If you are injured or chronically ill and unable to work, you may qualify for disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance or VA disability. To maximize your chances of receiving these benefits, you need a qualified Long Beach Disability Law Attorney like Brandie Devall on your side.
Social Security Disability Law
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, provides benefits to individuals who have been injured or developed a chronic illness that prevents them from being able to work. In order to obtain SSDI benefits, applicants must show that their physical condition prevents them from working and that they worked enough to qualify for benefits before becoming disabled.
In many cases, a disabled person’s first application for SSDI is denied by the Social Security Administration. When this occurs, the applicant can appeal and eventually request a hearing. In order to raise the chances of success during an appeal or hearing, applicants should hire a disability law attorney who has experience with these cases.
VA Disability Law
Certain disabled veterans can qualify for a different type of disability known as VA disability. Two different types of VA disability are available:
- VA Pension – To qualify for a VA pension, veterans must have served for at least 90 days, one of which must have been served during wartime. Veterans applying for this type of pension must also have a total and permanent disability, and the value of their income and assets must fall below a specific threshold.
- Service-Connected Disability Compensation – Service-connected disability compensation is available to veterans who have a disability that is directly related to the individual spent in the military.
The VA disability process is complicated, especially for veterans already dealing with a disabling condition. A disability law attorney in Long Beach can help veterans determine which type of disability is most appropriate, as well as the best strategy for dealing with denials.
Hiring a Disability Law Attorney in Long Beach
Attorney Brandie Devall provide disability law services throughout Long Beach, CA. If you are planning to apply for SSDI or VA disability, or if you have already received a denial, contact the Law Office of Brandie Devall today to learn more about her services or to schedule a consultation.