Orange County is the third most populous county in California and one of the most populous counties in the United States. The population of Orange County is 3,010,232, according to the 2010 Census. Orange County has more than 30 incorporated communities and a number of large planned communities. The city of Santa Ana serves as the governmental center of Orange County, while Anaheim is the primary tourist destination for Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Angel’s Stadium. The city of Irvine is the financial center.
Orange County serves as the corporate headquarters for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Ingram Micro and First American Corporation in Santa Ana, Western Digital in Lake Forest and Pacific Life in Newport Beach. The Anaheim Convention Center hosts major conventions throughout the year.
SEVEN major interstate highways transit Orange County. They are I-5, also known as the Santa Ana Freeway; the I 405 known as the San Diego Freeway, as well as the I 57, the I 91, I55, I 22, and the 241 Expressway.
Orange County Disability Attorney
When you get hurt at work, in an accident, or through other means, and you suffer a disability that renders you unable to do your normal job, the government has programs in place that can help you make ends meet. Those you can access depend on what kind of injury you have suffered, and where the incident occurred. Workers’ compensation, for example, exists to cover injuries that occur in the course of your job.
When it comes to injuries that permanently disable you, or disable you for a year or longer, that’s when you’ll turn to Social Security disability. It’s there to allow you to make ends meet and continue to live a productive life. Unfortunately, the government can be overzealous when it tries to stop fraud. This means that many people who deserve benefits are instead denied them. That’s where the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour come into the picture.
Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is there to work alongside state benefits to allow for financial support to those who suffer long-term (longer than one year) or permanent disability and can no longer work. This is key–to get SSDI, you’ll need to have a complete disability for over 12 months.
In addition, there are specific guidelines the government requires be met regarding what qualifies as a disability. You must no longer be able to do your existing job. You must not be able to adapt to a new line of work, and your disability has to last for at least a year or will result in death, in order to qualify.
It’s important to understand, however, that the government actively looks for reasons to deny claims. They do this because too many people have tried to defraud the system, and unfortunately it reflects back on those who genuinely deserve benefits. Because of this, if there is any indication you might not meet the qualifications, your claim could be denied.
If you are denied your benefits, it’s not the end of the road. You can fight an SSDI denial, but it requires effort, determination, and the right legal knowledge. These cases can get complex, and you need someone in your corner who understands the workings of Social Security laws, and who can protect your rights.
Contact An Orange County Disability Lawyer Today
The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour help clients throughout Southern California obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The focus of our practice is guiding clients through the complex federal Social Security system and obtaining the disability benefits you need to regain your health and well-being.
You can also contact us for a free book called “9 Tips for Navigating the Social Security Disability and SSI Process,” written by Dr. Bill LaTour.