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Social Security/SSI Disability Attorney

Do you have a condition, injury, or illness that keeps you from working? My firm knows that it can be a stressful situation when you’re not working and are wondering how to pay your bills.  Just applying for benefits by yourself can be overwhelming. If you can not work, you are entitled to recover the money you paid into the system when you were working. Call, email, fill out the disability form or use our general contact form today so you can begin to benefit immediately from my experience and compassionate guidance.

Your medical condition, injury or illness can negatively affect your life. It can prevent you from working or living a normal life. The Social Security Administration has a system for determining whether your condition fits their definition of a “disability.”  The Administration also imposes deadlines to appeal denials of claims that you must satisfy. 

The disability claims process is long and frustrating for applicants. It is important for you to understand how the system works so that we can maximize you chances of winning. Call my office to speak with us so that we can answer your questions about the process.

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SSI Disability Attorney

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The Social Security Administration offers two forms of benefits for disabled people. Your work history and your assets determine the type of disability benefit to which you may be eligible. This page discusses how to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI benefits.


In order to qualify for SSD or SSI, a person must:

  • have a physical or mental disability (or both) that prevents them from working any type of job on a full time basis;
  • have a condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death;
  • be under the age of 65;
  • have worked five of the last 10 years before applying for disability benefits;
  • live in the United States or one of its territories;
  • The administration determines the monthly amount of wages you can earn and still qualify for disability benefits.  This level changes each year.  Blind applicants can earn more wages and qualify for benefits than sighted applicants. 


There are many ways that a person can become injured or sick enough to lose the ability to work. The Social Security Administration has a list of ailments that automatically qualify a person for disability benefits, including the following:

  • respiratory conditions;
  • cardiovascular conditions;
  • autoimmune disorders;
  • endocrine disorders;
  • neurological conditions;
  • mental health disorders;
  • musculoskeletal issues.

There are many ailments included in the regulations, but yours doesn’t have to be listed there in order to qualify for disability. If you can demonstrate that your listed or unlisted conditions keep you from working full-time, you may qualify for benefits.

I am one of the very few attorneys in Albuquerque who will file your initial claim for you.  I also appeal your claim when the Administration denies your claim.  If you need to file an initial application or if the administration has denied your initial claim, call my office to set up a free consultation.

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