Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham
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The Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham is a disability law firm dedicated to helping disabled claimants receive the Social Security Disability and SSI benefits they are entitled to. 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. The law 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 disabled clients navigate the often complex Social Security Disability application process. Expect professional representation from an experienced disability and SSI lawyer. Don't just rely on an unlicensed advocate. Let a Social Security disability attorney 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 winning.


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 general rule, 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

  Your physical or mental condition(s) must last, or be expected to last at least 1 year or expected to end in death.

The Application Process for receiving 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.

At the
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 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 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.


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 fees.

Serving Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura County.

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