When living with a disabling condition that prevents you from achieving any type of gainful employment, finances are often a primary concern. If you have ever considered applying for Social Security Disability benefits to help alleviate some of this financial stress, you should talk to a Gresham Social Security Disability lawyer today. Your Gresham Social Security lawyer will be able to walk you through the entire process of applying for your benefits even if you have already tried and been denied.
Gresham, a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, is an attractive place to live. Gresham, Oregon was originally known as Campground because it was the place where settlers would stop for the night when they were traveling to Portland, Oregon, which is 10 miles away. Now the fourth largest city in Oregon, with a population of 105,594 in the 2010 census, Gresham has established itself as much more than just a way station.
Gresham was informed early in its history that it could not be granted status as a city until it received its own post office and zip code. When the people of the area learned this, one of the local shop owners offered part of his store to house the new post office. The post office was granted in 1884, but it took until 1905 for the area to become a city. The people decided to name their new city after the Civil War general Walter Quinton Gresham who also held the position of Postmaster General.
Gresham has taken advantage of its history as a temporary stopover point to develop a very good system of transportation with several interstate highways, 2 light rail stations, an internal bus system as well as a Greyhound station, an Amtrak station, and access to Portland International Airport.
Gresham’s downtown holds over 150 shops, restaurants, and other attractions. There is live music at least once a week in the Center for the Arts Plaza. Gresham is also the home of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival every year. Bike trails run over 116 miles in and around the city. The League of American Bicyclists even named Gresham a “Bicycle Friendly Community” in 2010.
Gresham is located between 2 of Oregon’s favorite recreational parks, Mt. Hood and the Columbian River Gorge. Depending on the season, residents can ski, hike, camp, bike, fish and any number of other activities.
Applying for Gresham Social Security Disability Benefits
If you are considering getting started with the Social Security Disability application process, your chances of having your claim accepted will greatly improve if you have the help of a Gresham Social Security lawyer. Many applicants are denied Social Security benefits simply because of missing or improperly completed application forms. Your Gresham Social Security lawyer has been through the process and can help make sure that everything is presented properly to the Social Security Administration.
Further, your Gresham disability lawyer can help you to file for appeal in the case that your initial claim is denied, and can represent you at hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. In many cases, Gresham Social Security lawyers will be familiar with individual judges at the Portland Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review (the office responsible for conducting hearings for Gresham residents) and can therefore prepare you appropriately prior to the hearing date.
Hiring a Gresham Disability Attorney
Social Security lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that if you are not approved for benefits, your lawyer will not collect a fee. Even then, you do not have to pay your Gresham Social Security lawyer from your monthly benefits, but rather as a percentage of the back pay that you are awarded.
To review the facts regarding of your disability claim and better understand the options available to you, contact a Gresham Social Security lawyer today
A Gresham Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Multnomah County, Hood River County, Clackamas County, Wahsington County, and Columbia County: Wood Village, Fairvew, Cottrell, Bull Run, Sandy, Barton, Demascus, Happy Valley, Portland, Milwaukie, Sunnyside, Redland, Kelso and Vancouver, WA.