If you or a loved one has recently been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or would like assistance filing an application for the first time, Patrick Kelly can help. With the majority of initial disability applications being denied, having an experienced Social Security attorney can greatly increase your chances of a successful outcome. Patrick Kelly has over 40 years of experience practicing in this area of law in the state of California—in the San Francisco Bay area—and focuses on helping disabled clients obtain SSDI benefits. 

Do I Qualify For SSDI Benefits?

The Social Security Administration, or SSA, has a strict definition of disability. In order to determine if an individual is considered to be disabled, the SSA uses a thorough step-by-step process with 5 questions. The 5 questions you will need to answer are as follows:

  • Are you currently working?
  • Is your condition considered to be “severe”?
  • Is your condition found in the comprehensive list of disabling conditions?
  • Can you do the work you did before becoming disabled?
  • Can you perform any other type of work?

The Social Security Administration has a special set of qualifications for individuals who meet uncommon circumstances such as people with low vision or who are blind, Social Security disability benefits for children with disabilities, and benefits for Wounded Warriors & Veterans. Attorney Patrick Kelly will review your case to determine if you meet any of these special situations, and let you know if you qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSDI. 

How Do I File for Disability Benefits?

There are several ways you can file for disability. These options include:

  • In person at a Social Security Field Office
  • By Mail
  • By Telephone
  • Online

Although it is your right to file an application for SSDI benefits on your own, your chances of successfully obtaining disability benefits through your disability claim increase when you have a skilled Social Security attorney advocating for your rights. Local Social Security attorney, Patrick Kelly will fight for your benefits from the time your application is submitted, through the appeals process, and at every scheduled disability hearing thereafter. Our goal is to obtain Social Security benefits for every disabled American who is entitled to them. 

Contact Patrick Kelly-Proven Berkeley SSDI Lawyer-for Your Free Consultation

Navigating through the complex Social Security disability process can be overwhelming. Attorney Patrick Kelly can reduce some of this unnecessary stress by handling your case with more than 40 years of knowledge, skill, and compassion. Don’t take your chances when it comes to your disability benefits—call 510-769-4895 or fill out our online form to request your free consultation today.