability lawyer at our firm.
Social Security Disability Insurance is a program run by the federal government, but the state of California conducts their program in a slightly different way. The federal government gives a monthly benefit to all those who qualify for SSI, but the state of California also adds an additional supplemental income which affects the amount of SSI you receive. We believe it is important for you to understand your rights under the law, and we will devote personal time and attention to help you make the best decisions for your future.
Problems with receiving benefits?
We can also assist with problems addressing the issue of cost of living adjustment, and discuss your rights regarding
working while disabled. We are very familiar with every part of the process including how to
request job history summary, how to turn around cases of
denied SSD benefits through
appealing the claim, representing you and fighting for your interests at a
disability hearing, and all other matters involving benefits and the
Social Security Administration. You have a right to
Social Security Disability Insurance, and have paid into the system, probably for your entire working life. When you face
long term disability, you deserve access to the benefits and other services you paid for through your payroll taxes. Our legal team also assists with any matter involving
veterans disability. We will give you the true facts about your right to benefits and help you avoid
SSD and SSI myths. We also provide legal services and representation for
Disability for children.
Protecting Your Right to the Benefits You Deserve
If you are ill, injured, or suffering from another disability that makes it impossible for you to work, these programs are available to you. Unfortunately, as with many government programs, the paperwork and documentation needed for success is extensive and must include all of the elements that will result in an approved claim. We know the process, and we are committed to advocating for your rights. We invite you to contact our firm at once for the personal legal help you need to navigate this process.