Social Security Disability Attorney
Bellingham and Whatcom County


Have you been denied disability benefits by Social Security or would you like help applying for benefits?

Social Security Disability Attorney Steve Hood

Top Rated Social Security Disability Lawyer in Whatcom County

Steve Hood worked for several years as an attorney for the Social Security Administration in Denver, CO and in Seattle, WA, where he received excellent training in Social Security disability law and regulations. Steve learned all the processes behind SSD & SSDI decisions, denials, and appeals and can help you win the benefits you deserve.

Contact the Law Office of Steve Hood If You’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits


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Raul Antunez
Raul Antunez
April 25, 2022.
Mr. Hood was my attorney for my disability case. He is very professional. He was very helpful when it came to my case. Keep up the good work.
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Brynne Bradshaw
Brynne Bradshaw
April 25, 2018.
Steve Hood was my lawyer for ss disability. He was awesome and got every thing needed to win my case.
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George Flefel
George Flefel
July 26, 2017.
My experience with Mr. Hood's practice was both very professional and very helpful! Keep up the great work you are helping those of us who need it most and seeing your skills at work is a wonder to behold. I would say very, very highly recommended!
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Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult process, and an experienced disability attorney can greatly increase your chances of being awarded benefits.

Steve Hood can assist you in your claim for Social Security disability benefits at any stage of the process. He can help you file the application, and help you with any appeals if necessary up to and including representation in Federal District Court. He used to work as an attorney for the Social Security Administration, and has over 20 years of experience representing disability claimants.

The Social Security Administration’s rules are complex and constantly changing, so it is important to have an experienced lawyer to assist you at each step of the way.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

Medical conditions that may entitle you to disability compensation
include but are not limited to:

  • Symptoms Related to Long Term Covid19
  • A Back or Neck Injury
  • A Head Injury
  • Depression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congestive Heart Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Cancer
Social Security Disability Attorney Bellingham

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Injury and illness frequently strike at the worst possible times, leaving people of all ages unable to perform full time work activities. In the wake of a debilitating condition or injury, you may be worried about providing for yourself and your family. There are resources in place that can help if you are not able to work for an extended amount of time. Disabled people are entitled to federal disability benefits to help with living costs. The lawyers at Steve Hood in Bellingham, routinely represent locals of Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties and the State of Washington in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.

If you are disabled, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To be qualified for SSDI, you must have worked for a minimum amount of time and paid into the Social Security System. SSI, on the other hand, is a means-tested program readily available to those with minimal earnings and resources. It is possible to be entitled to both of these benefits.

There are stringent eligibility requirements however, and the application process can be difficult. You are much more likely to obtain the benefits you deserve if you work with a skilled Social Security attorney to assist you.

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