San Francisco Disability Lawyer

Applying for Disability benefits in San Francisco?

Whether Social Security considers you "disabled" is determined by your inability to work. You are considered disabled in San Francisco if:

  • You cannot do the work you did before;
  • They decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is likely to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Social Security pays only for total disability, not a partial disability.

Why do many people consider applying for benefits difficult?

Many people believe that if they simply explain their situation to Social Security, someone will understand and award them disability benefits. Unfortunately, that's not the way Social Security works.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits in San Francisco is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are "disabled" according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition.

Why are most people who apply for benefits in the Bay Area denied?

The Social Security disability system involves thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures. You can be denied benefits if your doctor doesn't know the legal definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee fails to obtain medical evidence on your behalf. You can also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.

How likely are you to win benefits?

We offer a FREE EVALUATION of your disability case. There are no fees if you don't win benefits.

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Sackett & Associates is a Disability Law Firm focusing on Social Security Disability. Our Disability Lawyers service Northern California, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Mendocino and Humboldt counties.

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