We Have the Answers You Are Looking for: Talk to a Social Security Disability Attorney in Pasadena CA
Any experienced Social Security Disability Attorney in Pasadena CA is used to answering many questions for clients. After all, this can be a complex situation. That is why we have come up with simple and straightforward answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If you have additional questions or are ready to start working with an attorney, contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 866-536-5788 for a free evaluation.
How Long Does It Usually Take to Get Approved?
The short answer is that it can take anywhere from 90 days to years. It largely depends on the specifics of each individual case and whether the initial application for benefits is approved or denied. If benefits are denied and an appeal must be filed, then the process can last years. The good news is that working with a Social Security disability attorney in Pasadena CA can help make your case stronger.
Can I Claim Social Security Disability if I Am Not a Legal Resident or U.S. Citizen?
It depends. If you are a permanent resident or a lawful foreign worker, and you have paid taxes into the Social Security System, then you are likely eligible for SSDI (but not SSI) if you would otherwise qualify. However, there are exceptions. For example, residents from certain countries are not eligible for SSDI. Furthermore, to qualify for SSI benefits you must be a U.S. Citizen with some very limited exceptions for certain categories of lawful residents. Your SSDI Attorney in Pasadena CA can assess your specific case to find the answers.
Is the Medical Evaluation Required?
The SSA does not always require medical evaluations but if they schedule one for your case, you should take that as a sign that they do not think there is enough evidence to support your claim. Though they will not deny your claim with the reason that you did not attend your medical evaluation, if they do not get the evidence from said evaluation then they will likely deny it on those grounds. Your Social Security Disability Attorney in Pasadena CA can help you determine your best options.
Do I Have Options if My Claim Has Been Denied or is Pending?
In some cases, an SSDI attorney in Pasadena CA can help you appeal a Social Security denial. Likewise, if you have a case that has been pending for a long time then you may be waiting on a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. That is something you will want the help of an attorney with.