Social Security Disability Lawyers in San Diego Helping You Receive the Benefits You Deserve
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides government benefits to those who cannot work because of a disability or impairment. Applying for these disability benefits is never easy, as the process can be long and complex, with even some of the most deserving applicants being initially denied. It is advisable to consult with an experience Social Security disability attorney to draft a successful application. But even those who received a denial letter from the SSA should not consider themselves without hope, as a lawyer with experience in these practice areas may be able to provide legal guidance throughout the disability claim appeals process.
The attorneys and legal associates of Roeschke Law, LLC have years of experience providing legal services to clients with disabilities. Our law firm serves clients across Southern California, including Los Angeles, Irvine, Pasadena, Long Beach, Anaheim, San Bernadino, and San Diego.
To speak with a member of our legal team, please call our law offices to schedule a free case evaluation.
What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?
A person living with a disability and unable to secure gainful employment may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These two government programs have a different set of requirements and pay out a different amount each month.
Supplemental Security Income is available to those with disabilities if they are of low income and have estates with limited assets. SSI benefits may not provide as much financial aid as SSDI benefits do but they can still be very helpful to those in need.
Social Security Disability Insurance is for disabled workers who have earned the adequate number of work credits for the SSA guidelines. The disability you have suffered must render you unable to work and unable to find new forms of employment.
For help determining eligibility, please speak to our disability lawyers.
What Disabilities May Qualify You for Government Benefits from the Social Security Administration?
Is seems unfair that the SSA can determine what is or isn’t a disabling condition, but for the purposes of receiving Social Security benefits these determinations must be made by a claim examiner. Not every disability qualifies for government benefits and even those which do qualify still need to be proven.
Qualifying disabilities and impairments may include (but are not limited to):
- Aorta aneurysm.
- Breast cancer.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Chronic heart failure and congenital heart disease.
- Chronic liver disease.
- Crohn’s disease.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Liver transplant.
- Lung cancer.
- Prostate cancer.
- Reconstructive joint replacement and severe joint dysfunction.
- Recurring seizures.
- Respiratory failure.
- Severe asthma.
- Sickle cell disease.
- Spine and neck disorders.
- Symptomatic AIDS and HIV.
- Thyroid diseases.
- And severe mental disabilities including autism, bipolar disorder, major depression, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia.
If your disability is not among those listed here, that does not mean you are not eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits. And, similarly, even if your medical condition is listed here, that does not mean that your application process will be simple and straightforward. To better understand your eligibility based on your condition, contact an experienced disability attorney.
Which Family Members Benefit from Your SSDI Benefits?
Certain close family members may be able to get the same SSDI benefits if you are determined to be eligible.
SSDI government benefits may be supplied to the following family members:
- Your child if they are unmarried and under age 18.
- Your unmarried child with a disability, regardless of their age.
- Your spouse if they’re 62+ years of age.
- Your spouse if you two are caring for a disabled child.
- Your divorced spouse if they’re 62+ years of age and you two were married for a minimum of 10 years.
Is it Necessary to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in California?
There is no law stating that you need to hire professional legal representation. In fact, the SSA claims that the disability claim process is so easy that it can be done from the comfort of your home computer chair. However, what the SSA does not tell you is how many of those initial claims are denied, and that appeals are almost to be considered an accepted part of the process for many claimants.
To better ensure a successful claim, it is recommended that you work under the guidance of a lawyer who is experienced in the legal matters of disability law and Social Security.
The disability lawyers of Roeschke Law, LLC will be with you throughout the entire process, from the initial application and through the many stages of the appeals process if they are deemed necessary. If you are eligible for benefits that could make your life easier, then you deserve to receive those benefits, and we will make it our goal to see to it that you receive all that you deserve.
Contact Our Law Firm to Schedule a Free Consultation with a San Diego Disability Lawyer
Americans who are not able to work due to a mental or physical disability still need to be able to afford to put food on their table and a roof over their heads and government benefits from Social Security may be their best hope of maintaining a decent quality of life.
If you want to know more about how you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, please contact our law firm to speak with a knowledgeable legal representative. Our attorneys offer a no obligation free strategy session to all new clients who are looking to learn more about how they could receive disability benefits from government programs.
To schedule your free consultation, please call our law offices at: 800-975-1866.