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Applying for SSD Benefits in Salinas?
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To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of “disabled.”


  • 1You're unable to do work you've done before;
  • 2It's determined you're unable to adjust to other work because of your physical and/or mental condition(s); and
  • 3Your disability is expected to last for at least 12 months (or result in death).

Social Security only pays total disability, not partial disability.

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Is Applying for Benefits Hard?

You may think it’s simple to win benefits. You may think if you simply explain your situation to Social Security, someone will understand and start giving you a monthly benefits check.

Sadly, it’s not that simple.

Applying for disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”

You also have to provide clear and thorough evidence of your disability. Items like doctor’s reports, hospital records, treatment programs and more must be included in order to win. And, more importantly, they must be presented correctly.

Are Most People Who Apply Denied?

Unfortunately, yes. There are thousands of rules, regulations and procedures involved in the Social Security Disability program. You can be turned down if a Social Security employee doesn’t collect all of your medical evidence or if your doctor doesn’t understand the definition of disability. You can also be denied if your appeal isn’t handled properly.

The Social Security system can often leave outsiders baffled and wondering where to turn next. Just know: A denial isn’t the end for you. You have multiple chances to win the benefits you need in Social Security’s appeals system.

At Angelina Valle & Associates, our attorneys can answer any questions you have, and even evaluate your case at no charge to you.

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What Are My Odds of Winning Benefits?

Each and every disability case depends on your medical conditions and your work history. Your application must be a convincing, in-depth case to win the benefits you deserve.

Our attorneys can help you gather the evidence you need, present it correctly, and ultimately give you the best chance at winning.

It can sound overwhelming. Because frankly, it is.

You’re the one dealing with health issues—you shouldn’t have this stress piled onto an already worrisome situation.

Let us ease your burden—and don’t take a chance when it comes to your future.

At Angelina Valle and Associates, we’ll start you off with a free evaluation to determine your odds of winning disability benefits.

Contact us now to learn more.

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