Tucson, the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, is currently home to more than 980,000 people. As such, Tucson is the second-largest populated city in the state, behind Phoenix, with both cities lying in the Arizona Sun Corridor of the Sonoran Desert. Tucson sits 2,643 feet above sea level, situated on an alluvial plain. The city is surrounded by the Santa Catalina and Tortolita Mountains to the north, the Santa Rita Mountains to the south, the Rincon Mountains to the east, and the Tucson Mountains to the west. Given its elevation, snow may fall in Tucson on rare occasions during the winter, making for picturesque vistas of snow-covered cacti across the desert.
A Brief History of Tucson
Tucson was first settled by Paleo-Indians, an indigenous people known to have been in Arizona some 12,000 years ago. In fact, a village site dating from 2100 BC was recently unearthed by archaeologists near the Santa Cruz river. Tucson, once part of the Mexican state of Sonora, joined the United States when Arizona became a territory via a treaty with Mexico in 1854; Arizona achieved statehood in 1912. During this period, Tucson was Arizona’s largest city and commercial center, although Phoenix has gone on to outpace Tucson in terms of growth.
Today, Tucson has evolved in many ways. Downtown Tucson recently underwent a major revitalization effort, anchored by the Rio Nuevo project — a large retail and community center. The restored Fox Theatre is widely regarded as the Crown Jewel of downtown Tucson, the crossroads of the city’s cultural hub.
Another downtown attraction is the famed Hotel Congress, built in 1981. The hotel is known for being the site where infamous bank robber John Dillinger was initially captured in 1934. The Hotel Congress building was added to the National Historic Register in 2003. Also located in downtown Tucson are the Rialto Theatre, opened in 1920, the old Pima County Courthouse (included in the National Register of Historic Places), and the El Charro Café, Tucson’s oldest restaurant.
Central Tucson, one of the oldest parts of town, is where you’ll find the Broadway Village shopping center. The 4th Avenue Shopping District, between downtown and the Lost Barrio, is home to many unique and trendy stores. Central Tucson also hosts the historic Tucson High School, designed in 1924, the Arizona Inn, built in 1930, and the Tucson Botanical Gardens, an oasis for both residents and visitors. As you can see, Tucson has an illustrious history and the area has become a thriving metropolis.
At the same time, Tucson is a place where residents face difficult challenges, particularly those with disabilities. While disability benefits programs are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA), qualifying for these benefits can quite complicated. This is why it helps to have a reliable disability benefits attorney advocating for your rights.
Tucson Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney
Roeschke Law, LLC is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the disabled and their families. We routinely help our clients in Tucson obtain Social Security disability benefits. We understand that dealing with a disability is a burden, and navigating the federal bureaucracy takes patience and resolve. We are here to help you lift that burden and obtain the benefits you deserve.
Our legal team has in-depth knowledge of the eligibility rules governing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you or a loved one is seeking disability benefits, we will offer you knowledge and compassion, and vigorously fight for your rights. Our firm is highly regarded for putting the best interests of our clients first and treating everyone with dignity and respect.
What is the definition of a disability?
The SSA defines a disability as a physical or mental condition that has lasted or is expected to last, one year or more or result in the disabled individual’s death. The claimant must also be able to show that he or she is incapable of performing any substantial gainful activity (SGA). In this regard, the SSA will consider whether the claimant cannot perform the same type of work, or take on other work, because of his or her impairment.
Additionally, the SSA’s Blue Book contains a listing of qualifying medical conditions. If the impairment is not included in the Blue Book, disability benefits may still be awarded, provided that the SSA determines the condition is medically equal to a listed impairment. At Roeschke Law, we have working knowledge of the medical conditions that qualify for disability benefits.
How do I obtain disability benefits in Tucson?
In order to obtain disability benefits, you must file an application with the Social Security field office in Tucson. Be forewarned, however, that the application process is complicated, and vast amounts of information must be provided. In addition, nearly two-thirds of initial applications are denied. By working with our Tucson disability benefits attorneys, you can maximize the chances that your application will be approved.
What happens if my disability benefits application is denied?
If your application is denied, you will receive a notice from SSA letter explaining the reasons for the denial and informing you of your right to appeal the decision. Roeschke Law has extensive experience with the disability appeals process.
We are keenly aware that navigating the SSA bureaucracy can be frustrating, and even more so if you are coping with a disability. We will work closely with you throughout the entire process, explain all of your rights, and provide you with a superior level of personal service. Although our office is in Phoenix, we will gladly come to your home or meet you at a location in Tucson that is convenient for you.
Roeschke Law has a well-earned reputation for being dedicated advocates of the disabled. Although coping with a disability can be emotionally trying, you are not alone. We will be by your side throughout the entire process. And, we do not accept any attorney’s fees unless we win your case. If you or a loved one is seeking disability benefits in Tucson, call our office today at (800)975-1866 for a free consultation or complete the contact form on our website.