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The goal of the Law Office of Gaylord & Nantais is to help disabled people in California get the benefits they deserve. If you or a loved one can’t work because of a health problem, you may be worried about a number of things: I don’t know how I’ll be able to take care of myself and my family. Where can I get the help I need with my health? Do I have a chance of getting disability benefits?

Our skilled disability lawyers will help you with your worries by giving you good advice and caring attention. When you do business with us, you can be sure that we will fight for the benefits you need and deserve.

When you work with The Law Offices of Gaylord & Nantais, you’ll be working with a firm that puts communication with and the satisfaction of clients first. We’ll explain each step of the process in a way that’s easy to understand. Here’s what you can expect after you call us:

  1. You will be put in touch with a member of our expert staff who will ask you a few basic questions about your case and set up an official consultation with you.
  2. During a free consultation, you and our best disability lawyer will talk about every detail of your case.
  3. After your consultation, if we can take your case, we will set up a series of meetings to gather papers and proof to back up your claim.
  4. After we send in your application, you will have to wait while the SSA looks over your case. We will get in touch with you as soon as your claim moves forward, but you can call us with any questions you may have at any time.
  5. We will let you know what the Social Security Administration says about your case as soon as they tell us. If your claim is approved, it could take up to two months for your first check to arrive.

To apply for Social Security disability benefits, you must submit an application in person, by mail, online, or at a local SSA field office. The application is lengthy and includes a series of questions regarding your medical condition, employment history, and financial situation. In addition, medical evidence supporting your claim must be included in the application.

While appealing a disability claim may be a time-consuming and difficult process, having legal assistance enhances your chances of getting your claim granted. We at Disability Advocates Group are committed to assisting you in obtaining critical financial resources.

Social Security Disability Qualification

If you have a disability and can’t do the work, you did before or can’t do other work because of your health, and if your disability has lasted or is expected to last at least a year or cause your death, you may be eligible for SSD benefits.

You may be eligible for SSD benefits if you are blind or deaf, have trouble breathing, have cancer, have chronic heart disease, have severe psoriasis on your hands and feet, are HIV positive, have a problem with your immune system, have a mental illness, have multiple sclerosis, or have another severe medical condition.

Our Social Security Disability lawyers in California can help you find out if you may be eligible for benefits by answering your questions.

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What are the different types of disability benefits?

You must have paid into the Social Security system via income tax deductions to be eligible. You must also have a sufficient number of labour credits. The more job credits you require as you become older, in general. However, regardless of your financial means, you may be eligible for disability compensation under this programme.

This programme, as the name indicates, offers supplementary income to persons who are handicapped, blind, or over the age of 65. There is no requirement to have paid into the Social Security system, unlike SSDI. You must fulfil the financial conditions in order to get these advantages. These benefits, however, are “means tested,” meaning you must have restricted financial resources to qualify.

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No. The amount of SSI varies from state to state. Each state determines if it will supplement the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) provided by Social Security. The state of California provides a State Supplemental Payment (SSP). These amounts may be adjusted annually to account for cost of living changes.

This is the amount that a state may add to the national Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). California’s State Supplemental Payment is $199.21. Combined with the Federal Benefit Rate of $841, this allows an individual a total benefit of $1,040.21. The FBR for a couple is $1,261, while the SSP for a couple is $504.64. The maximum benefit for a couple is $1,765.64. Some states that provide a State Supplement Payment, including California, have arranged with Social Security to combine their supplemental payments with the federal payment. There are other states that provide State Supplemental Payments and manage their own programs. These states may require an additional application.

Yes. In California, people who qualify for SSI also get Medi-Cal health coverage. They may also qualify for CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps).

Yes. If you’re eligible for SSI, you’ll automatically get Medi-Cal— the federal Medicaid health coverage program in California.

To be eligible for SSI, you must show that you have a disability that prevents you from working. Social Security requires that:

  • You must be able to show medical reports that confirm that you have a severe physical or mental disability.
  • The disability must be life-threatening or have lasted or be expected to last at least a year.
  • The disability must prevent you from doing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) for at least a year.

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