At Ortega Disability Group, we are a group of experienced individuals based in California who are committed to assisting disabled individuals to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. It’s important to know what we do before you decide you need us! As always, our SSI attorney near Oakland is available for a free consultation, but read more to discover who we are.
What Are We?
A disability advocate is a person who is trained specifically to help you with your qualifications and get your Social Security Disability claims approved. While many people seek the help of a disability advocate after their initial application has been denied, it’s important to note that you can have representation at each stage of the process—even before you submit the initial application.
What Do We Do?
As your Social Security Disability advocate, we can help you file a Request for Consideration if your initial application was denied. We can represent you at your first hearing before an Administrative Law Judge when the time comes. If your case is denied after the hearing, we can represent your case when it goes before the Social Security Appeals Council and if we have to, we can help with your case if it hits Federal Court. You may not think you need an advocate, but many people who have hired us have found our process to be advantageous to their claim, helping work through the case in a timely manner.
How Are We Paid?
We do not charge you any money out-of-pocket and our fees are contingent. The Social Security Administration regulates all fees for representatives and most advocates limit their fees to 25% of the retroactive award recovered for the claimant. The Social Security Administration will pay your advocate directly from your retroactive award. No fee is owed for claimants who do not win their case.
Contact Us Today
You should be seeking our counsel if you have a severe ailment or a disability that will not let you work within the next 12 months. Our SSI attorneys near Oakland are only paid if we win your case, so contact us today for a free case evaluation, and we will be able to help you get all of your paperwork and medical documents in order when the time comes to file your claim. We work with you and your case from start to finish and are always available to answer any questions you may have during the filing process.