Helping Workers Recover The Social Security Disability Benefits They Have Earned
Many individuals who turn in years of hard work are unable to complete their careers as a result of disabling physical or psychological conditions. Social Security Disability provides a government-funded safety net for adults who are unable to work to age 65.
Social Security Disability benefits are available to people whose physical or mental condition meets the definition of disability used by the Social Security Administration: “An individual must have a severe impairment that has either lasted or can be expected to last for a minimum of one year.” This impairment must be severe enough to prevent the person from engaging in what is referred to as substantial gainful activity (SGA).
We work with clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay an attorney fee if we recover benefits for you. For our clients’ protection, the Social Security Administration must approve any fee that is charged.
We Know How To Fight Denied Claims
The majority of applicants for Social Security Disability benefits have their initial claims denied. It is important to remain persistent in the face of this denial. When appealing a denied claim, it helps to have an experienced Social Security Disability benefits lawyer advocating on your behalf. At Hanna Leung, Professional Law Corporation, we help hardworking residents of San Francisco and across the Bay Area receive the benefits they have earned.
As with workers’ compensation claims, you are not required to hire an attorney to fight a denied claim, but a knowledgeable attorney will help you present a more effective argument in support of your claim. We have helped hundreds of injured workers in California successfully recover disability benefits after an initial claim was denied.
It takes up to six months for an initial claim to be processed. Appealing a denied claim all the way through an administrative law judge hearing may require another year or more. Clearly, having an attorney in your corner who can help expedite the process is a significant benefit.
Take Steps To Recover Your Benefits Today
Recovering Social Security Disability benefits is a time-consuming process with a number of steps. Attorney Hanna Leung and her staff can assist you regardless of which stage of your case you are at. Call 800-373-7320 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.