The first step is to file your initial claim with the Social Security Administration. While you can take this first step on your own as you may win benefits, more people win benefits with the help of disability lawyers than without.
We recommend setting up an appointment at the Social Security office closest to you and filling out the paperwork in person with a qualified claims representative. They’ll help make sure your application is accurate and filled out correctly. More information about filing an application is available by calling 1-800-772-1213.
If you worked this calendar year and averaged more than $1,220 a month in earnings, you can’t be considered disabled. We can help you determine whether this is the case.
To qualify as disabled, your condition must interfere with the basic activities required for your previous job. Proper documentation and evidence are crucial for this step. We’ll work with you and your doctors to prove the severity of your condition.
If your health problem is not on Social Security’s list of impairments, you may not quality for disability. However, you might still be able to prove you’re disabled if you have the proper medical records, and an attorney who can properly submit and support that your medical records to show an impairment that should meet or equal an impairment listing. Contact us today to find out if your condition qualifies.
If necessary, an expert will testify at your hearing regarding your ability to work. Eric Penar will cross-examine this expert to show how your condition limits your ability to do your previous job.
If Social Security decides you cannot do the work you did before, they’ll consider your ability to do other kinds of work. Age, education and work experience all factor into this consideration.
Social Security pays only for total disability, not a partial disability. Learn more about if you qualify for disability benefits.
Many people believe that if they simply explain their situation to Social Security, someone will understand and award them disability benefits. Unfortunately, that’s not the way Social Security works.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must PROVE you’re “disabled” according to the Social Security disability program legal definition, and this involves a Five Step Process.
The Social Security disability system involves thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures. You can be denied benefits if your doctor doesn’t know the legal definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee fails to obtain medical evidence on your behalf. You can also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.
By contacting Gary Penar Law Offices, you’ll vastly improve your chances of winning disability benefits. Our disability attorneys have helped thousands of people apply for and win the benefits they deserve.
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I highly recommend Them if you're in need of a disability lawyer.Eric Penar did a amazing job helping me win my disability case.i cant thank him enough for winning my difficult case.a real professional and great guy.
I was so glad to have this team in my corner! They treated me with such kindness and made a stressful process manageable. I was well prepared for my hearing and I know I can call with questions in the future as well. I highly recommend this team! Thank you Eric, Nick and Precious especially, for all your expertise, work, and kind professionalism!!! So grateful for the win! A great weight is lifted!
Eric Penar and his staff are amazing! Eric, Nick, Amy, and Precious all worked with me in a very timely and professional manner to get a great outcome for disability benefits. Can't recommend Penar Law enough for their great work!
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Amy and Precious go above and beyond the call of duty! They are the most caring ladies! Professional and kind! Went way out of their way to help me with a personal matter even years after my case was won! Yes Gary Penar won my case and then came back and saved my tail again! Nick was my contact person and he was incredibly kind! My story is a dark one and I have SSDI because of PTSD. The staff was very patient with me and worked hard to win my case! Thank You Amy! your Kindness will never be forgotten!!!
The legal team here at Gary Penar law office provided exceptional help getting my husband's Social Security claim complete. From beginning to end they are an amazing office. I will recommend them to friends and family.
Gary Penar Law Offices, especially Nick, were very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to my case. I highly recommend them!
They were kind and understanding. Made me feel at ease with the whole process.
Gary and Eric are top-notch attorneys for Social Security Disability and all their assistants are well trained and knowledgeable. This is undeniably one of the best firm's in Spokane. Highly recommend!