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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

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How Does The Social Security Disability Application Process Work?

If you worked and paid into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system through payroll deduction or direct payments over the past 10 years, you will qualify for some level of benefits if you suffer a total disability. SSDI benefits are paid relative to the amount you have paid into the system, so benefit levels vary relative to your earnings level while you were working.

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Prior to qualifying for receiving SSDI benefits, you must demonstrate that you have been unable to work for a minimum of 12 months or have a condition that is expected to last for 12 months or longer. This does not mean, however, that you should wait one year before filing your initial claim. In fact, as soon as you are diagnosed with a qualifying disability, you should get your claim into the system.

You paid into the Social Security system for many years. We believe you have the right to receive SSDI benefits if you can no longer work because of a disability. We will help you receive the money you are entitled to.

If you reside in the central California area in or around Sacramento, talk to an attorney at Gade & Parekh, LLP. We are a full-service Social Security law firm with more than 30 years of experience successfully helping people qualify for the benefits they need for themselves and their families.

Proving Your Disability

Many people are surprised to learn how difficult it is to get their initial disability claim approved. We handle every part of your claim, from gathering records and reports to writing the official documents and forms necessary to prove your disability to the Social Security Administration (SSA). And we don’t stop there. We will continue to work with your local SSA office to prove your disability and efficiently move your claim through the system.

If Your Claim Has Been Denied

If you have already had your initial claim denied or have been denied at reconsideration, we can work with you to prepare you for your administrative hearing. You get hands-on help that can make a significant difference when answering questions about what your disability means to you and your family.

Learn more about Social Security Disability at our FAQ page.

Call Us Today

From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI 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 Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.