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At the Coachella Valley Disability & Injury Law Office, we will work hard to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for you! Our firm has helped thousands of people receive Social Security Disability money.

We are disability lawyers and professionals who understand and make sense of the confusing process of getting disability money for our clients! As such, we will help you apply for disability money and can appeal any denial for disability money.

Many of our clients come to us after they have been denied disability money. But you don’t have to wait until you are denied to see us! We help lots of clients submit their initial applications for disability. We’ll do almost all of the work for you!

And best of all, we don’t charge an up-front fee to help you! But the process is so confusing, right? How does it all work and how can we help you?

The Initial Application

The first step is to file your “initial application.” At the Coachella Valley Disability & Injury Law Office, we help you from the very start by filling out and submitting your initial application. Our knowledgeable staff will fill out every form you need to apply for disability.

Disability applications are often denied because the initial application wasn’t filled out properly. But we’ll make sure that your forms are done correctly the first time. We can often tell you up-front whether you qualify for disability money.

If you’re too disabled to visit our office, we can easily meet with you by phone and ensure that your application gets done. We’ll submit your entire application to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for you. We eliminate all the stress in applying for disability money. We’ll even make sure that you properly apply to the SSA for the two types of disability programs allowed under Federal Law.

We at the Coachella Valley Disability & Injury Law Office have helped people complete thousands of disability forms. We make sure everything gets done right the first time! And we don’t charge an up-front fee to file your initial application!

Disability Appeals:

If you’ve been denied disability money, you can appeal your case to a judge. But winning your case on an appeal is a very difficult and complex process. There are thousands of laws, regulations, and procedures that govern the process.

Many of our clients come to us after they submit an initial application on their own and are denied disability money. We will appeal your case to a judge and represent you at the appeal hearing, making sure that everything about your disability is brought the attention of the judge.

We’ll use our knowledge of the laws and regulations to convince the judge to grant you disability money. We win a large majority of our appeal cases, so let us handle your appeal! And we don’t charge an up-front fee to handle your appeal!

What are the actual programs that provide disability money? There are two different programs established under Federal Law that allow you to obtain disability money:

Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”):

SSDI money is available to disabled adults who have worked and paid Social Security taxes in the past. It also pays money to certain family members if you are recognized as disabled and you are insured.

Being “insured” means that you worked long enough – and recently enough – and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings. SSDI pays monthly benefits (money) to people who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or health impairment.

Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”):

The SSI program pays money to adults and children who meet certain requirements for a qualifying disability and have limited income and resources.

The main difference between SSDI and SSI is that SSDI is available to workers who have collected a sufficient number of work credits over the years to be considered “insured” for the program.

SSI disability money is available to low-income individuals who have either never worked or who haven’t earned enough work credits to qualify for SSDI. While these two programs are different, the medical requirements are the same.

The Coachella Valley Disability & Injury Law Office will seek money under both programs for you.

We do not charge an up-front fee to represent you through the disability application process! In fact, we will never ask you to pay us anything out-of-your pocket!

We only recover a fee if we recover disability money for you, and only at the end of your case. If we do not obtain disability money for you, you don’t pay us anything! It’s a fairly risk-free process

You can. But the hard reality is that the process is very complex. The reason for this is there is a vast body of laws and regulations that govern the qualification and payment of disability money.

Because the Federal Government recognizes that the application process is very complex, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has set up an “appeals” process so applicants who who have been denied disability money can appeal their case to a judge.

As a result, there are thousands of cases a year that get denied by the SSA ‒ only to be reversed by a judge who will later award disability money to the applicant.

Also, the judge will often award “retroactive” money, meaning “back” money, that the SSA should have paid you after your initial application was filed.

The value of having the kind of legal representation offered by the Coachella Valley Disability & Injury Law Office is that you can rely on us to get your disability money without unnecessary delay.

Again, there’s really no risk in hiring us to get your disability money since we don’t charge you any up-front fees to handle your application or appeal! And, we don’t get a fee if we don’t get your money!