Social Security Appeals

Many people believe that if they are unable to work they will automatically be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, that is not the case, nor is it possible to satisfy SSA requirements by having your treating physician simply declare that you are “disabled.” The system just does not work that way.

While there is no legal requirement that you retain an attorney when seeking disability, but your best opportunity for a positive result in your claim is to retain a Social Security attorney in Bakersfield who knows the ins and outs of the system. Filing a claim for disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a long and complicated process that for most claimants ends in a denial of benefits. Many may benefit from appealing the denial, but either feel discouraged or don’t understand how to proceed. Attorney Phillip Gillet will provide a thorough analysis of a your prospects and help with any appeals.

By the SSA’s definition you are entitled to receive SSA disability benefits if, as the consequence of an impairment that is either physical or mental, you are unable to perform a substantial gainful activity for at least 12 months, or perhaps that impairment may lead to death.

Despite the seeming clarity of the words, “substantial gainful activity” and “impairment,” these are terms of art, among many others, that have specific meaning within the SSA system for determination of disability. Consequently, a claimant not represented by a Social Security attorney may find himself floundering with trying to meet requirements he does not quite understand. Phillip Gillet will take the guesswork out of the claim and provide guidance all through the process.

Contact us to handle your Social Security / Disability Appeal

You have paid into the system and you have rights. Do not go it alone. Call Phillip Gillet, Esq., a Social Security lawyer in Bakersfield.

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