Arcadia, CA Social Security Attorneys | Arcadia, CA Social Security Lawyers | Los Angeles County, California Social Security SSI SSDI Law Firms

Social Security lawyers in Arcadia, California Can Help

Does your disability prevent you from working? Social security may be the solution. If you have been turned down for social security benefits, or if you have yet to apply, an experienced Arcadia social security attorney can increase your odds of qualifying. Give yourself the best chance of qualifying for social security disability benefits by working with an experienced Arcadia social security attorney today. Fill out the form on the left today.

The SSI and SSDI system: a real safety net

The statistics are not favorable for initial applicants. About 65% or more initial applicants are denied annually. The application and appeal process can sometimes be difficult to navigate through. For example, you will need to understand the best method of presenting proof of your disability. An experienced Arcadia social security lawyer can really help with that process. Successful claimants receive critical monthly payments from the federal government. SSI recipients can receive a monthly payment, food stamps, and potentially Medicaid to cover health care costs. SSDI recipients receive monthly payments based on the amount they paid into the system, among other factors. Also, SSDI recipients sometimes qualify for Medicare.

How do I pay a qualified Arcadia Social Security lawyer? I don’t have any money!

Although attorneys can be expensive, a social security attorney is affordable, even for someone who does not have a job. Most all Social Security lawyers work on a contingency basis: which means they only get paid if you win your case. In fact, the federal government actually caps the amount that a social security attorney can charge. First, they are generally limited to a maximum of 25% of the back pay owed to you (as opposed to future payments). That means that if you are owed $10,000 in payments from the months prior to your decision, the attorney can only make $2,500. Second, a social security lawyer cannot make more than $6,000 from your case, total. By filling out the questionnaire on the left, an experienced Arcadia Social Security attorney will contact you.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

The Social Security system was created in part, to provide disability payments to our most vulnerable citizens: those who cannot work due to an injury. The injury must keep you from working for at least a year or more. Under the system, there are two types of disability programs: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Both are explained below.

SSDI: The Federal Program for Those With a Work History – Connect with a Knowledgeable Arcadia Disability Insurance Attorney Immediately

SSDI is a federal insurance program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the social security system.  To qualify, you must be disabled and have a work history of paying social security taxes. Thus, not everyone can qualify. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an SSDI attorney to learn if you may qualify.

SSI: You may qualify - Reach a qualified Arcadia Disability Attorney

SSI is paid out like welfare, meaning you cannot earn over a certain amount of money to qualify. In addition, you need to be disabled and unable to work. SSI pays out a smaller amount of money than SSDI, but unlike SSDI, you are not required to have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for payments. In addition, SSI recipients qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Arcadia SSI lawyer, fill out the questionnaire on the left.

How does the application and appeal process work? - Arcadia Disability Appeals attorney

Applicants can begin the process in multiple ways: online, over the phone, and in person. The government takes around four to six months to review your case. If you have been denied, you can appeal your case. At appeal, you will have to prove that your condition qualifies as a disability. If you do not feel comfortable appearing on your own behalf, an attorney may present your case for you.

The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability:


Herniated Disc
Mental Retardation
Cystic Fibrosis
Chronic venous insufficiency
Hereditary telangiectasia

Non-mosaic Down syndrome
Cancer in the Urinary Bladder
Sjogren’s syndrome
Anterior poliomyelitis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Thyroid gland disorders
Weight loss due to any digestive disorder


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
104 N Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, California 91106
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospitals

West Covina Medical Clinic
11028 Lower Azusa Road
El Monte, California 91731
(626) 454-1792
Lower Azusa Medical Clinic PC
10410 Lower Azusa Road
El Monte, California 91731
(626) 350-6200
Aurora Medical Corporation
11245 Lower Azusa Road
El Monte, California 91731
(626) 579-9541



Methodist Hospital of Southern California
300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, California 91007
(626) 898-8000
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010
(626) 256-4673
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
1011 Baldwin Park Boulevard
Baldwin Park, California 91706
(626) 851-6386
 San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
438 West Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, California 91776
(626) 289-5454
BHC Alhambra Hospital
4619 North Rosemead Boulevard
Rosemead, California 91770
(626) 286-1191
AHMC Greater El Monte Community Hospital LP
1701 Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte, California 91733
(626) 579-7777


Arcadia social security attorneys serve clients throughout Southern California, including Altadena, Arcadia, Avocado Heights, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Burbank, Covina, East Los Angeles, El Monte, Flintridge, Glendale, Glendora, La Canada, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Montebello, Pasadena, Pomoma, San Fernando, San Gabriel, South Gate, South Whittier, Walnut, West Covina, Whittier, and other communities in Los Angeles County.

Social Security Disability Attorneys by State & City l SSI & SSDI Attorneys by State & City | Find a Social Security Disability Lawyer Online