Skilled, Comprehensive Representation For Those Seeking Assistance With Social Security Matters

Individuals rely on their work to support their housing, health and future. Unfortunately, people often find that after an injury or an illness, they are unable to support themselves and must apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Low McKinley & Salenko, LLP, assists clients from the Sacramento area and across California in navigating the various needs of the Social Security Disability application process. We have extensive experience supplying guidance to clients and successfully navigating the often-complex system of Social Security.

What Is A Disability?

The Social Security Administration provides benefits to people who cannot “engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment.” Additionally, this condition must be long term, meaning it is expected to last – or has lasted – at least 12 months. Qualifying conditions include:

  • Paralysis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Amputations
  • Blindness
  • Multiple sclerosis

It also includes any number of permanent, incurable or long-lasting conditions that prevent a person from performing work.

However, there is often a case in which a disability may prevent one from performing their current work duties but does not prevent them from any and all work. In these situations, it is possible to receive “partial disability benefits.”

What Benefits Are Available?

Disability benefits allow for people to receive salary replacement, assistance with hospital bills and reimbursement for needed accommodations in a new position. Social Security regulates these, benefits and it may require additional assistance from an attorney to protect your benefits. Contact us to schedule a confidential meeting to discuss your individual situation.