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Common Social Security Disability Questions

People inquiring about Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) often wonder if they are eligible for benefits. The SSD and SSI programs are surrounded by numerous questions. Individuals facing the application process for either SSD or SSI can find the process, rules and regulations confusing. As a skilled lawyer, I can provide my clients with answers to common Social Security Disability questions.

Oregon Disability Attorney

In my years of practicing Social Security law, I have guided hundreds of clients to successful resolutions in SSD and SSI cases. At the beginning of the process, clients tend to have a great deal of questions. On this website, I will attempt to answer the most common questions. I encourage individuals to contact my office for a free consultation to discuss their specific situation in greater detail.

  • What can I do if I have been denied Social Security benefits? Even if you are denied benefits at the initial application stage, you can appeal that decision. An experienced attorney can explain the appeals process.
  • Do I qualify for benefits? There are several factors that are considered, including your income level, your employment status and the level of severity of your current medical condition.
  • How long will my case take? Every case is different based on when and where you file, and what your circumstances are. It is wise to contact a lawyer as early as possible in the process to keep everything running smoothly.
  • What's the difference between SSD and SSI? While both SSD and SSI are based on your disability, the benefits differ between the two programs based on your earnings history and financial eligibility. SSI is based on your need without regard to your work history.
  • When should I call a lawyer? Ultimately, the sooner the better. Whether you are filing your initial application or if you receive a denial letter, an attorney can guide you through the process.
  • Can I try to work? The rules about working after you have applied or been awarded Social Security benefits are very complicated. In all situations, it is wise to work with an experienced Portland-area attorney to ensure that you are well within the government's guidelines.
  • Why do I need a lawyer? The rules and regulations surrounding SSD and SSI are complex, and it is wise to at least consult with a lawyer to ensure that you are meeting all deadlines and your paperwork is filled out correctly.

Essentially, every situation is different. These, and many more questions related to your unique situation can be addressed through a free consultation with attorney Robyn Rebers. Contact me by phone or email to discuss your case.

Contact Me To Schedule A Free Consultation

I take the time to answer pertinent questions and inform my clients on the disability claims process, so they can understand their options and become confident decision-makers regarding their legal needs. Email or call my office today for a free consultation regarding your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability claim.

Convenient Locations In Tualatin and Clackamas

Appointments Available at the Following Locations:

Robyn M. Rebers LLC
8215 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road,
Suite 200

Tualatin, OR 97062

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Clackamas location
10121 SE Sunnyside Road,
Suite 300
Clackamas, OR 97015
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Phone Numbers
Toll Free: 800-219-0976
Local: 503-388-4191
Fax: 888-398-8793


At the Robyn M. Rebers LLC in Clackamas County, Oregon, I handle cases of Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income applications and appeals. I represent clients throughout Oregon, including those in Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Yamhill County and Marion County, as well as the cities of Tualatin, Clackamas, Portland, Wilsonville, Gladstone, Beaverton, Tigard, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Sherwood, Newberg, Damascus, Sunnyside, Jennings Lodge, Oatfield, Oak Grove, Hillsboro, Sheridan, Molalla, Canby, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Oregon City, Sandy, River Grove, Charbonneau, King City, Aloha, Woodburn, Aurora, Donald, Hubbard, St. Paul and McMinnville.

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