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Do You Have a Disability?

If you are living with a disability and are having trouble with your Social Security benefits claim, we will fight for your right to the benefits you deserve.

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If you are facing a disability that limits your ability to make a living, you are not alone. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is designed to help people just like you receive the support they need. Though, receiving the benefits you deserve isn’t always that easy.

Too many people living with a disability are initially denied the disability benefits they deserve because of the complex process. Whether you are worried about the paperwork, have been waiting too long for your benefits, or have received an application denial, you need an experienced SSDI lawyer who is committed to getting you the benefits you need as quickly as possible. Dr. Bill LaTour is both a disability attorney and a licensed psychologist who has nearly thirty years of experience in the seeking benefits his clients deserve. He understands what you’re going through and will fight for your rights. Give our team a call or fill out our online form for a free case review today.

Getting Help Is Easy

Just give us a call or fill out our online form and we will come to you or meet with you over the phone. You don’t even need to leave your house!

You Are Not Alone

The Social Security system can be tough to navigate, but you’re not alone. Our team of disability insurance lawyers will fight for the benefits you deserve!

Support You Can Afford

There’s no cost to get started with your free case review! We also don’t have any upfront costs, and if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a thing.

We Understand This Difficult Time

When you are living with a disability and are unable to work, you face many unique and difficult challenges. When you can’t work to make ends meet, the stress can seem overwhelming. That stress can only worsen when you face the challenging process of getting SSDI benefits alone.

Dr. Bill LaTour is both a Los Angeles disability lawyer and a licensed psychologist. Our team of traveling investigators is available to help you over the phone, meaning we can help you no matter where you are in the LA area. Dr. LaTour understands what you’re going through and will be your loyal ally and confidante who wants to help alleviate your worries. Our team at the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour knows exactly how to fight through the red tape and seek all of the benefits you may deserve.

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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are several criteria you have to meet to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. These include:

  • You must have worked at a job that is covered by Social Security, and you must have worked long enough and recently enough to qualify.
  • You must be unable to work your job or adjust to new work.
  • Your disability must last or be expected to last for at least a year or be considered terminal.

Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you’re struggling to receive the SSDI benefits you deserve, the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour can fight for your rights. Contact our team today to get started!

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What Is the Process for Getting Disability Benefits in California?

In California, you can apply for SSDI online, in person at a field office, or over the phone at 800-772-1213.

  • First, gather all the information and documents you need and complete the SSDI checklist.
  • Next, fill out an application form and submit it with your documentation.
  • The SSA will review your application to determine if you qualify.

While the process may seem simple, we all make mistakes when filling out forms or misreading the fine print. Social Security disability applications can be denied over a small formality within your application, which is why having an attorney in your corner can speed up and simplify the otherwise difficult process. If you have trouble navigating the process, a Los Angeles disability lawyer, such as Dr. Bill LaTour, can guide you through.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

A disability attorney can compile all of the necessary evidence that Social Security will look for to prove your disability so that you present your strongest possible case. The application process can be confusing, but disability attorneys are experienced in the application paperwork. It is our team’s job to know the best way to seek the benefits you deserve. Our team will take over communications with the SSA and keep you updated the whole way. If your case is denied, don’t worry! We will handle the paperwork and stress of filing an appeal. You deserve to seek the benefits you are entitled to for your disability. We are here to help you in any way we can to make that happen.

What Comes Next?

Contact us for a free case review in person or via online video call. We will look over your case and advise you on your next best steps. If you choose our services, we will take the rest from there! Just give us a call or fill out our online form to get started now.

Our team will gather evidence to compile your strongest possible case. This includes organizing your medical records and any information you can give us related to your disability. This can include everything from therapy sessions to journals that detail the losses you have suffered and the effect your disability has had on your life. Once we have the evidence organized to build your case, we will complete the Disability Benefit Application Form and submit it to the SSA.

If your case is denied, we will challenge any denials through the appeal process. Many disability cases are denied on the first application, so don’t worry if you have to appeal! If you are denied, we have 60 days to file an appeal. Your Los Angeles disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour has your back through the appeals process.

The process may take months, and patience is paramount. Rest assured that however long it takes, our team will fight for you the whole way.

FAQs

You can file a claim with our office, in person at your local Social Security office, by calling 1-800-772-1213, or online at www.ssa.gov. After you have filed an application for benefits, the SSA turns over your claim to your state’s division of Disability Determination Services (DDS), which will consider and determine your claim.

 

If your doctor determines you are unable to work for 12 months or more, you should file for benefits immediately. By waiting longer than necessary to apply, you risk losing benefits to which you are legally entitled.

If you are eligible to receive SSDI benefits, you can only recover retroactive benefits for the twelve-month period preceding the date you submit your application for benefits. If you wait more than a year from the date you stop working to apply for benefits, you risk losing more benefits with each passing month.

Ideally, a decision is rendered quickly after your application, but a Social Security benefits denial in Los Angeles can take months to appeal. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Bill LaTour understands what you’re going through. Our team will fight for you the whole time and ensure that you are updated on your case every step of the way.

If your claim has been denied, it’s not the end of the road. Your Los Angeles disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour can help you file an appeal and fight for the benefits that you deserve.

We always recommend having a lawyer on your side when applying for Social Security benefits in Los Angeles. Having a lawyer will also give you the best shot at successfully appealing a denial. Contact the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour for a free case review today to determine the next best steps for your application.

Dr. Bill LaTour stands apart from other Los Angeles disability lawyers. Our team will provide a full case review over the phone. You don’t even need to leave your home for us to represent you in your disability case! Get started today by filling out the online form or giving us a call.

You can earn a limited income from working and still receive SSDI benefits. When you receive a free case review, your disability attorney at the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour can let you know what the current year’s income limit is to receive benefits.

Social Security is a federal program, and for the most part, the process is the same wherever you reside. The SSA requires each state to process its own forms, but the rules by which they must abide are universal. For more information about Social Security Disability in California, contact the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour.

No. When you file for unemployment benefits, you generally have to state that you are physically and mentally capable of working. This contradicts your claim for disability benefits, in which you’ll specifically state that you are unable to work for 12 months or more due to your condition.

If you have received unemployment benefits at any time during the period you allege that you were disabled, the SSA may deny you SSDI benefits.

 

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