Applying for Disability in Northern Idaho?

Servicing Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston and the Idaho Panhandle.

Couple applies for disability in Northern Idaho

If you’re applying for disability benefits in Northern Idaho or the Idaho Panhandle, you’re probably struggling with many different aspects of your life. We understand that. We’re here to help you through it.  

Your case will be handled from the start by our lead counsel, Gary Penar. He’ll meet with you personally, review the facts of your claim, forge a legal strategy and, with his team, help you collect and organize key documentation such as medical records, employer records, and personal testimony.

As a local law firm along the Washington-Idaho state border, we can represent your interests more effectively than an out-of-state practice. We’re always available to answer questions or provide help with local resources and assistance programs. We’ve also worked for years with the local Social Security office and Federal  courts in Northern Idaho and the Idaho Panhandle, so we know the people and processes that make all the difference here at home. 

If your claim has been denied by Social Security in Northern Idaho…

It’s not necessarily over. Social Security can be proven wrong. Contact us right away. We’ll help you prepare for your appeal and we’ll help you win.

If you have a hearing scheduled Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, or surrounding regions…

If you filed for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, it’s extremely important that you and the evidence be thoroughly prepared beforehand. Gary Penar can help.

This is a crucial phase in your Social Security case. Contact our office right away so we have enough time to work with you to build the strongest case.

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If all your appeals have been denied…

If all your Social Security appeals have been denied, you can still file an appeal in Federal Court.  You’ll need an attorney to do this. And while Gary Penar has extensive experience arguing Federal cases, we only handle Federal Appeals if we were involved with the case before the hearing.

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What does it cost?

If you don’t win benefits, there are no attorney fees. The only cost involved is for the collection of your medical records.

If you do win (and only if you win), the most it will cost you is 25 percent of your award, with a maximum fee of $6,000 (the cap set by the Social Security Administration). Contact our office today.

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5 Steps…

Social Security uses 5 steps to determine if you are disabled.  Learn if you qualify for Social Security disability today. 

Appeals Levels

Social Security has 4 levels of appeals.  It is important to hire an attorney to navigate you through the legal system of appeals.