Social Security Law
If you become unable to work due to an accident or illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits under the Social Security Act.
For more than 35 years Joan Rife has represented individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Representation can begin as early as the filing of an initial application.
When necessary, representation may continue through the filing of a request for reconsideration, a request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, a request for review by the Appeals Council and judicial review in Federal Court.
Joan H. Rife and her staff can assist in the process of filing documents, gathering medical and vocational evidence, and preparing you for your hearing.
Social Security cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you need not pay attorney fees unless you are awarded benefits.
All fee agreements must be approved by the Social Security Administration. Most fees are paid directly to Joan Rife by Social Security from your past due benefits.