3 Key Fact to Know About Social Security Disability in Los Angeles

By Michelle Shvarts
Principal Attorney

Social Security Disability helps hundreds of thousands of people in the Los Angeles area who cannot work. Unfortunately, many people do not understand SSD benefits. You need to know how the Social Security Administration provides for the disabled, especially if you or someone that you love may be in need of benefits. 

Three Key Facts About Social Security Disability in Los Angeles 

There is a lot to know about Social Security Disability, but the three most important things you need to be aware of include the following:

  • There are two different SSD benefits programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available regardless of your income and resources, provided you have worked long enough to be eligible and you have a qualifying disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to lower income individuals with limited resources, regardless of their specific work history. 
  • More than half of all applicants for disability benefits are denied: The high denial rates can make it hard even for those who are legitimately disabled to receive benefits. If your claim is denied, you can appeal. 
  • An attorney can assist you in getting benefits: Social Security Disability lawyers in Los Angeles can provide assistance with the initial application process and with responding to denials through up to four different stages of appeals.  

If you are disabled and it is becoming difficult for you to work, you should talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer right away so you can try to get covered. Call today, as the application process takes months and your attorney can help you get the process moving.

About the Author
Ms. Shvarts is the managing attorney for Disability Advocates Group. She opened Disability Advocates Group to assist individuals who became disabled and unable to work to obtain the benefits they need and deserve.  Ms. Shvarts and the rest of the team at Disability Advocates Group are dedicated to assisting individuals obtain Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.