ETHAN K. PHAM
Cerritos, CA 90703
1912 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
20042 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA
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EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEYS
At the Law
Offices of Ethan K. Pham, disability law is what we do. We have experienced disability attorneys who will represent you at all stages of your disability claim, including representing you at administrative hearings and on appeal. Our attorneys are committed to helping clients navigate the often complex Social Security Disability application process. Expect the maximum in personal service and effective representation from our attorneys. We work closely with our clients and remain accessible to keep them informed of every development. Don't just rely on anyone. Let a disability lawyer help you.
SECURITY DISABILITY & SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)
Social Security Disability
Insurance (SSDI) benefits are the most common type of Social
Security benefits. They may be awarded to individuals who have
worked full time in recent years and who are now disabled.
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 five out of the last ten years before you became totally
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 very difficult. Most often, people
are initially rejected and are forced to appeal the decision
several times before being accepted 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 the disability does, in fact, prevent you from
working. Medical evidence is crucial. Simply appearing at the
hearing and saying "I am disabled" is not enough.
Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham, we will have
assist you from the very beginning when you file your initial
claim, and we will continue to represent you throughout your appeals
process and hearing. We will keep you informed throughout
the process. Many firms and organizations, including ones
you see on TV use paralegals and "advocates" to represent their clients. Our clients can rest assure and know that they will be represented by our experienced disability attorneys throughout their claim. We pride ourselves in providing full-service legal representation.
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
However, the disability requirements are identical to SSDI.
SSI applicants must also prove that their disability precludes
them from gainful employment for at least 12 months or expected to end in
death. The application process is the same and SSDI
claimants can also apply for SSI at the same time.
ATTORNEYS FEES UNLESS YOU WIN
Since many people who are applying 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 will owe no attorneys fees unless you win.
Serving Southern California
including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San
Diego, and Ventura County.