Aggressive, Experienced, Quality Legal Representation for our Social Security Disability and SSI Clients in the Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Placer and Sacramento counties.
The Yuba City Family Law Office of Yana Berrier is dedicated to vigorous representation of every client in pursuit of their interests.
This office will work hard to secure the all available disability benefits you may be entitled to. Yana Berrier has had over 10 years of experience in successfully representing clients in social security disability cases.
To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, serving Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Placer counties, please call 530 674-2258 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation is free and if there is no recovery, you will not be responsible for any attorney fees.
Why choose Yana Berrier?
You have one attorney handling your case from start from finish. This is not a firm based in another state and you will be able to meet with the attorney who will take your case before the Judge, at the initial interview:
We explore speedy resolution options.
We focus on YOUR interests.
We value your time.
We return your phone calls promptly.
I don’t like lawyers, so when I say I really like Yana, it means a lot. Yana is extremely competent, professional and knowledgeable. I followed her counsel to the letter and every bit of advice was spot on and the result was as she predicted. I am a difficult client and she was able to make me feel comfortable with the process of obtaining SSDI and I would definitely seek her counsel again but I don’t think I will need to because she fixed my problem and I got disability. I highly recommend her legal services and now there is a lawyer I actually like, which is amazing.Apurva J.
About Yuba City Lawyer Yana Berrier
Experienced Attorney Yana Berrier brings thoroughness, knowledge and enthusiasm to every case in which she is involved.
Ms. Berrier graduated Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento, California, with the highest grade point average in history of Lincoln Law School at the time of her graduation. Ms. Berrier received awards for the highest grades in her graduating class in Contracts, Evidence, Real Property, Wills & Trusts, Constitutional Law, Bankruptcy, and Trial Advocacy.
Ms. Berrier represents clients in Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Sacramento, and Placer Counties before the Office of Disability Adjudication & Review.
We will determine what disability benefits are available to you.
The amount of benefits available varies from person to person. Some benefits are based on the wages you contributed in Social Security taxes and the quantity of credits you have earned over the years. This can add up to thousands of dollars. This office will make sure you will receive all the benefits you are entitled to.
Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits
The first eligibility criterion for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that you worked, contributed Social Security taxes and earned sufficient credits to be insured.
The second criterion is proving that you are medically disabled within the meaning of the law. There are many factors the law requires to be considered in proving medical disability. They include medical records, opinions of your medical care providers, your statements regarding your symptoms and limitations, and other evidence received from third parties and other entities. Many applications are denied because the disability is not clearly presented.
Supplemental Security Income Benefits (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to disabled individual. Unlike eligibility for SSD, a claimant seeking SSI disability does not have to have work history and sufficient quarters of coverage. However, certain non-medical requirements , in terms of income and resources, must be met. In addition, as with the SSD disability, it must be established that you are unable to work due to a medical condition.
We will review your case to determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, SSI benefits or both. Yana Berrier will assist with the application or, if you have already applied and been denied, we will help you fight the denial to obtain the Social Security benefits you need.
The majority of initial applications are denied. It does not mean that you are not eligible. It simply means that, when the Social Security Administration (SSA) representative reviewed your case, either he or she missed something or something was missing. The reasons for denial of benefits are numerous. This office will help you with the appeal process. Ms. Berrier will determine why you were denied and what evidence will be necessary to increase the chances of prevailing on appeal.
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION.
The first stage of the appeals process is a request for reconsideration. This office will assist you with the appeal process. To expedite the process, we will submit the application electronically. At the reconsideration stage, your case will be reviewed again, without a hearing yet. If you receive a denial after filing a request for reconsideration, do not get discouraged. A denial at this level does not mean you are not disabled. We will help with the immediate steps that can be taken to continue your disability claim.
REQUEST FOR A HEARING BEFORE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.
The next stage of the appeals process is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). We will have an opportunity to present your case and your testimony before the Judge. It has been the experience of this office that cases get granted at the hearing level. Preparing for a hearing, we will review your medical records, obtain evaluations from your medical care providers, if necessary, meet with you to discuss your medical condition, symptoms and limitation and appear before the Judge. The hearing process is complex and it is critical to have your case being presented by a knowledgeable and experienced in disability cases, attorney.