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You worked hard. You supported yourself and your family in the Bay Area economy. You’ve earned the right to be proud of what you accomplished.
You expected to keep working until retirement, but sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. The years take a toll on your health. If you can’t work anymore, the loss of income can make you feel hopeless.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer a path forward.
You paid into the Social Security system through taxes from every one of your paychecks. That means you’re eligible to apply for monthly disability income and Medicare health coverage.
The problem is that the government makes it difficult. The process is full of rules, steps and legwork. The first time most people apply, they get denied.
The legal team at Angelina Valle & Associates knows what to do. Disability attorney Angelina Valle has been helping people in Salinas and around the Bay Area deal with this system and win benefits for over three decades.
"At the time I was too slick to attend a hearing, and Ms. Valle got the judge to review my case without me having to attend the hearing. I was fortunate as my case was ruled in my favor. I later found out that Social Security Disability cases are all Ms. Valle handles' and she is very good at it!!"
Posted by a Consumer on 08/19/10
Why You Need Angelina Valle to Help Win Disability Benefits
You can’t just tell the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your health is bad, explain you can’t work, sign a form and get benefits.
- That means proving that your health stops you from doing your most recent job.
- It means proving you can’t move to any other job, either.
- And it means proving that your physical or mental health conditions will keep you out of work for at least a year.
Not only is Angelina Valle a lawyer who knows how to collect all the right medical and job history evidence to prove this. She’s also a licensed clinical social worker who knows how to help people during difficult times.
When everything about your life is thrown into uncertainty, Angelina Valle makes sure your claim for disability benefits is treated with dignity and respect.
For your first step, you can get our legal team to evaluate your situation—and what it will take to get benefits—FOR FREE.
What A Disability Lawyer Does for You
Going through the Social Security Disability process is exhausting. But you should be focusing on your health, not a complicated government program.
Our law firm’s mission is to lighten your burden by handling all these tasks and more:
- Making sure your Social Security forms are complete and correct
- Gathering the records you need from your health care providers
- Helping you explain your work history so Social Security understands your needs
- If you’re denied benefits, helping you file an appeal
- Representing you in a hearing with a disability judge
One government study found that if you bring a representative with you to your disability hearing, you’re almost three times more likely to be awarded benefits.
It’s time to bring some financial stability back to your life.