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Social Security Benefits Questions? Desert Hot Springs, California Social Security Attorneys Have Answers

Are you not able to work because of a disability? You may be eligible for help from the United States Social Security Administration. Social Security provides monthly payments to qualifying individuals. An experienced Desert Hot Springs social security attorney may significantly increase your chances of winning your Social Security disability claim. If you are afflicted by a disability that prevents you from working, it may be time to talk with a Social Security lawyer now. Contact an experienced Desert Hot Springs Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on this site.

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

If you are considering applying for Social Security benefits, the statistics are not favorable for initial applicants. About 65% or more initial applicants are denied benefits annually. In order to qualify for Social Security benefits, you are required to show proof of a disability. Experienced Desert Hot Springs Social Security attorneys understand how to present your evidence effectively to obtain the benefits you need. People with serious disabilities that prevent them from being able to gain employment may potentially face hunger and homelessness. A successful Social Security claim can provide a necessary safety net to some of the most vulnerable citizens. Successful claimants receive monthly payments from the federal government to cover critical expenses. Many claimants also qualify for medical services through Medicare and Medicaid programs.

How can I afford an Desert Hot Springs, CA Social Security Attorney When I Have No Income?

Contrary to the popular opinion of lawyers in American society, Social Security attorneys are generally very affordable. Most Social Security attorneys work on a “contingency” basis: meaning that they only get paid if your claim is successful. That means, in most cases, you have nothing to lose by working with a Social Security lawyer. The Social Security system oversees the amount a lawyer can charge for representing a client in a Social Security matter. Legal fees for Social Security cases are capped at 25% of the back pay awarded to you, up to a maximum of $6,000. All you have to do to contact an Desert Hot Springs Social Security lawyer is fill out the questionnaire on this website.

Educate Yourself: The difference between SSDI and SSI

Disability payments under SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are contingent upon you proving the existence of a disability. The disability must prevent you from working for a year or more. Disability payments are made monthly to those who qualify. The SSDI and SSI programs are related, but different.

1.    How is disability defined in Desert Hot Springs, 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 Desert Hot Springs, California a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Desert Hot Springs 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 Desert Hot Springs, 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.

Can I qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? Work with an Experienced Desert Hot Springs, California Disability Insurance Lawyer Immediately

If you have a work history of paying into Social Security, you may be eligible to receive SSDI payments. SSDI is a natural insurance program that pays those who are disabled and have a qualifying work history (the duration you are required to have worked to qualify depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. Learn more by contacting an experienced Desert Hot Springs SSDI lawyer and learn about whether you qualify for Social Security.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Experienced Desert Hot Springs Disability Lawyers 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 Desert Hot Springs Social Security SSI attorney today to learn more.

How Do the Social Security Application and Appeal Processes Work? - Desert Hot Springs, CA Disability Appeals Lawyers

You can apply online, in person, or over the phone for Social Security. You will be asked to fill out a series of questions that require you to substantiate your disability. Be ready to wait anywhere from three to six months for a decision on your application. If denied, you can appeal the Social Security Review Board’s decision. You may have an attorney represent you at the appeal.

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


Major Reconstructive Surgery of a Weight bearing joint
Aplastic anemias with bone marrow or stem cell transplation
Anxiety Disorders
Liver Damage
Autistic Disorder
Lung Infections
Cystic Fibrosis
Chronic heart failure
Heart Transplant
Hereditary telangiectasia
Common Blood Disorders
Impairment of Renal function
Traumatic Brain Injury


Local SSA Office of Desert Hot Springs, CA

Social Security Office
4201 E Ramon Road
Palm Springs, California 92264
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospitals near Desert Hot Springs, California

Blythe Health Clinic
321 W Hobsonway Suite C
Blythe, California 92225
(760) 922-4981

Arlanza Family Health Center
8856 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, California 92503
(760) 771-7532
Banning Family Care Center
3055 W Ramsey Street
Banning, California 92220
(951) 849-6794

Banning Community Health Center
1070 E Ramsey Street
Banning, California  92220
(909) 881-6146


Pharmacies in and near Desert Hot Springs, CA

Rite Aid
12900 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
(760) 251-3866

Desert Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy
1180 N Indian Canyon Drive, Suite E140
Palm Springs, California 92262
(760) 323-1001
Budget Pharmacy
611 S Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 12
Palm Springs, California 92264
(760) 325-2338

CVS Pharmacy
31575 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, California 92234
(760) 324-4239


Desert Hot Springs Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 71 74 80 88 96 104 108 107 102 91 79 69
Avg. Low (F) 45 48 52 57 64 71 78 78 72 62 52 44
Avg. Precipitation (in) 1.16 1.20 0.49 0.05 0.02 0.02 0.14 0.29 0.22 0.20 0.38 0.70




Desert Hot Springs social security disability attorneys  serve clients throughout Southeastern California, including Banning, Beaumont, Bloomington, Callmesa, Chino, Chino Hills, Coachella, Colton, Corona, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Los Serranos, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Pedley, Perris, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Ribidoux, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Yucaipa, areas in the vicinity of March Air Force Base, and other communities in Riverside County.

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