Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Social Security Disability FAQ's From Hodson & Mullin



1. What does Social Security do for disabled people?

If medically and financially qualified, a claimant will receive a very modest monthly cash payment and public medical assistance- first Medi-Cal; then Medicare. Ordinarily, one must wait until age 65 to receive Medicare; so this is the most important benefit for many people. Each person's benefit is calculated based upon his or her own earnings record. Every person's monthly benefit is different.

2. How do I apply?

You can apply in three ways:

By using the Social Security Website on-line www.ssa.gov
By going to any Social Security Agency Local office. You do not need an appointment, but one is recommended. You can find your local office on the Social Security Website www.ssa.gov and
By calling the Social Security National toll-free phone number, 800-772-1213.
You do not need an attorney to apply. There is no fee to file a claim for benefits.

3. Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

You can file with no help from anyone or you can get help from friends and family or you can pay someone. There is no requirement that a person be a lawyer or be certified in order to help you file a claim for benefits. This is a highly technical process – like wiring a house or laying ceramic tile, anyone can do it and like anything, you get what you pay for. You may not need “a lawyer” but you do need someone who knows the law, who knows medicine and who knows how the claims process works.

We know how to use the right words to get your claim started the right way. We know how to get the right evidence to the right place at the right time. We know how to get your claim approved in the shortest amount of time.

See more Questions & Answers at https://www.hodsonandmullin.com/ss-disability

Saturday, January 15, 2022

We Help Those In Need To Get Their Social Security Disability


At Hodson & Mullin, we know disabled people need help. Faced with a possible lifetime of great physical pain and a frightening financial future, many are so overwhelmed they don't know where to turn.  At Hodson & Mullin we not only understand, we effectively steer our eligible clients through the Social Security Disability application and appeal processes, with countless successful cases over the decades.

At our firm, a highly experienced legal assistant will spend a great deal of time working with you and gathering records and information to perfect your claim, but your legal questions will be answered by an experienced attorney.

We are registered with the Social Security Administration and when necessary, we appear at actual hearings throughout Northern California to present our clients’ cases effectively, with an eye toward the most favorable outcomes.

Most of our experienced legal assistants are fluent in both English and Spanish, so language is never a barrier to obtaining results.

We are happy to meet with you for an initial consultation without charge to you, and you incur no costs at all unless and until your case is resolved and you receive a settlement or benefits.  Schedule an appointment with us today at our Vacaville or Fairfield offices!

Start your consultation today at https://www.hodsonandmullin.com/ss-disability

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Workers' Compensation Services From Hodson and Mullin



Hodson & Mullin’s Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practice areas are overseen by founding partner, Samuel C. Mullin III, CWCS.  Mr. Mullin is Certified as a Workers Compensation Specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and has repeatedly been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer.”  In years past, Mr. Mullin served as Assistant Suisun City Attorney, as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Air Force, and he is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate colonel.

Social Security Disability and California Workers’ Compensation laws are very complex and easily confusing, and frequent changes in the law can make navigating through the claims processes even more difficult.  At Hodson & Mullin, our clients are informed of their legal rights regardless of whether they have suffered an industrial injury in California, are seeking disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, or both.

While adjusters work for insurance companies, Hodson & Mullin works for you! – our injured and disabled clients.  We ensure you know the rights and benefits applicable to your case, such as medical treatment for job-related injuries or illnesses, physical therapy, lifetime medical care options, vocational rehabilitation, temporary and permanent disability payments, death benefits, and settlements, depending on the extent of the injury and other factors.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

About Hodson & Mullin Services


Hodson & Mullin has been a preeminent Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury firm in Solano County for more than 25 years and has been recognized as Law Firm of the Year by the Solano County Bar Association and readers of the Vacaville Reporter. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has designated our principals as Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law. We are perennially named among Northern California’s Super Lawyers.

Ours is the only AV-Preeminent rated Workers’ Compensation Law Firm in Solano County, rated by the Martindale-Hubbell and FindLaw ™ directory.

We offer our clients professional legal representation and services in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury cases. Our staff of attorneys, and our friendly paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative assistants all work hard to ensure the best results for our clients in and out of the courtroom.

We are able to negotiate settlements in the vast majority of our cases, but when litigation is necessary, our principals and associates have the trial experience and level of expertise necessary for effective representation in court. We are one of the few law firms in the North Bay area with Certified Specialists whose staff provides services to Spanish-speaking clients, and with three retired military officers among our lawyers, our own personal military service uniquely positions us to assist military clients.

The Hodson & Mullin firm’s mission is to put clients first, with the goal of minimizing the stress of resolving legal matters. Put our expertise to work for you.

See more at https://www.hodsonandmullin.com/

Sunday, January 2, 2022

A Divorce Attorney Explains What's In a Prenuptial Agreement


Before this couple ties the knot, should they consider signing a prenuptial agreement? According to Vikki Ziegler, a divorce attorney who stars on Bravo’s Untying the Knot, it’s an important pre-marital step to consider.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Expert Advice: What Having A Postnup Really Means


Is a postnuptial agreement helpful in dealing with issues that may crop up inside an existing marriage? Estate Management Attorney, Ann-Margaret Carrozza, says a postnup provides much more than just ‘exit rules’ in the event of a divorce.