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The Social Security Disability Process

Guidance from Our Phoenix Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are suffering from a disability and cannot return to work, you might benefit from Social Security disability insurance benefits. Typically, Social Security disability claims begin with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Field offices and state agencies examine your claim and determine your eligibility for benefits. Unfavorable determinations can be appealed before an administrative law judge.

During each stage of the Social Security disability process, our Phoenix Social Security disability attorneys can help you maximize your chance of receiving benefits. Contact our office today to see how we can have an impact on your case.

Social Security Administration and Disability Determination Services in Phoenix, AZ

You can apply for disability benefits in one of the following ways:

  • In person
  • Over the phone
  • Through mail
  • Online

When your application for Social Security is received by the field offices of the SSA, it will be evaluated for validity. The SSA field office verifies non-medical eligibility requirements, including age, employment, marital status, and coverage information.

Your application is then sent to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) to be scrutinized for eligibility within the program. The DDS will ask for evidence from the claimant's medical sources and it may arrange a consultative examination to obtain information.

Appealing an Unfavorable Decision

If your case has been found to meet the requirements for disability benefits, SSA then computes the allowable amount and offers you benefits. In the case that you are not found eligible for disability, you have 60 days to appeal the decision. If you need legal assistance filing for Social Security or appealing a denial, we encourage you to contact one of our offices in Prescott, Flagstaff, or Phoenix in order to speak with our firm at once.

Experienced Representation from Fendon Law Firm, P.C.

With more than 50 years of combined experience, we offer the tools and resources to help you successfully complete your claim. Our team of lawyers can provide the family-style service and compassionate counsel that you require during this stressful time. Contact us today for representation during the Social Security disability process!