Disability Benefits Attorney Serving Stanwood and Island, Skagit & Snohomish Counties
At the Law Office of Dale Wagner our highly experienced team can help you understand your legal rights and assist you in your application for Social Security disability benefits. Count on our experienced disability benefits attorney to provide professional and compassionate legal services in your time of need.
Disability Benefits Attorney in Stanwood
If you’ve been unable to work for 12 continuous calendar months due to a physical or mental health condition, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits based on your prior earnings or those of a deceased spouse. Benefits vary based on the premiums paid into the system while you were employed.
The law currently requires you show earnings in 20 of the 40 calendar quarters prior to becoming disabled, and/or five of the prior 10 years of employment. If you need the help of a disability benefits attorney, call the legal professionals at the Law Office of Dale Wagner for a free consultation. Our experienced team takes pride in providing superior disability benefits legal services throughout Skagit and Snohomish Counties.
Two-Step Analysis Process
The Social Security Administration and independent administrative law judges use a two-step analysis to determine if your condition or disability qualifies you as legally disabled. The first step examines whether your conditions meet or exceed a set of impairment standards. If they do, regardless of your age, education or work experience, you’ll qualify as disabled.
Understanding Residual Function Capacity
If your conditions do not qualify you as disabled, the next step is examining your remaining physical and mental capacity to perform work. This is better known as your ‘residual function capacity’. These qualification procedures can be frustrating and stressful without knowledgeable legal help, and the legal experts at the Law Office of Dale Wagner understand that. Our experienced team works diligently to help our clients secure the disability benefits they deserve, and we can also expertly assist with workers’ compensation legal claims.
Experienced Disability Benefits Attorney Serving Stanwood and All of Island, Skagit & Snohomish Counties
Serving the communities of Stanwood, Camano Island, Arlington, Mt. Vernon, Marysville, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mukilteo, Monroe, Sultan, Anacortes, Warm Beach, Gold Bar and Darrington