Here are a few of the most common questions about disability claims. If you have a specific question you’d like answered by one of our attorneys, please contact us using our contact page.
Claimants represented by an attorney win more often than those who are not represented. Most people, and many general lawyers, do not understand the complex Social Security Administration disability laws. It is critical to understand what you need to prove legally in order to win your case.
There is no cost for a telephone consultation with a lawyer at American Disability Law and you pay only if you win your case. While our maximum payment is 25% of back benefits, government-imposed caps on attorney compensation could result in even lower legal fees.
The amount you will win depends on several factors, including how long you have been disabled, when or if you will ever be able to work again, the amount of your monthly benefit, and whether you have eligible dependents. The amount we win for you does not include the value of Medicare or Medicaid you will be eligible for after being found disabled. This is important, since the price of medical insurance can be very expensive.
Disability cases are won based on your limitations, not your symptoms. The Social Security Administration also provides guides of qualifications for disabilities called the Listing of Impairments as well as a Listing of Impairments – Childhood
No. You have to become disabled or expect to be disabled for at least one year.
You can file for benefits immediately.
Do you handle disability cases in all cities and counties in Arizona? Can you handle disability cases outside of Arizona?
Yes and yes. Our firm’s lawyers are licensed by the State Bar of Arizona, handle cases all over the state, and travel to every single Social Security Administration courthouse in the state. In addition, we frequently represent clients across the country and we employ attorneys licensed by the State Bar of California. Stephanie Lake is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts of Colorado and Arizona.
The firm was renamed American Disability Law in 2019 to reflect the expansion of our legal team.