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Are you suffering from a disability?

Getting help is easy! Dr. Bill LaTour is here to help you with your Social Security Disability claim.

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Are you suffering from an injury or medical condition that prevents you from living a more productive life? You’re not alone. Millions of people cannot make a living due to a physical or mental disability. If you’re disabled, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be able to help provide some of the income you need.

Unfortunately, the Social Security system has a complex system of rules and regulations that can make it very difficult to proceed with your claim. Dr. Bill LaTour, an experienced Long Beach disability lawyer, can help you better navigate the challenges associated with acquiring disability benefits. Dr. Bill can take some of the burden off of your shoulders and make this process much simpler. All you have to do is call!

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We Make It Simple

Dealing with Social Security can be extremely difficult. Getting a lawyer, however, is easy! All you have to do is call to get started.

You Deserve Disability Benefits

If you have a disability or debilitating injury that keeps you from working, you deserve SSDI benefits. We can help you fight for the benefits you’re entitled to.

We’ll Review Your Case for Free

It costs nothing for us to review your case and help you understand what it will take to pursue disability benefits.

We Understand What You’re Going Through

A woman consulting with her Long Beach disability lawyerEven everyday activities can be incredibly difficult when you have to live life with a disability. You may not be able to make a living due to your condition, which can cause a slew of challenging financial problems. You may also find yourself facing stress and anxiety as you try to navigate the process of getting SSDI benefits.

Dr. Bill LaTour has been both an attorney and a licensed psychologist since 1989. His dual certifications give him a unique ability to empathize with the mental and emotional trauma that can arise due to your disability, including the process of pursuing SSDI benefits. His background in psychology also gives him the experience and knowledge necessary to prove the mental impact a disability can have when applying for benefits with the SSA. This is often a very difficult but important factor to prove. Dr. LaTour and his team of experienced Social Security Disability lawyers understand what you have to deal with, and are here to help. We have helped countless disabled individuals throughout the Long Beach area receive the SSDI benefits they need.

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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In order to qualify for SSDI in California, you must:

  • No longer have the ability to work because of your physical and/or mental disability.
  • You cannot adjust to new or different types of work.
  • Have suffered this disability for at least 12 months, expect this condition to last for at least 12 months, or expect the condition to result in death.
  • You have worked long enough in jobs that paid into Social Security and acquired the required credits.

Appealing or Applying for Disability Benefits? Getting Help is Easy!

You don’t have to struggle with the application or appeal process alone. Dr. Bill LaTour is here to help you navigate the complicated system and ensure you have the best chance at receiving the benefits you need.

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What is the Process for Getting SSDI Benefits in California?

You can fill out your form online, which will allow you to start the process immediately, or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment to apply either over the phone or at your local office.

Calling us before you start this process will ensure you have an experienced professional helping you fill out and file your forms correctly, giving you your best chance at being accepted.

If your claim was denied, don’t lose hope! Our team can help you appeal your denied claim up to 60 days after it was denied.

We will look into why your claim was denied in the first place and build a strong argument for why your case should be reconsidered and accepted. Your reconsideration claim will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration.

If your claim gets denied a second time, you may, within 60 days of that denial, have the right to file a Request for Hearing. Usually, this hearing will take place at your local office. Having legal representation for this stage can be crucial in ensuring you have the best chance at being approved. We will take care of everything and prepare you for your hearing so you can appear confidently before the administration.

If your claim is denied a third time, you may have the right to appear before the Appeals Council. This is your final chance to get approved. The Appeals Council often upholds the decision made during your hearing, so it’s important to consult an attorney at this stage. Our team can help you prepare for your appearance before the Appeals Council so you have everything you need for a strong case, and we will be with you every step of the way.

How Can Dr. Bill Help Me With My SSDI Appeal or Application?

Dr. Bill has been helping disabled people get the benefits they need for over 25 years. He can help you compile all the necessary documents to prove your eligibility and ensure all your forms are filled out and filed correctly. Our office will file your application or appeal for you and keep you updated with any changes in your case while it’s in the hands of the SSA.

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Social Security Disability FAQs

The time it takes for one to receive a response from the SSA varies from applicant to applicant. The Social Security Administration receives thousands of applications, and investigating and fact checking each application is a lengthy process. Working with The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour will ensure there are no hang-ups on your case based on document or filing errors. We will make this long process as short as possible and keep you informed of any updates to your case as soon as we receive them.

Your claim can be denied for any of several reasons including:

  • You didn’t offer enough medical evidence.
  • You started a fresh claim, but suffered a past denial.
  • You have too much income for SSI.
  • You do not follow the treatment process outlined by your doctor.
  • You do not cooperate with the Social Security Administration.

If your application was denied. Don’t lose hope! Dr. Bill works with people who have been denied benefits every day. He can help you determine why your application was denied and build a strong appeal for the benefits you deserve.

You can appeal your claim denial. Working with an experienced Long Beach disability lawyer can put you in the best position possible to receive an approval after appealing your denied claim.

It depends on how much money you make on a monthly basis. To find out if you qualify for disability benefits, give our team a call or fill out our online form and we’ll review the specifics of your claim at no cost to you through a free case review.

Dr. Bill and our team believe every person seeking Social Security aid deserves experienced representation and a fair chance at receiving benefits. If you cannot leave your home, we will meet with you over the phone! We will work with you in whatever capacity we need to be it video chats online, in-home visits, or at our office to ensure you get the help you need.

Do You Need Help with a Disability Claim?

Getting the help you need is simple. Contact The Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour today at (800) 803-5090 for a free case review.

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