Glendora is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is bordered by Azusa to the west and San Dimas to the east. Located underneath the San Gabriel Mountains, modern Glendora was established on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb. As of the recent census, the population is estimated at 51,608.
Glendora residents just like other individuals are often faced with Social Security dilemma. When they do, they can always turn to Social Security Glendora Lawyers for help.
Applying for benefits under the Social Security system is a complicated and often lengthy process. Its intricacy is manifested by the fact that most claims are denied at their initial stage. In fact, 75% of the claims are denied at the onset while 80% are denied on reconsideration.
As SSA is not an advocate of claimants, claims presented before it are not approved immediately but they are scrutinized and strictly assessed. Hence, it is advisable to hire a lawyer prior to filing your claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for greater chances of approval in the application stage or at the hearing level.
Claimants must always be prepared with the necessary documents and proper representation when applying before the SSA because the risks of a possible denial are high. However, there are times that even with proper representation, claims are still denied. In case of denial, do not be upset as this usually happens.
Denial of the initial claim will entitle you to the filing of a request for reconsideration. The reconsideration may be denied as well. Again, do not panic. When it happens, you will have the right to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Normally, the claim is forcefully heard before the claim is approved.
During the hearing, claimant is asked to present documents such as medical records. Claimant is also asked to testify. Getting a schedule for hearing is difficult however, there are ways on how to get a hearing schedule faster.
• Send a Dire Need letter to the Hearing Officer. This letter points out the severity of the claimant’s financial circumstances such as danger of losing access to medications, danger of eviction or foreclosure.
• Congressional Inquiry. Such inquiry will normally involve a congressional staff member either calling or writing the hearing office on behalf of the social security claimant.
Once the claim is approved, Social Security provides for three distinct types of benefits for workers and their families:
• Retirement benefits for retirees who have worked for at least 10 years
• Disability insurance
• Survivors’ insurance
The approval of your Social Security case is very important not only because of the basic financial support the system grants, but also because of the medical care that it provides under the Federal Medicare program after you win your case.
Undeniably, winning your case can make a lot of difference between homelessness and no medical care, and having an assurance of a monthly monetary benefit payment and life-saving medical care. Delay from entitlement to said benefits is the least of your concern. Hence, you must be properly represented by someone who knows the system and its procedure by heart.