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Riverbank, California Social Security Lawyers are Ready to Help

Benefit yourself by consulting a lawyer in your area.

Has an injury kept you out of work? You may be entitled to monthly checks from the government while you are disabled. An experienced Riverbank Social Security lawyer can increase the chance that you will win your Social Security application. Qualifying individuals may be entitled to monthly payments as well as medical care and additional resources from your state government. Riverbank Social Security lawyers can guide you through the often-complicated application and appeal process. Start today by filling out the form on the webpage.

Consequences of Your SSI and SSDI Application and Appeal

More than half of first-time applicants are denied Social Security benefits each year. The Social Security application and appeal process can be difficult to navigate through for many people. To obtain benefits, it is essential that you understand the best way to present proof of your disability. An experienced Riverbank Social Security attorney can help get you through the process. For many disabled Americans, an unsuccessful Social Security application has devastating consequences. A disabled person without an alternative source of income may face homelessness and other hardships. The SSI and SSDI systems provide monthly payments from the US government to disabled citizens. These payments can cover the cost of living, and in some cases the SSI and SSDI systems may also make medical coverage available.

Lawyers are Too Expensive - How Can I Afford to Pay a Social Security Attorney?

Believe it or not, just about anyone can afford a Social Security attorney. Unlike many other types of lawyers, Social Security lawyers do not require you to pay big out of pocket expenses. 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. The US government limits how much a Social Security lawyer can charge you. They are limited to charging the lesser of: 25% of the back pay awarded to you, or a maximum of $6,000. Thus, if you are awarded $50,000 in back pay, the maximum your attorney can charge is $6,000, even though 25% of $50,000 is $12,500. Contact an experienced Riverbank Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the site.

Do I qualify for SSI and/or SSDI?

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 Riverbank, 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 Riverbank, California a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Riverbank 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 Riverbank, 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 Insurance (SSDI) – Talk to an Experienced Riverbank, California Disability Income Lawyer Today

Claim can be easily funded with the help of a Stanislaus county SSD attorney.

SSDI is a program for disabled Americans with an employment history. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have a qualifying disability, and have worked and paid into the social security system for a minimum percentage of the previous years (the number of years depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. If you believe you qualify for SSDI, contact an experienced Riverbank SSDI lawyer to discuss your options.

Supplemental Security Income: Your Final Safety Net

If you have no or too little work history, are disabled, and make below a certain threshold of money, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a welfare-based program. SSI benefits are paid out of general tax revenues and are not contingent on your work history. The monthly benefit provides a basic amount, which may be enhanced by your state. You may also qualify for state benefit programs such as food stamps and Medicaid. Contact an experienced Riverbank SSI lawyer by filling out the questionnaire on the webpage to learn more about Social Security benefits.

From Application to Appeal: The Social Security Process - Riverbank, CA Social Security Disability Appeals Law Firms

Applicants can begin the process in a number of different ways: online, over the phone, and in person by visiting a local Social Security office. Expect to wait between four and six months for a determination of eligibility. After the Social Security Review Board has gone over your application, you will either receive a notice of payments or you will be denied Social Security benefits. If you are denied benefits, you can appeal the decision in person or have your attorney appear on your behalf.

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

Peripheral neuropathies
Multiple Sclerosis
Loss of visual efficiency
Open Head Injury
Common Blood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Chronic Anemia
Somatoform Disorders
Severe arthritis
Depressive Syndrome
Ischemic Heart Disease
Cystic Fibrosis
Cancer of the Pancreas
Liver Damage
Parkinsonian syndrome

Local SSA Office of Riverbank, California

Social Security Office
Suite E1, 1521 N Carpenter Road
Modesto, California 95351
(888) 748-7698

Low Cost Hospitals near Riverbank, CA

Ceres Medical Office
3109 E Whitmore Avenue
Ceres, California 95307
(209) 541-2470
Florida Womens Health Center
1500 Florida Avenue
Modesto, California 95350
(209) 383-1848
Golden Valley Health Center
1141 N Olive Avenue
Turlock, California 95380
(209) 667-2749
Golden Valley Health Center
200 C Street
Patterson, California 95363
(209) 892-8441

Pharmacies in Riverbank, California

Target Pharmacy
2425 Claribel Road
Riverbank, California 95367
(209) 863-1277
Riverbank Pharmacy
2603 Patterson Road
Riverbank, California 95367
(209) 863-9988
CVS Pharmacy
2224 Patterson Road
Riverbank, California 95367
(209) 869-6499
O'Brien's Market
6331 Oakdale Road
Riverbank, California 95367
(209) 869-9050

Riverbank Weather (Monthly Averages)

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Avg. Low (F) 40 43 46 49 55 60 63 62 59 53 45 50
Avg. Precipitation (in) 2.61 2.46 2.04 0.97 0.63 0.12 0.00 0.02 0.26 0.68 1.36 2.04



Riverbank social security disability attorneys serve clients throughout Northern California, including Atwater, Bystrom, Ceres, East Oakdale, Escalon, French Camp, Grayson, Lathrop, Livingston, Manteca, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Ripon, Riverbank, Riverdale Park, Shackelford, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock, Vernalis, and other communities in Stanislaus County.     

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