Facing a disability, whether mental or physical, can be difficult for any Los Angeles resident. For those who are dealing with a mental disability, the issue may have developed over a period of years into an issue that is so serious that the individual is unable to work any longer. Counseling sessions and medication might help, but sometimes these individuals simply cannot overcome the symptoms of their mental illness and participate in the workforce.
For those who are dealing with a physical disability, the issue may have arisen from either an illness or injury. Although some illnesses develop slowly over time, some, when diagnosed, are a complete shock. Either way, the illness can still be serious enough to immediately impact a person's ability to work. For those who become disabled due to an injury, the sudden onset of the health issue can be scary and devastating to a person's financial resources. For all of these people who are facing a disability, it may be possible to apply for Social Security disability benefits.
However, qualifying for SSD benefits can be difficult. Many initial applications for SSD benefits are rejected. A denied claim can result in the need to go through the appeals process, all the while leaving the applicants unable to receive the benefits they may need.
That is why it is so important to have the right help and information when applying for Social Security disability benefits. At our law firm, we attempt to provide our clients with that help. For more information, please visit the Social Security disability section of our law firm's website.