Social Security Disability Attorney In Los Angeles

This is NOT legal advice. This blog provides general information about Social Security Disability cases. To discuss your particular

circumstances and claim, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please feel free to contact Disability Advocates Group at (800) 935-3170

or online if you have any questions regarding your Social Security Disability claim.

Reasons why your SSDI application was denied

Proper procedure to follow after SSDI denial

With the increasing awareness among people to claim their social security disability benefits, a whopping number of applications are received by the SSA for social security disability claims. However, the acceptance rate of applications remains under or below 40%. Also, after the initial stage of reconsideration or applications being shortlisted according to their importance, that number skyrockets to a flurry 20%. So only 20% of the total applicants actually succeed at receiving the benefits. But we have the good news here. The denial of the applications is not due to the government manipulating your applications to deny your claims. It is denied because of your own mistakes at not being able to file the claims properly. Here are a few things to consider to make sure that your next application is not denied: 

  • Inability of the ability to prove the severity of disability 

SSA uses a very detailed criteria to determine the severity of your disability. And it is your responsibility to make sure that if you have a disability you visit the doctor regularly and keep up to date with all of your medical records.  

In order to qualify for disability you may have to prove your inability to perform substantial amount of work properly in your application such as impairment, hearing or sight loss, inability to move, or conditions such as arthritis, asthama through your medical records.  

  • You do not have enough history to meet the SSA requirements 

Even if you prove your disability, your application may still get denied because you may either not have enough work history to qualify under SSDI or SSI or you may simply not being able to produce documents to prove it to SSA.  

Proper procedures to follow if your first case was denied 

The last point is parallel to the fact that despite being able to handle all of the above required documents your application is denied. In order to avoid that type of sad consequence, we suggest you get a professional attorney or a qualified disability lawyer to defend your case through the disability process.  


Contact our top-notch social security attorneys at Disability Advocates Group Law Firm (DAG) for more personalized assistance. 

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Social Security Disability Eligibilty and criteria for adults

social security application planning

Disability is a very sensitive topic and taken very seriously by the government. It is something that is heard or read by you almost everyday in the newspaper or through people but you rarely think you could get affected. Unfortunately, when disability does strike it spins on heads as it takes a huge toll on your budget. It can also disrupt your work/life balance.  

 If you or your adult child is disabled or unable to do any work under substantial gainful activity (SGA) then you may be eligible for social security disability through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here’s a few things to have mandatory before you file your application: 

 Job history  

  • Date your disability began to affect your ability at work 
  • Type of jobs (up to 5) that you had in the last 15 years before you became unable to work due to your disability 
  • Types of duties you did on the last job you had 

Education and Training  

  • Name of any special job or training or vocational training and date completed 

List of your Medical Conditions 

Information about other Medical Records 

  • Vocational rehabilitation services, public welfare, any prison/jail medical records 

Information about Doctors, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals and Clinics 

  • Names and dates of medical tests you have had and who sent you to them 
  • Names, contacts, patient ID numbers, and dates of examination and treatments 
  • Names of prescribed medications, reasons for prescriptions and who prescribed them 

Employement Details for Current Year and Prior 2 years 

  • Employer names, employer start and end dates, total earnings (wages, tips etc) 

U.S. Military Service 

  • Type of duty and branch, service period dates  

Names and Date of Birth of Children who: 

  • Became disabled prior to age 22 
  • Are under age 18 and unmarried 
  • Are aged 18 to 19 and still attending secondary school 

Marriage and Divorce 

  • Name of current spouse or name of prior spouse (if the marriage lasted for more than 10 years) or ended in death 
  • Beginning and ending dates of marriage(s), place of marriage(s) (city, state or country if married outside the U.S.) 

Date and Place of Birth 

  • While this is obvious the date and place of birth is necessary and you should mention if you were born outside the U.S. 
  • Name of your birth country and your name at that time (if any of it has changed) 
  • Permanent resident card number (if you are not a U.S. citizen) 


There are many other requirements in order to facilitate your application. You may contact our Social Security Disability Attorney for more details or visit us at Disability Advocates Group law firm (DAG)  for consultations.  

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