Your Glendale social security disability case will involve an extensive process to determine if you are eligible to receive disability benefits. According to the Social Security Act, workers who suffer debilitating injuries may qualify to receive social security disability benefits if their injuries prevent them from achieving gainful employment for no less than twelve months.
When you submit your application to the local Social Security Administration (SSA) field office, your case file is sent to the Arizona Disability Determination Services (DDS). The DDS is responsible for reviewing new cases and making re-eligibility determinations on current Glendale social security disability claims. Once your file is received in the DDS office, an administrative team reviews both the information in your application and your medical records to determine if you do, in fact, suffer from a qualifying disability.
If there is enough medical evidence to support your disability claim, the DDS may recommend to the SSA that your Glendale social security disability claim be approved. If there is not enough evidence found in your medical records to support your disability claim, the DDS can require you to produce further documentation, undergo a state-paid examination by one of their affiliate doctors or they may opt to simply deny your claim altogether. Currently, only 28% of all initial social security disability claims in the state of Arizona are awarded. If your claim is denied, you will have the right to appeal the decision and request reconsideration. During this process, you will have the opportunity to gather any missing medical information to present to the administration team during the appeals process. If the appeal is denied, you may request that your Glendale social security disability case be heard by an administration law judge. In the North Phoenix area, 38.2% of cases that are heard by an ALJ are awarded.
Glendale Health Resources
The DDS uses the contents of your medical records to come to a decision on your Glendale social security disability case. Make sure you are receiving regular medical treatment for your disability. If you are not currently under the medical care of a doctor or are in need of reduced-cost or free health care options, the following facilities may be of service to you.
We Care Urgent Care
7615 W. Thunderbird Road
Peoria, AZ 85381
Banner North Peoria Primary Care
10204 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite 160
Peoria, AZ 85383
Surprise Family Medicine
14239 W. Bell Road #225
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Glendale Area Mental Health Resources
If you are suffering from a debilitating mental illness that prevents you from getting a keeping a job, you may qualify for social security disability in Glendale, AZ. For assistance with mental health issues which have affected your ability to work, the following facilities can be of service to you.
Touchstone Behavioral Health
15648 N. 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Aurora Behavioral Health System
6015 W Peoria Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
Glendale Supplemental Social Security Benefits
The Federal social security disability benefit for an independent individual is $783 and $1,175 for a couple. The state of Arizona does not provide a supplement to adult recipients of federal social security benefits.
When to Find a Glendale Social Security Disability Attorney
Your Glendale social security disability claim can turn out to be a lengthy process and if you are unable to work due to a disability, the financial hardship that can result from the process can be difficult to manage. Currently, the average processing time for a social security disability case in Glendale / North Phoenix is about a year if you have to appeal a decision. A Glendale social security disability attorney can help guide you through the process more quickly and improve your chances of being awarded disability benefits.
Many attorneys will only charge a fee if they win your case. If your attorney wins, a standard fee of 25% of your award is collected from retroactive benefits. The maximum an attorney can collect is $6,000. If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Glendale disability attorney.