Social Security Disability includes the following types of benefits:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) — Provides income to workers with a serious injury or illness that makes them unable to work before the Social Security Retirement age. Applicants must have an illness or injury that has or will keep them out of work for 12 months or longer and be actively seeking medical treatment.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — A needs-based program that provides income to individuals whose SSDI contributions are too low to qualify for those benefits and who meet the financial eligibility requirements. They must be disabled under the same rules that apply for SSDI.
- Disabled Widow or Widower - Provides income to widows or widowers (Age 50-60) based on their spouses earnings record.
- Disabled Adult Child - Provides income to disabled adult based on the earnings of a deceased or retired parent, if the disability arose before age 22.
It can be a difficult and complex process to obtain disability benefits, encompassing rules and regulations that require extensive knowledge of related medical and legal guidelines. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and increase your chances of successfully obtaining benefits.
Kathleen E. Holden, APC, offers strong representation for SSDI and SSI Disability claims. Based in San Diego, attorney Kathleen Holden handles cases for clients throughout San Diego County. Since 1999, she has helped thousands of claimants with spinal and other orthopedic injuries, psychiatric problems, neurological problems, rare diseases and a host of other conditions. She is dedicated to helping people obtain successful outcomes to their claims.
Denied Disability In San Diego, California?
About 60 percent of initial applications are denied. Denials happen for varied reasons, including inadequate documentation to prove a condition is disabling. Social Security Disability rules and guidelines change often, which is why it is vital to have skilled legal representation.
Attorney Holden will give you a questionnaire for your doctor to fill out and will assist in gathering medical records and physician's opinions. She will work diligently to prepare your case for hearings before administrative law judges, ensuring that records are prepared and complete. She is an experienced San Diego disability lawyer who often obtains reversals of denials for her clients.
Contact Kathleen E. Holden, APC, today at 619-234-3446 or by filling out the online form. She accepts cases on contingency, which means there are no legal fees unless you obtain benefits.