Most people in California want nothing more than to go to work every day, ensuring that they are able to support themselves and their families as best they can. Unfortunately, some people find themselves unable to work due to an illness or injury. Though they may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits to help ensure the meeting of their needs while they are unable to work, many find the process complicated and may even have their requests denied despite their need.
There are two different types of benefits available. With open-ended benefits, there is no set timeframe. On the other hand, people who receive defined benefits only qualify for a limited time period. Regardless of the type of benefits a person receive, the disability that he or she is experiencing must prevent employment for a year.
Unfortunately, many people have found that the process of approval for benefits can be complex. In fact, many people may find that their requests are initially denied. While this may seem like a definitive answer to some people, it is often necessary to submit an appeal for approval of the benefits that they deserve.
Because the process — either of filing an initial request or appealing a previously denied one — can seem overwhelming and complicated, many people turn to the experienced law firm of Dixon & Daley, LLP for help. Our experienced team can help regardless of the stage of the request, including aiding in the collection of required medical documentation. Many people have found that having a professional with knowledge of the process is beneficial as they seek the benefits that they deserve.