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Belmont, California Social Security Lawyers are Ready to Help

Has a disability affected your ability to work? The Social Security disability program was implemented to assist Americans unable to work due to a disability. Qualifying for Social Security can be complicated. It is, therefore, extremely beneficial to work with an experienced Belmont Social Security lawyer when you apply for Social Security or appeal a Social Security benefits determination. By filling out the questionnaire on the site, you can contact an experienced Belmont Social Security attorney with whom you can discuss your specific disability and situation. Don’t wait any longer; it is time to get the help you need.

Applying for SSI or SSDI Can Make a Difference in Your Life

Almost three quarters (75%) of initial applicants are denied Social Security benefits. You can dramatically increase your odds of winning your benefits claim, however, by working with an experienced Belmont Social Security attorney. This is because most Social Security lawyers have learned what criteria the review board is looking for through years of handling applications for benefits through the Social Security system. Being forced to live with a disability can make it practically impossible to function in society. If you are disabled and qualify for social security benefits, you will be entitled to monthly payments from the government. You may also qualify for medical coverage through Medicaid or Medicare, if your circumstances necessitate it. Social Security is an essential security blanket for those not able to work due to disability. The consequences of not qualifying can be severe.

I don’t have any money! How do I pay a skilled Belmont, CA Social Security lawyer?

You may be surprised to learn that hiring a Social Security attorney is quite affordable, even without a source of income. Generally, you do not pay a Social Security lawyer unless he or she is able to win your claim and get you benefits. This means they only get paid if you get paid. Don’t let another day go by without the help you need. Contact an experienced Belmont Social Security lawyer today. All you need to do is fill out the questionnaire on the webpage.

SSDI and SSI, which one is right for you?

SSI (Social Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) are two separate programs under the umbrella term “Social Security” that pay a benefit to claimants who are disabled. A qualifying disability for Social Security benefits usually must either prevent you from working for a year or more or result in death. While both the SSI and SSDI programs are federal disability programs, they are quite different from each other.

1.    How is disability defined in Belmont, California? - In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must meet the Social Security Administration's
        standard for disability.
        a.    The term disability is defined as being unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” [SGA] due to a of a physical or mental impairment which has lasted
                - or is expected to last - for a minimum of 12 months, or is expected to result in death.
2.    Is working in Belmont, California a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Belmont and the work meets the definition of
       substantial gainful activity, you are considered able to work and, therefore, you are not disabled and would not qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
       In 2012, if you earn more than $1010 per month (after taxes), you are probably not eligible for Social Security, unless there special circumstances exist.
3.    Do You Have a Severe Impairment? - In order to be considered severely impaired, you must have a medical problem that significantly limits your physical or
       mental ability to perform basic work activities. The impairment must be expected to last for 12 months or result in death.
4.    Does Your Medical Condition Match One of SSA’s Listed Impairments? - The Social Security Administration (SSA) has promulgated a list of medical conditions
        ["Listing of Impairments."] of such great severity that the SSA considers people who with the conditions disabled;
        1.    If your condition is not included in the SSA's Listing of Impairments, you have to ask yourself the following question in regard to obtaining Social Security
               Disability Benefits:
               1.  Am I able to do the same type of work I was able to do before the onset of the disability? - If the SSA determines that you are able to continue doing the same
                    work as you did before your medical condition you may have difficulty proving eligibility. The measure of how capable you are at doing your job after the
                   onset of your disability as opposed to before the onset of the disability is called the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). In determining your eligibility for
                   benefits, the SSA compares your current RFC with the physical and mental demands of your past jobs. If you are physically and mentally able to do a job that
                   you have held within the last fifteen years, then SSA considers you "not disabled." If you are not able to perform any of your past jobs,
                   then ask yourself:
5.    Despite Your Medical Condition, Can You Do Other Work? - If you are unable to perform work similar to what you have done in the past, then the SSA will
       determine whether you are able to perform other types of work rather than collect benefits.

Can Children in Belmont, California Qualify for Disability Benefits? Yes, but What is the Criteria?

Financially, needy children under age 18 who have serious medical conditions may be eligible for Children's SSI. A child is disabled for SSI if the child is not working and earning more than the SGA level and has a medical condition or combination of conditions that cause "marked and severe functional limitations." Medical evidence documenting the child's medical condition is essential.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Contact a Knowledgeable Belmont, California Disability Insurance Lawyer Now

SSDI is a federal benefit program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the Social Security system. In order to qualify, you must have a qualifying disability as well as a work history of paying Social Security taxes. Thus, not everyone qualifies for SSDI. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an experienced Belmont Social Security SSDI attorney to learn if you qualify.

The Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program – Belmont, CA Disability Lawyers Are Here to Help

Supplemental Security Income, called SSI for short, is available to people who suffer from a disability regardless of work history. SSI pays less in benefits than SSDI but unlike SSDI, you don’t need to have a work history in order to qualify. SSI beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicaid and Food Stamps and other state welfare programs. Contact an experienced Belmont Social Security SSI attorney today to learn more.

The Social Security Process from Application to Appeal - Belmont SSI and SSDI Disability Appeals Attorneys

You can begin the application process for Social Security benefits online, in person, or by phone. The process can take a while because the number of applications is generally very high. Usually, you have to wait anywhere between three and six months, maybe longer before you will receive a decision on your eligibility for Social Security. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits. Having an attorney to represent you in the appeal is very preferable. Contact a Belmont Social Security attorney today to discuss your appeal.

Below is a list of some of the illnesses and injuries that have qualified for a disability under Social Security:

Severe arthritis
Anxiety Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Depressive Syndrome
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Chronic heart failure
Hereditary telangiectasia
Muscular dystrophy
Benign brain tumors
Cancer of the Pancreas


Local SSA Office of Belmont, CA

Social Security Office
800 South Claremont Street
San Mateo, California 94402
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospitals near Belmont, California

39th Outpatient Clinics
222 W 39th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
(650) 573-2222
Mobile Health Clinic
225 37th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
(650) 573-2786
Edison Clinic
222 W 39th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
(650) 573-2358
Fair Oaks Clinic
2710 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, California 94063
(650) 363-4602


Pharmacies in and near Belmont, CA

Safeway Pharmacy
2100 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, California 94002
(650) 591-6918
900 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, California 94002
(650) 592-7224
Ted's Village Pharmacy
29 West 25th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
(650) 349-1373
CVS Pharmacy
987 East Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, California 94404
(650) 570-4631


Belmont, California Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 58 62 65 69 74 79 82 81 80 74 65 58
Avg. Low (F) 40 43 45 46 50 54 56 56 54 50 44 40
Avg. Precipitation (in) 4.02 4.09 3.13 1.16 0.47 0.10 0.00 0.05 0.16 1.06 2.37 3.84




Belmont social security attorneys serve clients throughout Western Central California, including Alameda, Berkeley, Campbell, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Mountain View, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Richmond, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Rafael, Santa Clara, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vallejo, areas in the vicinity of San Francisco International Airport, and other communities in San Mateo County.

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