Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Tucson

Your Social Security Disability case depends on whether you’re able to meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of “disabled.” The SSA will award you disability benefits if:

  • You can no longer perform work you’ve done in the past;
  • The agency decides you can’t perform other work because of your physical and/or mental condition(s); and
  • Your medical condition(s) is expected to last for at least 12 months (or result in death).

Social Security only pays total disability, not partial disability.

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Why Is the Application Process for Disability Benefits so Difficult?

Most people think if they just explain their situation to the SSA, the agency will understand and start cutting benefits checks. In reality, that’s not how it works.

The process to apply for disability benefits is complex. You need to meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”

Are Most People Who Apply for Disability Benefits Denied?

Yes. The majority of first-time applicants are denied.

There are tons of rules, regulations and procedures outlined by the Social Security Disability program. You can be denied if your doctor doesn’t understand the SSA’s definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee doesn’t collect all of your medical evidence. You can also be denied if your appeal is handled improperly.

What are My Odds of Winning Benefits?

Your disability case depends entirely on your medical conditions – and every person’s case is unique. At Ober & Pekas, we’ll provide you with a free evaluation of your disability claim to determine your odds of winning disability benefits. Contact us now to get started.

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Get Personal Attention for Your Case in Tucson

If you live in Tucson, Eloy, Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence or Maricopa, you can get one of the most experienced SSD law firms in Arizona to fight for your benefits claim.

Our attorneys have more than 73 years of combined experience helping people like you win benefits. We’ve been a leader in Arizona since 1979.

Your Hearing in Tucson

When you live in the communities south of Phoenix and you need to appeal your case to an administrative law judge, the Social Security Administration (SSA) holds your hearing in Tucson.

We will go with you to your hearing.

We work in Tucson all the time and know the judges and medical professionals in the Tucson area.

Your Tucson Social Security Disability Lawyers

In fact, our managing partner, Ed Ober, grew up in Tucson and earned both his bachelor’s degree and law degree in Tucson.

As you apply for benefits and begin your claim, we can guide you through the process by phone. We also invite you to visit our office in Phoenix.

If you live in Tucson or anywhere in Southern Arizona and can’t work, call us today for a free consultation.