Everett, WA is a suburb located 25 miles north of Seattle, in Snohomish County. Everett is the fourth largest city in the Puget Sound area and 2002 winner of the All-American City Award. The population of Everett is just over 103,000 with much of the workforce being highly skilled, technical talent. In 2009, a substantial number of the city’s 80,000-strong work-force were employed by Boeing (40%).
In December 2009, there were nearly 70,000 people listed as beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Everett or of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in current-payment status. By December 2010, that number was risen to nearly 73,000 people. Everett residents who are unable to work due to a “total” disability expected to last for at least one full year may be eligible to receive SSDI in Everett if they earned work credits from a qualifying job. If you are disabled and in the process of applying for social security disability, check your paystubs for evidence that your employers took federal withholding deductions for Social Security tax (FICA) out of your check. You can also find out if you have earned enough work credits over the last ten years to qualify simply by visiting your local Social Security Administration field office. In the event you did not earn enough work credits, you may still qualify for benefits.
Apply for Everett Social Security Disability Benefits
The application and review process for receiving Everett disability benefits is lengthy, lasting upward of a year sometimes. By the end of 2011, the SSA was approving about 35.5% of the initial social security claims filed in the state of Washington. The Social Security Administration relies heavily on receipt of medical documentation to make a determination on your Everett social security disability case. If you are missing medical documentation or if there is insufficient evidence to prove you have a qualifying disability, your claim may be denied. You should seek the help of an Everett social security disability attorney early in your SSD case. Your disability lawyer will review your documentation and make sure you have completed your application correctly and submitted enough of the right kinds of documentation to back your Everett disability claim. Your disability attorney will interact with the SSA on your behalf to do what he/she can to ensure your case runs smoothly. In a recent report issued by the Office of Inspector General for the SSA, it was discovered that hiring a disability attorney early in the application process significantly improves your chances of receiving disability benefits.
Even if you have already submitted your Everett social security disability application, you can still hire an attorney. If you have applied for benefits and your benefits have been denied, you have the right to appeal the decision within 60 days of receiving your denial letter. Be forewarned that filing an appeal can extend the review process on your social security disability case by months and even up to a year. Whether you are filing a Request for Reconsideration or Request for Disability Hearing, an Everett disability lawyer is a necessity. In the state of Washington, around 88% of Reconsideration requests are denied, but over 50% of claimants are awarded disability benefits at the hearing stage.
Listed below are the local Social Security Offices where an Everett Social Security applicant can file a claim for disability benefits:
Everett Social Security Disability
8625 Evergreen Way, Suite 250
Everett, WA 98208
Everett Social Security Disability Resources
In order to win your Everett social security disability case, you must be able to provide medical proof that you are unable to work as a result of a qualifying injury. If you are uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford to go to a doctor who can diagnose your condition, there are resources in the Everett area that may be of assistance to you.
Listed below are free/reduced-cost health clinics located in the Everett Area:
Community Health Center of Snohomish County
8609 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98208
Sea Mar CHC -Everett Behavioral Health Center
5007 Claremont Way
Everett WA 9820
Silver Lake Clinic
1818 121st St SE 255
Everett WA 98208
Everett Family Medicine
6783 S Redwood Rd STE 103
Everett, UT 84084
Providence Health & Services
1001 North Broadway
College Plaza Shopping Center
Everett WA 98201
Your Everett Disability Claim
Your Everett disability case depends on having a complete medical file that documents your disability. If you are missing information or otherwise do not have enough evidence to support your disability claim, you will likely not be approved for benefits. Before you even submit that initial claim, make sure you contact an Everett disability attorney. Your attorney will review your claim, guide you in the best course of action for your particular case and file the application and submit documentation on your behalf. As well, if your initial claim is denied, your Everett SSD attorney will represent you throughout the appeals process. The initial consultation with a disability lawyer is free and you will only have to pay if your attorney wins your case for you.