Alise M. Kellman
Attorney at Law

Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer in San Diego

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Social Security Disability

SSD and SSI Benefits Attorney

If you were injured or became ill and filed to receive Social Security/SSI disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed at trying to work through the system. Many people who file their initial claim on their own are turned down, but that does not mean you should give up. It is extremely important to file timely appeals.

When you receive a notice of rejection for benefits, it is important to call a lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Alise Kellman, we have years of experience offering clients the legal counsel they need. We represent clients throughout the County of San Diego, in California, handling all cases — even many that may seem hopeless. When you work with an attorney, you will improve your chances of winning your claim for benefits. Contact us online or call 858-429-5997 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Although the expense of going to the doctor may be a financial burden at this difficult time in your life, it is important to keep going. Your doctor may have valuable insight about your health that could significantly help your case. We may also be able to help you find the resources you need to find a community doctor.

Qualifying for SSD or SSI Benefits

In the statutes that explain the guidelines for qualifying for Supplemental Security income and Social Security disability benefits, there are very specific wordings and definitions. To understand the programs and benefits to which you are entitled, it is important to work with a lawyer who has a strong grasp of the law. We help clients:

  • Understand the differences between SSD and SSI qualifications
  • Determine if they have worked or been out of work long enough
  • Identify their physical or mental impairment or disability

Applying for Benefits

Although Social Security benefits were designed to give people the help they needed, getting that help can be a challenge. After filing an initial claim (usually without a lawyer), we can help with the first appeal or reconsideration. If you are still denied benefits, we can request a hearing with the Administrative Law Judge. At that point, if your benefits are still denied, we can go to the Appeals Council and then file in the District Court.

We work hard for our clients throughout the process, striving to get them the compensation they need. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling 858-429-5997.