Yakima woman applies for Social Security Disability benefits.

Don’t Delay Getting the Benefits You Deserve

Your doctor said you shouldn’t work because of your health problems — and you should file for Social Security Disability benefits.

But you’ve heard applying for benefits is hard. It takes a lot of work. It takes a long time. People get denied and have to appeal.

Remember this: You earned these benefits when you worked and paid into the Social Security system. You shouldn’t let the system scare you away from getting all the financial help you can.

Monthly checks from Social Security Disability go a long way toward preserving your independence — and dignity — while you’re dealing with serious health problems that stop you from doing everything you used to do.

So don’t hesitate to apply. The sooner you start the process, the better.

If you can’t work, let the attorneys at Bothwell & Hamill go to work to get you benefits.

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Yakima man wonders if he qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits.

How Do I Know if I Qualify for Benefits?

Social Security has some basic conditions to qualify for disability benefits:

  • You worked and have a substantial record of paying into the Social Security system.
  • Because of health problems, you cannot continue in your job.
  • You also cannot switch to another job.
  • Your medical conditions have lasted, or will last, at least a year — or eventually lead to death.

When you’re applying for benefits, you’ll need to fill out a lot of forms. You’ll need to provide medical records on the health conditions that keep you from working. You’ll need to provide a work history.

Bothwell & Hamill has been helping people with all of this for years in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Richland, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and across Central Washington.

You PAY NO ATTORNEY FEE until you win. And we don’t charge anything for you to talk to us about your case.

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Yakima woman needs to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

Why Social Security Denies Claims Like Yours

Most people get denied when they first apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security has thousands of rules, regulations and procedures.

Denials can happen for many reasons:

  • Your doctor doesn’t know the legal definition of a disability.
  • A Social Security employee fails to obtain medical records.
  • Social Security finds an error or inconsistency in your information.

Appeals give you a chance to correct these issues and win benefits.

Social Security’s own numbers have shown that if you have a professional representative, you’re more likely to win.

Tom Bothwell of Bothwell & Hamill has more experience in Social Security Disability than any other attorney in Central Washington.

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He (Tom Bothwell) personally helped me fill (out) and file my claim. It was approved on applying.”

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