Social Security Disability Lawyer in Flagstaff, Arizona
Let a Flagstaff Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsIf you are suffering from an injury or serious illness, you know how difficult it can be in your everyday life. If that disability has forced you to leave your full-time job, the problem can be compounded. The loss of income added to the medical bills and other household financial obligations can add up to an unbearable situation. In that event, you could be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. These benefits could be the lifeline to help you and your family make ends meet.
To apply for disability benefits, you have several options. You can visit a local branch of the Social Security Administration, call the national toll-free telephone number or go online to the SSA website. Another option for applying for disability benefits is to talk with a social security disability benefits attorney. A disability benefits lawyer can significantly increase your chances of winning your case while helping you sidestep many of the pitfalls that the average person encounters from applying on their own. Your disability benefits advocate will help you through every step of the procedure, including any and all appeals that may be necessary.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Flagstaff, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-7156
This office also serves clients in Bellemont, Cottonwood and surrounding areas.
Nicknamed “The City of Seven Wonders”, Flagstaff sits in northern Arizona just south of the San Francisco Peaks. The city earned its name thanks to a Ponderosa Pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston. Today it is home to the Lowell Observatory – one of the oldest in the country – and Northern Arizona University. But as the seat of Coconino County, Flagstaff and the surrounding area is also home to more than 17,000 disabled people . If you are part of that group, you may be wise to learn if you are eligible for disability benefits.
It is important to note that there is a difference between social security disability (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits. SSD benefits are granted to workers who have paid a significant amount into the social security disability fund. Those payments are generally made through FICA taxes that are routinely take out of your paycheck. If you become disabled, you are eligible to receive payments from that fund. Conversely, if you have not worked long enough or paid enough into the fund, you will likely receive SSI payments. There is a chance that you may be eligible for both SSD and SSI benefits, but it is rare since you must be able to prove that you are extremely low income.
Additionally, once you are granted disability benefits, you will also be eligible to receive medical benefits through Medicare or Medicaid. The type of medical insurance you get depends mostly upon the type of disability benefits you are awarded. If you are granted SSD benefits, you will likely receive Medicare and if you are granted SSI, you likely will have Medicaid. Similar to disability benefits, in rare cases you will be able to receive both types of insurance if you can prove your income level.
Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care
2920 N. 4th St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Verde Valley Wellness Center
269 S Candy Lane
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
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