Contact Us

Filing a claim for social security disability?

Social Security Disability Lawyer in Yakima, WA

Social Security is not just a retirement benefit. If you are unable to work due to an injury or illness expected to last for more than one year, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits in Yakima, WA.

Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration denies many worthy claims when first filed, then denies them again upon reconAntonioeration. After your claim goes through the initial determination and reconAntonioeration phases, you must appeal any denial to the Office of Hearings and Appeals, where an administrative law judge will hear your case.

At this stage, many claimants seek legal representation. Entitlement to social security disability benefits is established in two ways, either under the "listings" or under the "medical-vocational guidelines."

An experienced lawyer can evaluate your individual case facts to determine how best to achieve a favorable decision and then obtain the evidence needed to win. The presentation of the evidence to the administrative law judge is always crucial.

Contact the Morrissette Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Social Security team. Our fees are contingent, limited to a portion of the past due benefits. You only pay us if we win your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for disability benefits?

Apply online or in person at your local Social Security office. You can get a starter kit to assist you with what to expect as well as how to organize your information.

Can I work and receive disability benefits?

Work incentives are available with rules to carefully conAntonioer. For example, a short work trial period exists wherein your benefits should not be interrupted even though you have a disabling impairment, but if your earnings are conAntonioered substantial and your work continues after your trial period, your disability benefits may be terminated. Termination may become permanent after a specific period of time.

Will I receive Medicare benefits if I am found eligible for Social Security disability benefits?

Social Security enrolls you in Medicare after 2 years from your date of entitlement.

Will my workers' compensation benefits reduce my Social Security disability payments?

Possibly. Generally speaking, you may not receive more than 80 percent of your highest year’s earnings from the combination of Social Security and worker’s compensation benefits.

How does Social Security decide if I am disabled?

You must be unable to work due to a medical condition. Your disability must last or be expected to last at least one year or result in death.

How long does it take for Social Security to make a decision on my application?

The time varies, but the process can seem to drag on. Often a lawyer can help expedite your claim.