About 20 miles east of the city of Phoenix lies Maricopa County, which is the home of Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is a center of population as the 3rd largest city in the state. As of 2010 census, its population was 439,041. This city is well known for its golf courses and the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility.
The official tally of the Social Security Administration (SSA) last December 2010 revealed that there are 144,342 individuals receiving benefits from Supplementary Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in the state of Arizona. In the greater Mesa area, the same report showed there are 17, 570 people receiving disability benefits.
In order to be awarded disability benefits, a person must have a total disability. A total disability is defined by not being able to work for over 1 year. In order to qualify for SSDI, you have must have worked at a job during which you paid into the Social Security system for 5 out of the last 10 years. If you are applying for SSI, your work history will not come into play. Instead, your net worth must be less than $2,000.
Apply for Mesa Social Security Disability Benefits
The application process for disability benefits will only be successful if you have filed your papers correctly. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies applications that do not have correct medical documents. Over 60% of the total applications are denied because of this and other problems. Before you file your application, it is a good idea to hire a Mesa Social Security Disability Attorney. The disability attorney can help you organize your papers correctly. Your attorney will know what papers are needed and how to file them properly.
If you get denied, you have 60 days after the denial letter has reached you to file a Request for Reconsideration, followed by a Disability Hearing. In both cases, you are advised to hire a Mesa disability lawyer to be your legal consultant. According to statistics over 90% of the Requests for Reconsideration are denied, but over 60% of applications at the hearing stage are approved. With a disability lawyer by your side, you can improve your chances of receiving benefits. Your disability lawyer will oversee the filing of appropriate documents, educate you about the application process, and help with the preparation of your testimony for the hearing before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
Mesa Social Security applications can be filed at the local Social Security Office listed below:
Mesa Social Security Disability
702 W Jerome Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85210
Mesa Social Security Disability Resources
It is more likely that you will have your disability benefits approved by the SSA when you have all the proper and complete medical documentation needed to prove that you are not able to work due to a total disability. Getting proper medical care can be a challenge when you have been out of work for a while.
Listed below are medical clinics in the Mesa area that offer free or reduced cost clinics:
Hoops Of Hope
P.O. Box 22227
Mesa, AZ 85277
Adelante Healthcare Mesa
2204 S. Dobson Rd. Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85202
CARE Partnership Clinic
466 S Bellview St
Mesa, AZ 85204
Carriage Manor Community Wellness Clinic
7550 E Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ 85208
Your Mesa Disability Claim
If you do not have all the paperwork that needs to be filed, it is almost impossible to have your Social Security Disability benefits application approved. Seeking the help of a Mesa Disability attorney will greatly increase your chances of approval. Your social security attorney will evaluate your claim and take care of filing everything for you. In the case of a denial, the attorney will be your representative for the appeal process.
Your initial consultation with a Social Security disability attorney does not cost anything, and he or she will not be paid unless your disability claim is approved. Click here, if you would like your case evaluated by a qualified disability attorney or advocate.