Qualifying For SSDI In California: The Basics

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in California is not a simple process. In fact, not only are most initial SSDI applications denied the first time, but also the process is often too complicated for most people to handle on their own. Fortunately, we can help.

At The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson, our attorneys have decades of experience handling SSDI claims. Whether you have questions about qualifying for SSDI benefits or the application process in general, we can provide you with the legal guidance you need ― and help you obtain the benefits you deserve.

You Only Pay If We Get You Benefits
We handle all SSDI claims on contingency, meaning your attorney fees are based on a percentage of the benefits we obtain for you. While many other attorneys only take cases they know they will win, we often take cases that seem like long-shots to other law firms ― even if that means we are less likely to get paid. Quite simply, your right to compensation is important to us, so call our firm even if other lawyers have turned you down.

Putting Together A Case For You

1. Determining Whether You Have Qualifying Injuries: There are two main components to every SSDI case if you are in a qualifying job. First, it is essential to have a qualifying injury that is severe enough to qualify you for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has its own very specific definition for "disability," which is the requirement for receiving SSDI benefits.

We can look at your injuries and your job history to help you determine whether you should qualify for benefits.

2. Proving Your Injuries To The SSA: The other aspect of a successful case involves proving your injuries to the SSA. It is one thing to have injuries that should qualify you for benefits, but it is another thing entirely to establish proof of these injuries in a way that the SSA will accept. There is a very specific language involved in the initial applications and appeals. We can help educate you regarding what you will need from your doctors for proof of qualifying injuries.

Help Is Just A Phone Call Away

To discuss your SSDI case with an experienced lawyer, call 209-222-4089 or contact us online. These cases can be complex, so take the first step to protecting your rights and contact our Modesto office today.