EXPERIENCED SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & SSI LAWYER
Offices of Ethan K. Pham, disability law is what we do. Ethan K.
Pham is an experienced Avvo featured Social Security attorney.
Mr. Pham's experience and recognition includes past chairman and
board member of the Social Security Lawyers of the Orange County
Bar Association. He is an active member of the LA County
Bar and National Organization of Social Security Claimants'
Representatives. Our disability firm represents claimants at all stages of
their disability claims, including representation at administrative hearings
with judges and on appeal. We are committed to helping clients navigate the often complex Social Security Disability application process.
Expect effective representation from
an experienced disability and SSI lawyer. Don't just rely on an
unlicensed advocate. Let a Social Security disability lawyer help you.
Our goal is to provide each case with personal care and
attention. We do not take on more cases than we can handle. This
practice enables us to:
Spend more time with each case
and provide maximum service
Work closely with each client and
remain accessible to them
Move each claim along and file
appeals at each stage in a timely manner
Increase our clients' chances of
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
INSURANCE & SSI Claims
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) benefits are the most common type of Social
Security Disability benefits.
You are eligible
only for these benefits if you have paid a
certain amount of Social Security tax over a period of time and
enough to have disability insurance coverage. As a
this means you have worked and paid Social Security tax for
at least the equivalent of five of the last ten years before you became
disabled. How much you can expect to receive in benefits
depends on how much you have paid into Social Security.
Proving Disability. Assuming you have
met the tax contribution requirements, you must:
• Be unable to do any substantial work
because of your physical or mental condition(s); and
physical or mental condition(s) must last, or be expected to
last at least 1 year or expected to end in death.
disability benefits can be difficult. Most people
are initially denied and are forced to appeal the decision
several times before being approved for Social Security
Disability. This appeals process may take years to complete, and
can require the review of medical records and legal arguments to
show that your disability prevents you from working. Medical
evidence is crucial. Simply being diagnosed with a condition is
not enough to prove disability for your claim.
Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham, we
can have a Social Security disability attorney assist you from
the beginning when you file your initial
claim and continue to represent you throughout your appeals
process and hearing. If a hearing is necessary, you
will have an experienced disability attorney prepare and
represent you at your hearing. We pride ourselves in providing full-service legal
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) is a
“needs-based” program in which individuals with little or no
resources or assets may receive disability benefits. SSI
applicants do not have to show tax contributions in order to
receive benefits. It is strictly a needs-based program. However,
the medical disability requirements are identical to Social
Security Disability. SSDI claimants can also apply for SSI if
they also meet the financial requirements.
NO ATTORNEYS FEES UNLESS YOU WIN
Since many people who apply for Social Security
Disability and SSI are struggling with lost income, the cost of
hiring an attorney can be a concern. We understand the financial
constraints of our clients and offer our agreements based on a
contingency, meaning you pay no attorney's fees unless you
win. Unlike many other firms, we do not charge set-up or filing
Serving Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange,
Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura County.