Social Security Lawyers in Madera, California | Madera, CA Social Security Attorneys | Madera County, California SSI SSDI Law Firms

Madera, California Social Security Lawyers are Ready to HelpFill out the form on this site and an expert attorney in Madera County will take care of the rest.

Has an injury kept you out of work? You may need the assistance of an experienced Madera social security disability lawyer to receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Madera Social Security law firms have experience lawyers experienced in working with the Social Security Administration that could increase the likelihood you will receive the benefits you need. After you have filled out the form on this site, an experienced Madera Social Security lawyer will contact you to discuss your disability and the likelihood that you will be able to obtain Social Security benefits. By speaking with the attorney, you are under no obligation whatsoever and the initial consultation is free.

How Important is it to Win your SSI or SSDI Claim

Of the thousands of Social Security applications processed each year, the vast majority of applicants are denied benefits: generally, between 65% and 70%. Presenting proof of your disability is an important step toward qualifying for Social Security benefits. An experienced Madera Social Security attorney can help you make the most persuasive case to the Social Security review board. Your chance of success is likely to increase with this assistance. 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 can I afford a Madera, 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. A Social Security attorney is legally not allowed to charge more than 25% of the back pay/past due benefits awarded to you, up to a maximum of $6,000. Moreover, you are protected because the government must approve the attorney’s fee before you are required to pay your lawyer for his services. All you have to do to contact a Madera Social Security lawyer is fill out the questionnaire on this site.

Understanding the SSI and SSDI Programs

There are two separate Social Security programs that provide disability payments to injured Americans: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, respectively). In order to earn disability payments under either program, you must suffer from an injury that (1) prevents you from working for a year or more, or (2) results in death. In general, short-term injuries are not covered by the social security system.

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

SSDI - Contact a Skilled Madera, CA Disability Insurance Lawyer As Soon As Possible

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 Madera SSDI lawyer and learn about whether you qualify for Social Security.

Supplemental Security Income: Your Final Safety NetCalifornia disability lawyers are quite affordable than you think.

SSI, unlike SSDI, is a welfare-based program that pays a benefit to those with disabilities, regardless of their work history. In order to qualify for SSI, claimants must make less than a minimum threshold of income (a very small amount). Those who qualify may also be eligible for food stamps, and Medicaid. Learn more now and contact an experienced Madera SSI lawyer.

How do I Apply for Social Security and What Can I Expect? - Madera, CA Social Security Disability Application and 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. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you have the right to appeal the decision. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or you can hire a Madera Social Security lawyer can represent you.

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


Parkinsonian syndrome
Spinal cord or nerve root lesions
Recurrent Arrhythmias
Congenital Heart Disease
Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Organic Mental Disorders
Peripheral arterial disease
Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
Diabetes mellitus


Local SSA Office in Madera, CA

Social Security Office
348 E Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93638
(877) 405-1453


Low Cost Hospitals in and near Madera, California

Chowchilla Community Health Center
401 Trinity Avenue
Chowchilla, California 93610
(559) 665-1400

DMC Family Care Health Center
344 E 6th Street
Madera, California 93638
(559) 664-4000
49169 Road 426
Oakhurst, California 93644
(559) 664-4000

DMC Women's Care Health Center
201 S B Street
Madera, California 93638
(559) 664-4000


Pharmacies in and near Madera, CA

Madera Medical Pharamcy
402 S Madera Avenue
Madera, California 93637
(559) 674-8553

CVS Pharmacy
1109 Country Club Drive
Madera, California 93638
(559) 673-0003
Yosemite Drug
136 E Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93638
(559) 674-8583

Pill Box Pharmacy
1108 N Lake Street
Madera, California 93638
(559) 674-1625



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Madera social security attorneys serve clients throughout Central California, including Acampo, August, Collierville, Country Club, Dogtown, Escalon, Farmington, French Camp, Garden Acres, Kennedy, Lincoln, Village, Linden, Lockeford, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Morada, Mountain House, Peters, Ripon, Stockton, Taft Mosswood, Terminous, Thornton, Tracy, Victor, Waterloo, Woodbridge and other communities in Madera County.

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