Scottsdale Social Security Disability Resources

If you are a worker who has suffered a debilitating injury that prohibits you from getting and keeping a job, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Scottsdale, AZ.

As a general rule, you should seek medical attention as soon as you are injured. That is because once your application is received by the local SSA field office, your file will be forwarded to the Arizona Disability Determination Services (DDS) for a thorough medical review. An administrative team will request your medical records from your treating physician and assess the severity of your disability to determine if you do in fact qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Scottsdale.

If there is sufficient evidence found in your medical file to support your disability claim, the DDS may recommend to the SSA that your case is approved. If there is not sufficient evidence to support your claim and your case is denied, you have to right to appeal the decision and ask the SSA to reconsider your case. During the reconsideration, you will have the opportunity to provide any missing documentation and your file will be reviewed by a separate administrative panel. Only about 28% of initial Social Security Disability claims in the state of Arizona are awarded. Of those denied, only 11.9% are awarded after a first appeal. If your claim is denied a second time, you can ask to have the case be brought before an administration law judge at a hearing. On average, you have a 50/50 chance of having your case awarded at the hearing level.

Scottsdale Health Resources

Your medical records play a significant part in determining if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Scottsdale. As such, it is important that you are receiving regular care from a physician who is actively treating your disability. If you are not currently under the medical care of a doctor or are in need of reduced-cost and free health care options, the following Scottsdale health care facilities may be of service to you.

Osborn Medical Center
7400 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 324-7000

Thompson Peak Hospital
7400 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 324-7000

Manos De Ayuda Inc
2851 N Melpomene Way
Tucson, AZ - 85749
(520)760-8645

Scottsdale Area Mental Health Resources

Access to mental health resources in the Scottsdale area is important for anyone suffering from a debilitating mental illness that prohibits them from being able to get and keep gainful employment. For assistance with mental health issues which have affected your ability to work, several facilities can service you.

Scottsdale Behavioral Health LLC
7400 East Pinnacle Peak Road #206
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 993-3303

Mental Health America of Arizona
6411 East Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 994-4407

Banner Behavioral Health Hospital – Scottsdale
7400 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 882-6040

Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale Social Security Disability Attorney

The average processing time for a Social Security Disability claim in the Scottsdale / Tucson area is well over a year if you have to appeal the initial decision. It may be in your best interest to get the advice of a Scottsdale Social Security Disability attorney. A good attorney can help you to streamline and expedite the application and decision process and keep you from running into unnecessary financial distress. Many attorneys will only charge you 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 amount an attorney can collect for representing you in your Scottsdale social security disability case 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 Scottsdale disability attorney.