These Vancouver Social Security Lawyers give you a team approach and personal service

Marla Heikkala has over 38 years of legal experience and is dedicated and passionate about those in our community who have become disabled or injured and are unable to work.

Getting your Social Security disability claim started

Some people seek help right away and hire a Social Security disability lawyer to file their disability claim. However, the Social Security Administration has made the initial application process relatively easy, and you can do it yourself in any of the following ways:


Deciding whether to hire a lawyer now or later

The Social Security disability application process is fairly easy and can be filled out online.  If you apply online and are found disabled, you do not pay any attorney fees.  We would be happy to represent you at any step in the process.

The Social Security Administration tries to make the process as simple as possible for you; some people prefer to have an attorney help them from the very beginning.  At initial, we file the SSDI claim online and follow-up with both you and Social Security to ensure all the paperwork is completed and received.  We also help you understand the questions Social Security is asking.

Whether you have questions about the process or are ready to file an appeal, we are here to help.  We offer free consultations at any stage.

*This video presents dramatizations and does depict actual events.


Adding our team to help you with your Social Security Disability claim

We will offer you years of experience. Our team has over 38 years of experience. We have handled thousands of Social Security Disability cases, including SSI, Children’s Disability, Widows/Widowers benefits, and Survivor benefits in addition to Disability Insurance Benefits.

We are local and available. Unlike national firms, we live and work in our community. We are local and available. We emphasize personal service as each case is unique and each client equally important.

We use a team approach. You don’t just hire an attorney, you hire the whole team. Every case is reviewed and developed by the attorneys as well as our long standing team of legal assistants and very capable office staff.

If you are not already represented by a disability lawyer and would like our evaluation, give us a brief description of your claim using the form on this page. Or, you may simply email or otherwise contact us at our office.

Marla Heikkala & Associates
Vancouver Washington Social Security disability lawyers


Street address:
6529 N.E. Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA 98665

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 61749
Vancouver, WA 98666