The City of Long Beach, California, is the 7th most populated city in California. Long Beach residents love the area because of its year-round, beautiful weather. With low temperatures in the low 60s and highs in the mid-80s, tourists and residents can enjoy the outdoors nearly every day of the year. When Long Beach residents experience a disability, however, the consequences can be devastating. At Roeschke Law, LLC California, our law firm focuses on handling Long Beach Social Security Disability Insurance claims.
Social Security Disability Insurance Lawyers in Long Beach, California
As with many California cities, Long Beach has a higher-than-average cost of living. Trying to pay for medical bills, a mortgage or rent, and other necessary expenses can become difficult while recovering from an injury. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits provide needed support to Long Beach residents who cannot work due to a medical condition, injury, or disability.
Our experienced attorneys help clients with all of the following:
- Long Beach Social Security Disability Insurance Claims
- Disability Claims for Long Beach Residents Age 50 and Older
- Applying for Disability Benefits in Long Beach
- Attending Disability Hearings in Long Beach
- Appealing an SSI and SSI Claim Denial in Long Beach
Founding Attorney Kiel J. Roeschke focuses his law practice on helping disabled Long Beach clients secure the disability benefits they deserve. A graduate of New York Law School, Mr. Roeschke is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). Roeschke Law understands how difficult surviving in California with a disability can be. That’s why we focus our practice on helping clients with their disability claims. Our lawyers are extremely familiar with Social Security Disability Insurance claims. Our lawyers have successfully represented thousands of California SSDI claimants before the Social Security Administration.
Claiming SSDI at Age 50 and Older With a Disability in Long Beach
As the Long Beach population ages, residents are more likely to experience injuries or disabilities. The Social Security Administration uses different regulations for applicants who are age 50 or older. In many cases, the Social Security Administration does not expect Long Beach residents over the age of 50 to retain a new job after suffering an injury or illness that prevents them from working. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration denies many initial SSDI claims filed by those aged 50 or older.
Claim denials for applicants age 50 or older happen for several reasons. Often, an applicant does not meet all of the requirements for securing SSDI. Or, the applicant’s medical condition doesn’t qualify for disability benefits. Additionally, applicants’ claims must meet the Social Security Administration Medical-Vocational Guidelines, also called the Grid. Not all medical conditions qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. At Roeschke Law, LLC, our lawyers assist our Long Beach clients over age 50 in applying for SSDI. We know how to avoid common pitfalls in SSDI claims applications and represent our clients’ best interests throughout the entire process.
Long Beach Social Security Disability Hearing Lawyers
The Social Security Administration frequently denies applications for Social Security disability benefits. After a claim denial, the Social Security Administration sends a notice stating the reason they denied the claim. Individuals who receive notice of a claim denial should contact an experienced Long Beach SSDI lawyer as soon as possible. After a claim denial, claimants must respond within 60 days or lose their ability to appeal the decision.
Applicants who appeal a claim denial may be required to attend a disability hearing overseen by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). At Roeschke Law, our lawyers help clients appeal SSDI claim denials every day. Securing skilled legal representation for your disability hearing will significantly improve your claim. Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of what happens in disability hearings and how to best represent clients. We help our clients create effective opening statements. We also prepare our clients, so they feel as comfortable as possible when answering the Judge’s questions.
Our lawyers also ask our clients and any other witnesses important questions that shed light on their medical conditions. We help our clients provide the Administrative Law Judge with concrete examples of how their medical condition or disability negatively affects their ability to complete daily tasks. When clients receive notice that the Judge denied their claims, we can help them appeal to the Appeals court, and, if necessary, federal court.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Long Beach? Get the Help You Need Today
If you’re a Long Beach resident who has suffered an injury or you have a disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to disability benefits. Whether you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or appealing a claim denial, our law firm can help. Founding attorney Kiel Roeschke works incredibly hard for his clients. He keeps clients informed about the status of their case. Contact our Los Angeles disability law office today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help you.