Unless you were born with a disabling condition, no one ever expects to acquire a disability later in life. Nonetheless, many Americans become disabled due to a serious injury or illness. This can put an individual in quite a predicament because they are no longer able to live life as they once did. Additionally, they are unable to return to work, which can present many financial challenges.
Social Security disability programs were designed to provide benefits to individuals unable to replace lost income or cover the basic costs of living due to a disabling injury or illness. The SSA has a definition of what it deems a disability, and, if an individual meets the requirements, they could qualify for SSD benefits. At the Disability Rights Law Center, we understand that the application process can be complex. Thus, our law firm is dedicated to helping individuals in Los Angeles successfully navigate this process.
In order to file an initial application, an applicant must be able to show that they suffer from a qualified disability. Our skilled legal team has years of experience helping clients collect the medical evidence and documentation that helps prove that they meet the SSA requirements.
Applicants should be aware that many initial applications are denied. This shouldn’t be discouraging, however, because applicants have the ability and right to appeal the decision. We have helped countless clients successfully complete the appeals process.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s Social Security disability benefits website. Being unable to work because of a disabling condition can make it very difficult to get through life. The process can be lengthy and many applicants have a waiting period; therefore, it is important to take action quickly after suffering a disabling injury or illness.