Working for the disabled.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) law is federal administrative law. Abarca Vindiola, PLC represents adult individuals in claims to the Social Security Administration for disability insurance and SSI benefits. Our office provides services ranging from filing an initial application to appealing denials, representation at a hearing before an administrative law judge, and appealing unfavorable hearing decisions to the Appeals Council. Our office is located in Bakersfield, CA near the local Social Security hearing offices.
FEES & COSTS
There is no upfront cost for our representation, and consultations are free. Our fee is contingent upon whether you are awarded past-due benefits, in which case our fee is generally 25% of those past-due benefites with a maximum fee of $6000. All fees for representing your claim must be approved by the Social Security Administration. However, if we advance the costs of obtaining your medical records, then you will be responsible for paying those costs directly to us if we win your claim.
Generally, Attorneys Abarca and Vindiola both will work on your case. Before the hearing level, most of your interaction will be with the staff and non-attorney representative who are working under the direct supervision of the attorneys. Whether the attorney or non-attorney representative will represent you at your hearing is generally determined by scheduling and availability. If you insist on having one or the other representative, we will try to accommodate your preference. In any case, there will be only one fee if you are awarded past-due benefits.