When Do You Need Social Security Disability?
You work construction in the Bay Area, spending most of your days breaking concrete with a jackhammer and laying down fresh concrete.
For the past 23 years, you’ve made a good living for your family.
Then, one day, all the repetitive motion, lifting and unloading takes its toll.
You develop a herniated disk and can’t keep working, so you go out on workers’ compensation.
Eager to work again, you see doctors who first try medications then surgery.
It takes a year and physical therapy to recover, yet your strength isn’t the same and you’re struggling financially to survive.
Workers’ comp runs out in California after two to three years. That’s why you need to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) the moment you’re unable to work.
If approved, SSD provides money and Medicare for as long as you can’t work.
But, it can take month or years to win benefits. That’s why you need to contact an experienced SSD lawyer like Valle Law to help you with your case.