Social Security Disability Lawyer Fresno
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At LaPorte Law Firm, our dedicated team of disability attorneys has been staunchly defending the rights of California’s residents since 1982, aligning ourselves with them in their struggle against a system not inherently designed in their favor.
This commitment extends to all of Fresno’s nearly 550,000 residents who may require our assistance to fight for their social security disability rights.
Our disability lawyers in Fresno County are well-versed in the significant legal rights and options available to our clients, aiming to secure maximum compensation for their injuries and disabilities. We are committed to explaining each of these avenues as we work closely with you throughout your legal journey.
“If problems arise when dealing with Social Security Disability, calling LaPorte Law Firm is the best thing you can do. Professional, experienced, confident, and reassuring are a few words I’d use when recommending them.”
Social Security Disability Attorneys and Legal Specialists in Fresno, CA
Since receiving his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1979, Terry LaPorte has dedicated his legal career to representing individuals in Social Security Disability claims and appeals. In 1982, he established LaPorte Law Firm in Northern California, specializing in Social Security Disability law. For over 40 years, Terry and the LaPorte Law Firm team have successfully represented thousands of clients in California and the Western States.
Kevin LaPorte received his JD from the University of San Francisco Law School where he was also awarded an International and Comparative Law Certificate with Honors. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, where he has received specialized training in Social Security Disability Law.
Kelsey LaPorte is a zealous advocate for her clients, committed to helping them obtain the benefits they deserve while guiding them through a time in which they adjust to the effects of their disability on their daily life. With specialized expertise in appeals, she has demonstrated success in appeals to both the Social Security Appeal Council as well as federal lawsuits against the Social Security Administration.
Maria Miranda-Hammon has decades of experience as a Legal Specialist, representing clients since 1994. She is an experienced and dedicated Social Security legal representative who is deeply committed to achieving a successful outcome for every client. Maria specializes in the representation of claimants with SSI and SSA disability claims and appeals at Social Security hearing offices and district offices.
Our Fresno disability lawyers are here to answer all of your questions.
How much does a disability Lawyer in Fresno cost ?
In Fresno, as in other parts of the United States, Social Security Disability lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if the case is won. The fee is generally capped at 25% of the client’s back pay, up to a maximum of $7,200, as regulated by the Social Security Administration. There are usually no upfront costs, but clients might be responsible for additional expenses like obtaining medical records. At LaPorte Law Firm we even offer a free initial consultation to assess your case and discuss the different options available to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
SSDI is a disability insurance program financed by your Social Security paycheck deductions. Unless prohibited by your age, you must have worked a total of 10 years (40 quarters), 5 of which must be within the last 10 years (20 of the last 40 quarters). In order to be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must have earned FICA-taxed wages during this work period.
For Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, no work time is required at all. There are, however, limits to eligibility based on how much property you own or money you have in the bank, as the SSI program is aimed at individuals who lack income or resources and are disabled. Benefits are paid as a flat rate, and the amount may be reduced if you receive any money or assistance from any source.
With both SSI and SSDI, you must be found disabled. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees both programs and defines disability as being unable to perform any “substantial gainful activity.”
Equipped with years of experience and thousands of successful cases, LaPorte Law Firm is the leading disability attorney in the Bay Area, and we have the awards and certifications to prove it.