Applying for Benefits?
If you are unable to work due to physical or mental disability you may qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through the Social Security Administration’s disability programs. If you have applied or are considering applying, or have been denied and wish to appeal, you can contact The Hawkins Center at 510-232-6611 or by email to discuss your disability claim. We represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at all stages of the claims process.
What Is Disability?
Social Security’s rules and regulations are detailed and complicated. Proving that you are disabled requires medical evidence of your disabling condition(s) and information about how your disability affects your ability to work. To be considered “disabled” by Social Security, you must:
- Not be able to do the work that you’ve done before;
- Not be able to perform or adjust to other work because of your disabling condition(s); and
- Have physical or mental health conditions that have been or are expected to be disabling for at least one year or are expected to result in death.