Legal Help When You Need It
Social Security Disability Appeals ● Medi-Cal ● Third-Party Liability ● SSI
I'm Oakland, California, Social Security appeals attorney Richard Gutstadt. For more than 30 years, I have been helping people who have suffered disabling illnesses or injuries to secure the benefits they need and deserve from the Social Security Administration. I help people appeal Social Security Disability claim denials, as well as take cases involving Medi-Cal and related issues.
"I remember what you told me when we met for the first time. You said to me, 'You have a weak case.' But you took it anyway and I want to thank you for taking it and winning.
"If I hadn't won, I don't know what I would have done. I had to take out a loan on my house because I just wasn't making it. But now I can get back on my feet and save my house, the home I've lived in all my life. And I have you to thank for that."
I have helped thousands of clients in Contra Costa County, Alameda County and Bay Area communities such as Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Hayward, Fremont, Pittsburg, Antioch, Richmond, Concord, Lafayette, Alameda, Martinez, and San Ramon successfully appeal initial SSDI and SSI claim denials.
In July of 2011, I hired an extremely capable associate with extensive professional experience: Eric Patrick. In combination, we form a powerful union which results in even more effective advocacy on behalf of an extremely deserving client population.
Don't Be Discouraged If Your SSDI Claim
Is Initially Denied
If you received a letter from the Social Security Administration denying your application for Social Security Disability benefits, do not give up. My legal team and I will work with you to build a strong case based on all available medical and non-medical evidence. With careful preparation, we will work diligently to convince the Social Security Administration and Administrative Law Judges that you are deserving of Social Security Disability benefits. Contact my law office for immediate help.
Social Security Appeals Are My Firm's
When you are unable to work, it is vitally important that you be able to access the governmental programs that are specifically intended to help you. You may have no other source of income. The stakes are high indeed.
That is why it is so important to work with a lawyer who has extensive experience working on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) appeals, as my law firm does. My legal support team and I have been working together for many years. We have a proven, streamlined system in place to ensure that your case is handled promptly and properly.
The Social Security Administration is moving to a paperless process. My firm has already upgraded our technology, with electronic medical record assessment tools and case management tools.
Get the SSI or SSDI Benefits You May Be Legally Entitled To
Contact my law office for a free consultation: (510) 992-6934 . All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge attorneys fees unless we succeed in helping you obtain Social Security Disability or SSI benefits.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office located near the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. The office is handicapped accessible with free parking nearby under the freeway.