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When an unexpected injury or disabling condition occurs and you cannot provide for yourself or your family, immediate action must be taken. If you are disabled, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you’re a federal employee and were injured on the job, you may also be entitled to Federal Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) benefits.
At Yako Law, we focus specifically in the areas of Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and Federal Workers’ Compensation. Although you are not required to have a lawyer present your SSDI claim, Yako Law can significantly improve your likelihood of getting approved. Over 60% of initial Social Security applications are denied. About 70% of claims are being denied at hearings in the Phoenix metropolitan area at present. Majority of these claims are from individuals too inexperienced to sufficiently develop the evidence needed to prove disability.
Don’t face the government alone and hire Yako Law to fight to get the benefits you deserve. We DO NOT collect a fee from your social security case unless YOU WIN. In addition, every case is personally handled by Alden Yako and no one else! Get your benefits by calling Yako Law now for a FREE consultation.
(Practice limited to SSA and OWCP)
At Yako Law, we focus specifically on assisting clients in their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. We help clients determine if they are eligible to apply for SSD/SSI and handle the application process. We work with their doctors to ensure a expedite process in building their case. Additionally, we draft requests for reconsideration, draft appeals, and attend SSD hearings.
If you are an injured federal employee, Yako Law can help you get and/or keep the federal workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. We help you file claims, work with your doctor, represent you at hearings, file appeals, handle modified job offers, and guide you through the OWCP claims process.
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At Yako Law, we focus specifically on assisting clients in their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. We help clients determine if they are eligible to apply for SSD/SSI and handle the application process. We work with your doctor to ensure a expedite process in building your case. Additionally, we draft requests for reconsideration, draft appeals, and attend SSD hearings.
If you are an injured federal employee, Yako Law can help you get and/or keep the federal workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. We help you file claims, work with your doctor, represent you at hearings, file appeals, handle modified job offers, and guide you through the OWCP claims process. (PRACTICE LIMITED TO SSA AND OWCP)
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI ) is wage replacement income for individuals who have worked and paid FICA taxes. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are payable to disabled workers, widows, widowers, and children or adults disabled since childhood who are otherwise eligible. To be eligible to receive SSDI you or a qualifying family member must be fully insured under the Social Security program. To be fully insured, you must:
• Have a disability that causes no substantial gainful employment that is expected to last at least one year or result in death
• Have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of a disability
Yako Law will help clients determine their eligibility, application process, draft appeals if necessary, and attend SSD hearings.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays monthly cash benefits to people who are age 65 or older, those who are blind or those who have a disability and who do not own much or have a lot of income. The standard of disability is the same as with Social Security Disability (SSD), however, to qualify for Supplemental Security Income a financial need threshold must also be met. SSI is not just for adults as monthly SSI Disability benefits may go to disabled and blind children too. We will help you understand your SSI Eligibility, so you’ll know if you’re eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits.
We will help you understand the amount of benefits you may receive. We will answer any question about the SSI process as needed.
Federal Workers’ Compensation is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). The OWCP is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Federal workers’ compensation is not subject to state law. This enables Yako Law to help injured federal government employees nationwide obtain the federal workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to report the injury to your employer immediately. This is true for traumatic injuries as well as occupational injuries, such as repetitive stress.
A claimant is entitled to benefits such as wages, payment for medical care and vocational rehabilitation, if necessary. Medical benefits include surgery, hospital stays, supplies for treatment and transportation. Yako Law can assist clients in filing claims, work with your doctor, file appeals, handle modified job offers, and guide you through the OWCP claims process.
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Answer: NO FEE UNLESS YOU WIN! The Social Security Administration regulates the amount that an attorney can charge in SSDI/SSI cases. If your claim is approved, Yako Law will collect 25% of any retroactive payments awarded to you, up to a maximum fee of $6,000, whichever is less. If your case requires appeals representation to the Appeals Council and/or Federal District Court, a higher amount may be paid in attorney fees. Also, expenses involved with obtaining medical records from your healthcare providers will be billed to you upon completion of your case.
Answer: Depends on the amount you have earned during work and placed in the system. The more you earn, the more you get. The average number for a disability check is approximately $750 per month right now. You can receive payments as soon as 60 days. For SSI claimants, if there is an emergency financial situation, you might be able to get benefits processed more quickly by going in person to the local office and explaining your dire financial needs.
Answer: The Social Security Administration allows 60 days for an appeal to be filed.
Answer: These include but are not limited to:
Degenerative disc disease
Chronic pain syndrome
Bone and joint pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Congestive heart failure
Liver and kidney disease
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Intermittent explosive disorder
Low Birth Weight
Special Senses and Speech
Congenital and Neurological Disorders
Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases)
Immune System Disorders
Answer: Over 60% of initial Social Security applications are denied. At the reconsideration level, 85% of reconsiderations get denied. About 70% of claims are being denied at hearings in the Phoenix metropolitan area at present. Being represented by a disability lawyer at the hearing level can raise your chances to 60%. Therefore, hiring Yako Law is a smart decision.
Answer: In a federal workers’ compensation claim, you are entitled to: medical care, replacement of lost wages, and a schedule award for permanent injury to specific limbs or organs. A notice must be filed within three years of the date of injury. However, if a claim is not filed within three years, compensation may still be paid if written notice of injury was given within 30 days, or the employer had actual knowledge of the injury within 30 days after it occurred.
Answer: Report the injury to the supervisor right away and obtain first aid as necessary;
- Complete a written report (Form CA-1 or CA-2) and give it to the supervisor;
- If a traumatic injury is involved, and further medical treatment is needed, obtain authorization (Form CA-16) from the supervisor for treatment by a physician of the employee’s choice. If that physician is not available, the employee still has the right to choose a treating physician and should therefore select another;
- If a traumatic injury is involved, furnish the supervisor with medical evidence of any disability within 10 calendar days of claiming continuation of pay.
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What I admire most about Alden is that he’s a straight shooter. He informed me of my chances of winning my case and gave me as much information as possible. I was also impressed that he was able to lower the cost of my medical records and save me money. I wouldn’t hesitate to call Alden.
Mr. Yako was so helpful in my case. He took care of the entire process for me with professionalism and attention. He was available every time I called. He answered all my questions and would always call to check on how I was doing. He made me feel like my case was his only priority. I highly recommend Mr. Yako.