We are committed to assisting disabled people obtain the Social Security Disability benefits
The Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz understands that people who are unable to work because of disability deserve to obtain monthly benefits and Medicare health coverage. With that said, we also understand the Social Security Administration typically rejects a large percentage of initial claims. We are pleased to assist those individuals whose claim has been denied.
The Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz is committed to assisting disabled people obtain the Social Security Disability benefits that can enable them to live out dignified lives. We have assisted people throughout Southern and Central California—and we can assist you, too.
Contact Us for a free consultation about your case. Since strict time limits do apply in Social Security Disability cases, it is critical that you contact us promptly after any denials so that we can best represent your interests.
By working with the Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz, you’ll enjoy our years of experience with workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, which has vested us with the unique medical knowledge set that is necessary to understand and present your SSD claim, in addition to the ability to work in conjunction with doctors to accurately evaluate the underlying disabling medical conditions.
Naturally, your SSD representation is on a contingency basis, which means that there is absolutely no fee unless you win. In other words, we take on this risk for with the ultimate goal of obtaining all Social Security Disability benefits to which you’re entitled.
To qualify for SSD benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. In addition, you must have a medical condition that satisfies Social Security's definition of a disability.
The definition of disability under Social Security is different than personal injury, workers’ compensation and other state programs. Social Security pays only for total disability. In other words, you will not receive benefits for partial disability or short-term disability.
The Social Security Administration considers you disabled under Social Security rules if:
- You cannot do work that 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 expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
This is an unequivocal definition of disability. Social Security program rules assume that working families have access to other resources to provide support during periods of short-term disabilities, including workers' compensation, insurance, savings, and investments. We understand that these other resources are not available to everyone; for this reason, we strive to work as quickly as possible in fighting for your Social Security Disability Benefits.
Once the Social Security Administrative Judge finds in our favor, they pay monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.
Benefits usually continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis. There are also certain special rules, referred to as "work incentives," which provide continued benefits and health care coverage to help ease your transition back to work, if possible. It is important to note that you may be able to work while receiving Social Security Disability (limited hours) and not receive an offset to your Social Security Disability benefits.
We are often asked the following question: if I am receiving Social Security disability benefits when I reach full age of retirement, will my disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits. The answer is YES and the amount remains the same.
The Social Security Disability process has additional provisions that might entitle you to SSD benefits. For example, individuals who are blind or have low vision should consider Social Security Disability benefits if they are unable to work. You might be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you have the worker’s widow or widower. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are also potentially available for a disabled child. Benefits from the Social Security Administration are also available for wounded warriors and veterans.
The Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz prides itself on helping its existing workers’ compensation clients, personal injury clients and new clients continue their receipt of benefits through Social Security Disability benefits.