A Capable Social Security Attorney Serving Ontario
The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour is one of the premier social security disability firms in Southern California and is committed to serving the people of Ontario. Going through the process of obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits alone can be incredibly frustrating. A capable attorney can help make the difficult application process much less stressful for you and your family.
Skilled Legal Representation for Disabled Individuals in Ontario
SSDI benefits are intended for individuals whose physical or mental limitations prevent them from holding a job. If you have suffered a disabling injury or disease and can no longer work, you could be entitled to receive benefits to help cover essential expenses. The program doesn’t just provide modest monetary assistance. It works to offer full financial support in order to make up for your lost wages. Additionally, you will start to receive Medicare benefits two years after becoming eligible for disability benefits.
However, there are several obstacles you must face in order to qualify. First and foremost, you have to meet the federal government’s strict criteria. You are considered ‘disabled’ if:
- You are incapable of substantial gainful employment or are earning less than the substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit. In other words, you cannot hold a job, or are unable to earn more than the amount dictated by the SGA requirement, because of your disability.
- You cannot adjust to other types of work, because of your condition(s), and
- Your disability is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
After demonstrating these limitations to the Social Security Administration (SSA), you can then be entitled to SSDI benefits.
Seem simple? Unfortunately, it’s not always that clear-cut. Each individual claim is different and whether or not you obtain benefits is solely dependent upon the nature of your disability. The system can be confusing, and the application process is tedious. If you’re struggling with the requirements, it’s time to contact an experienced disability attorney, like Dr. Bill LaTour. Our office knows the ins-and-outs of the system, making us qualified to strongly present your case in order to secure the SSDI benefits you need to support your livelihood. Please don’t hesitate to call our office at 800-803-5090. We can help you understand how to deal with the SSA and strategize the best way to approach your particular situation.
SSDI Applications and Appeals Are Easier Said Than Done
Due to instances of fraud, the government has had to enforce more stringent procedures in order to identify individuals who attempt to claim fake disabilities or medical conditions so they can abuse the system. Sadly, this has caused the SSA to become skeptical of everyone applying, even deserving disabled individuals that desperately need to receive disability benefits. The SSA’s overzealous methods often cause SSDI/SSI claims to be denied in the initial stages.
If your claim has been denied, don’t lose hope. You can present your case in front of an Administrative Law Judge who can decide to grant you benefits. However, the SSDI appeals process can be a complex beast, that may seem impossible when you’re not familiar with the narrow guidelines and requirements. According to a 2016 statistical report by the SSA, about 90 percent of SSDI applicants have a disability lawyer handle their appeals. The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour has helped numerous Southern California families see their SSDI benefits at the end of the challenging tunnel. With the difficult nature of the government program, you’re naturally going to have questions. Our knowledgeable team can provide the vital answers you need to move forward.
We exclusively focus on SSDI, and SSI claims, so you can count on us to effectively handle your case from beginning to end. Although denials are common, they are not the end of the road. Dr. Bill LaTour and his team can fight for you during the appeals process to get the benefits you deserve. If you can’t work anymore due to a disability, contact our office at 800-803-5090 to have your case reviewed by a top legal team that cares.
A Uniquely Qualified Disability Lawyer
Dr. Bill LaTour is one of Southern California’s premier social security attorneys for a reason. His amount of experience in both law and psychology uniquely qualify him to handle SSDI and SSI claims for disabled individuals. Before becoming an attorney, Dr. LaTour practiced clinical psychology for 11 years, serving individual clients and group therapy sessions.
Dr. LaTour has been able to leverage his psychological and legal expertise to his clients’ benefit. Not only is he skilled at navigating the application and appeals processes, but his knowledge as a psychologist allows him to assist his clients in ways other firms cannot. Dr. LaTour has a deep understanding of disabling mental and physical conditions and, therefore, knows how to firmly establish your case so you can start receiving benefits.
Furthermore, as a former clinical psychologist, Dr. LaTour is professionally qualified to help clients deal with the frustration and emotional impact filing disability claims can have on a person.
Schedule a Consultation to Determine What Disability Benefits You Could Receive
If you or a loved one has become disabled and needs to receive SSDI or SSI benefits, call the Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour today. Together with his passionate team, Dr. LaTour has assisted Ontario clients through every step of the claims process and finds serving others to be the most rewarding part of his career. Our attorneys understand that money is tight when you are no longer able to work because of a disability. That’s why we work on a contingent-fee basis, so you won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we obtain successful results for your claim.
Contact the Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour at 800-803-5090 or complete an inquiry contact form to receive a free case evaluation today. We strive to obtain the benefits our clients deserve. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help.