Our office makes the application process fast and easy. One of our knowledgeable volunteers will meet with you in person or over the phone and determine what you qualify for.
90% Success Rate
After reviewing program options you can choose what services you would like us to provide; everything from general guidance and resources all the way up to completing all documents and applications for you. Our office is with you every step of the way, we will take the stress and worry out of the disability benefits process.
Disability Help Group Arizona offers the following services:
Non-Profit Assistance: The first program provides assistance with filing forms, providing other documentation to help support your claim as well as many other community resources all FREE of charge. We arm you with information about the Social Security Administration as well as the way the programs work. Giving you valuable tips and tools to get approved as quickly as possible. Understanding the disability benefits process can be overwhelming and often times confusing but don’t worry our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you may have during the process. You are not alone, with The Disability Help Group we are here for you.
Legal Representation: Our second program is for those who want complete legal representation. This means we will complete all documents and file all paperwork required for the disability benefits process, our legal team will handle all communications back and forth with the Social Security Administration. Ensuring they are provided all the evidence they need to review your case properly. We give you a fighting chance and take away all of the worry and hassles by taking care of everything for you. So if you want to sit back, relax, and let someone else do all of the work on your behalf then program 2 is definitely for you.
Either way, you go you will be given 5-star service and attention to detail that will promise the best chance of success!
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability is a U.S. government program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a long-term disability. There are two different programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is for people who have a strong work history and paid into the Social Security System for at least 5 out of the last 10 years, while SSI is meant for disabled people who do not have a consistent work history.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines “Disability” as any injury or disease that prevents you from doing the work you did before or from adjusting to any other sort of work.Your disability should be expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
Your disability should prevent you from earning a $1000 average monthly salary. Your condition must be severe enough that it prevents you from performing basic work-related tasks in order for your Social Security Disability claim to be considered. In order to determine if your disability is severe, the SSA has a list of Medical Conditions for each of the major body systems. However, even if your condition is not found on the list, you may still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
How to Apply for Social Security Disability
You can file your initial claim for disability either online, over the phone or in person at your local Social Security Field Office. The initial application stage is the first step in the Social Security Disability application process. Approximately 70% of all initial applications are denied. If your claim is denied, you will have to file a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of receiving your letter of denial.
If your Request for Reconsideration is denied, then you may request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). If the ALJ chooses to deny your disability application as well, then you have the option of filing an appeal with the Social Security Disability Appeals Council. If your claim is still unsuccessful after a review by the Appeals Council, your last option is to file an appeal with the Federal District Court.
Should I hire an Attorney?
The Social Security Disability process can often be confusing and stressful. A qualified Social Security Disability attorney will be able to simplify the process for you. Using their knowledge of the system, disability lawyers can increase your chances of being approved at each step of the application process.
An attorney will not receive any compensation unless your disability claim is successful. If you are awarded disability benefits, your attorney or advocate will be paid 25% of your first disability check or $6000, whichever amount is less. Also, if the attorney incurred out-of-pocket expenses in connection with your legal representation, these expenses will be included at the conclusion of your case. Please fill out our free disability evaluation form to be contacted by an advocate who will evaluate your claim for FREE!