Social Security Disability Lawyers

Oregon, California and Washington Social Security Disability Attorneys

 Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disability benefit system is one of the most complicated and confusing of all the federal bureaucracies. Winning a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim can be challenging, lengthy and unfortunately, sometimes heart-breaking.

Why you need a Social Security Disability attorney

The Social Security Administration turns down more than 60 percent of people who initially apply for disability. If you are initially denied, you must request reconsideration and a different team will look at your claim.

Many who appeal are denied a second time.

If you are denied at this level, then you have 60 days to request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). This is when expert legal assistance is especially critical. Finally, if the judge denies your claim, you can request a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. After all administrative appeals are exhausted, you may file an action in federal court.

Experience matters

The Social Security Disability lawyers at Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens law firm have helped individuals in Oregon, California, Washington and throughout the United States fight for and obtain the disability payments they need to pay their medical bills, pay their mortgages, keep their retirement accounts, and pay for activities of daily living. The law does not allow us to charge you a fee unless we recover benefits and our fee is limited to 25% of the back owing benefits.

The Social Security Disability lawyers at Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens have successfully:

  • Practiced Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income law for more than 30 years
  • Handled thousands of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims, including thousands of appealed cases before administrative law judges, the Appeals Counsel, as well as cases in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, as well as the Circuit Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit.

Don’t give up on your SSD or SSI claim

Each year, over a million plus people give up on their claim, while continuing to suffer from the physical, mental and emotional challenges related to their disability. If you are considering filing or appealing a Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit or Supplemental Security Income Claim, we can help.

Our office knows exactly what can delay your claim, and we’re fully aware of the information that the Social Security Administration officials need. If you have questions regarding Social Security law, contact the Social Security Disability Attorneys at Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located with Offices throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California. We look forward to serving you.

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