Many people in Modesto and the greater Bay Area may unexpectedly find themselves unable to work because of an illness or an injury. When this happens, it will be very important for these Californians to find other sources of income and support. One source of support is Social Security Disability benefits.

Our law office helps California residents in our area file for Social Security Disability benefits when they are eligible to do so.

Even when a person seems to have a good case for receiving these monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, it is often the case that his or her initial application gets denied. In such situations, we can assist with their pursuing a review hearing with an administrative law judge.

One of the most important steps in this process is for an applicant to pursue appropriate professional care for his or her condition and to follow all treatment recommendations. This is not only simply a good idea for one’s own health and well-being but also a good resource for obtaining documentation about the person’s medical condition.

After all, the Social Security Administration will rarely just take a person’s word for it that he or she is legally disabled. Instead, administrative law judges and officials with the Administration are going to expect to see medical records and other information which both document a person’s condition and explain how it prevents the person from returning to gainful employment.

It is therefore important for a person to choose a legal representative who has a solid understanding of both medical terminology and what sort of information can best explain the full extent of a person’s condition.