Social Security Attorney in Los Angeles

At Pisegna And Zimmerman, LLC we focus on the needs of clients who are either seeking Social Security disability or those who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party. If you fall into either of the aforementioned categories, our attorneys are here to help you.

Approximately one in four people in their 20s will become disabled before they are 67 years old. Though you may often see or read about disabilities happening to others in the news, there is a high probability that you may become disabled one day as well. Though it is encouraged to save your money and work hard in your career, most people rarely think about creating a safety net to fall back on in the case that they become severely disabled.

Social Security Can Help

Social Security can help to fill the gaps. Though Social Security benefits are available for all who are eligible, it is not always easy to get approved. The process can be long, complex, and difficult to understand. This can be further exasperated if you are already going through an injury and attempting to fill out paperwork and attend hearings. This is where the expertise of a Social Security disability attorney in Los Angeles, CA can significantly help to improve the likelihood of your approval for Social Security disability benefits.

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Do You Qualify For Disability?

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have worked in occupations that are covered by Social Security benefits. Additionally, you must have a medical condition that clearly meets the definition of a disability as defined by Social Security. It should be noted that Social Security disability only covers those who are totally disabled. They use a different set of criteria to determine disability than other government programs. Furthermore, they do not pay out benefits for those who are suffering a partial or short-term disability. Social Security uses the following questions to determine if you are disabled: