Marla Heikkala has close to 40 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. Marla and her team of attorneys and legal assistants will work hard on your Social Security claim.
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:
The Social Security disability application process is fairly easy and can be completed online. If you apply online and are found disabled, you do not pay any attorney fees. We would be happy to represent you after the initial denial or a denial at reconsideration..
At the reconsideration or hearing phase of the Social Security claim process, our office will work to gather the information and analyze your situation in order to make the very best presentation possible to the Disability Determination Service or Administrative Law Judge. Our goal is for you to be successful and receive the benefits that you deserve. Because filing a Social Security claim is new to most people, we try to help you understand what is happening at each step.
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.
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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
6529 N.E. Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA 98665
P.O. Box 61749
Vancouver, WA 98666