Am I Eligible For Social Security?

The Social Security Act defines “disability” as: “[the] inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”

Social Security Requirements

Social Security eligibility requires meeting these criteria:

  1. You must show that you are not currently working.
  2. You must show that your impairment is severe.
  3. You may be found disabled even without a discussion of your past work if your impairments meet or equal the criteria of a disability listed in Social Security’s regulations.
  4. You must be unable to perform your usual work or other work due to your disabilities.

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What We Can Do For You

At Gade & Parekh, LLP, we handle everything for you, from making sure you have all of your doctor’s records and medical reports in order, to directly working with you to prepare for your hearing. By the time you attend your hearing, the judge will have the information in hand and be familiar with your case.

And don’t worry, we will be by your side throughout the hearing, ready to answer questions and advocate for you in any way necessary, including asking questions about issues the judge may have left out, cross-examining the experts who will appear at your hearing, and explaining to the judge why you are disabled under Social Security’s rules.

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From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI and SSI claims services for people throughout Sacramento County, Yolo County, Nevada County, Solano County, El Dorado County and Placer County, California. Call us toll free at or use our convenient email contact form to submit your questions and arrange a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.

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