Social Security Disability Benefits
Obtaining SSD Benefits in Oakland
Social Security Disability is a form of insurance that nearly every employee contributes to at some point in his or her life. If you have been injured and are unable to return to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. There are certain basic requirements you must meet to receive the benefits. First, you must meet the SSA definition of disability, meaning:
- You cannot perform the work that you did before;
- The SSA determines that you cannot adjust to other types of work because of your medical condition; and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or until the end of your life.
If you meet the definition of disability provided by the SSA, the second requirement states that you must have worked a certain length of time within a recent period. There are calculations done to determine if you have earned sufficient "work credits" to be entitled to the benefits. Most jobs pay into the Social Security system, and there are calculations that are made to determine if this requirement is met. An experienced attorney can help you to establish eligibility for SSD benefits and assist you in the application process.
Helping You Decide a Plan of Action
Disability Action Advocates specializes in helping individuals who are seeking SSD benefits and Supplemental Security Income. We have helped thousands of individuals from all walks of life to successfully apply and obtain their earned benefits. It is not always easy and we understand the frustration that you can go through in this process. The SSA denies over half of the claims that are submitted, and many people become discouraged by repeated denials. While
appealing the claim is an option, we can often save our clients time and energy by handling their claim from the beginning. We have many years of experience and knowledge that we are ready to put to work for you.