Ontario, CA asked in Social Security and Health Care Law for California

Q: Is it Too late to Fix my Disability claim?

About a 2 years ago i was diagnosed with Lymphoma and applied for disability and hired a lawyer, due to an issue it got delayed about a year till this march/april. at the time from the way things were going i had assumed i would be right as rain and back to normal within a month from what the test and doctors have been telling me.... Unfortunately not so much. i told my lawyer to cancel my claim. would it be impossible to recontact my lawyer and potentially re-setup the disability. The Covid issue has impacted my finances heavily on top of the medical bills. im close to the breaking point!

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Scott F Bocchio
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A: Yes, you may be able to reopen the claim. I would ask for a manager at your local SSA office. You would certainly have to speak with your attorney.

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Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: When you state that you "applied for disability," was that for State Disability Insurance, "SDI", or Social Security Disability Insurance "SSDI", or for Supplemental Security Income "SSI"?

If you are taking about SSDI, then you must have 40 units of work history, have last worked within 5 years, and you must be unable to perform any meaningful work. If you meet these requirements, then you can re-apply for SSDI benefits and you can do this yourself.

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