Social Security Disability Law

                         Survivor's Benefits

Applying for SSI or SSDI

Preparation for Disability Hearing in Front of  Administrative Law Judge

Compassionate Allowances


Immigration issues combined with                    Social Security Issues

Specific Impairments/Diseases

Appealing a Denial of Disability Benefits

Winning a Case for Someone Over 55

Sequential Evaluation

  • Step One – Are you working (engaging in substantial gainful activity)?

    • Earnings Record

  • Step Two – Do you have a severe impairment?

  • Step Three – Do you have an impairment that meets the Listings?

    • Listing 12.05 – Intellectual Disability

  • Step Four – Can you per form past relevant work?

  • Step Five – Is there other work that you can perform?

    • Level of education and ability to do other work

Our firm takes cases at all levels of review.  These levels include:

  • Initial applications

  • Requests for Reconsideration

  • Hearings in front of an Administrative Law Judge

  • Appeals to the Appeals Council

  • Appeals to the U.S. District Court

  • Appeals to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Below is more detailed information on selected topics of interest

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