Social Security Disability Law

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

                         Survivor's 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