In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Mesa, AZ, you must prove to the Social Security Administration that you are completely unable to work as a result of a disabling condition. It’s important to keep in mind also that the disability claims process can take a significant period of time to complete.
You will put in your initial application for review and it’s likely that it will be denied, as most are at this stage. If you’re denied, you can request a reconsideration of your SSD claim. If that review also results in denial, you may appeal the decision and your claim will then be scheduled for a court review in front of an Administrative Law Judge. About 57% of claimants receive Mesa disability benefits after all is said and done, but the whole process can take a year or longer to complete.
Mesa Health Resources
You’ll submit your application for Mesa Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income to your local SSA office where it will be reviewed for completeness. If all documentation is present, the application will be forwarded on to the Mesa Disability Determination Services (DDS) office where medical documentation will be thoroughly reviewed under the eligibility guidelines of the SSA. You must show in your application that you’ve gotten appropriate and ongoing medical treatment for the condition(s) causing your disability. Doing so with limited income can be difficult. Here are some low cost and free Mesa disability resources for healthcare services to help you out.
Adelante Healthcare Mesa
2204 S. Dobson Rd. 101
Mesa, AZ 85202
Christ the King Catholic Church Community Center
1616 E. Broadway Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85204
Mesa Family Health Center
59 S. Hibbert St.
Mesa, AZ 85210
For additional resources for low cost medical care in the Mesa area, you can contact the Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of Public Health at (602) 542-1023, or visit their website. Additionally, if you are of Native American descent, you may have additional resources available to you. Consider contacting Indian Health Services in Phoenix at (602) 364-5039 for more information.
Mesa Mental Health Resources
Your disability may be driven by a mental or psychological condition, or such conditions may play a part in your physical disability. Either way, you’ll need to include documentation in your application for Mesa disability benefits that shows you’ve received proper treatment from a mental health or behavioral healthcare practice. Here are a few Mesa disability resources for low cost and free mental health services.
Touchstone Behavioral Health
1845 South Dobson Rd., Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85202
Open Gate Christian Counseling Center
255 W Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Again, if you’re of Native American descent, additional resources and referrals may be obtained through Indian Health Services, at (602)364-5039.
Mesa Supplemental Security Benefits
Those SSD recipients who need long term residential care or similar assistance may also qualify for Supplemental Security Income, and many people additionally qualify for Medicaid and Medicare coverage. For more information on SSI, contact the Mesa SSA Division office at:
Social Security Administration
702 W Jerome Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
To learn more about Medicaid waivers and Medicare eligibility, contact:
Arizona’s Medicaid Agency
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
801 E Jefferson St., MD 3800
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Your Mesa Social Security Disability Claim
Extensive medical records in your disability application can boost your chances of being found eligible for Mesa disability benefits but nothing guarantees a positive determination. A Mesa Social Security Disability lawyer can help increase your odds of receiving benefits though.
Paying for legal services on a limited income can be intimidating. A Mesa Social Security attorney will charge no upfront costs, however, and only receives payment if you receive benefits. If your claim is approved, the attorney would then receive 25% (up to a max of $6,000) of the retroactive benefits paid to you.
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 Mesa disability attorney.