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How to Apply and Qualify for Disability Benefits

SSI, SSDI, Child Benefits

Appeal Your Disability

Appeal your denial

Preserve your benefits  

Resources for

Attorney resources and 

referral information


About Us

We get your benefits sooner

Our aim is to prove your claim early in the  process to help you get their benefits sooner.  We know how frustrating it is to work with government agencies, and how disheartening it is to get denied repeatedly.  From years of working with local field offices, regional hearing offices, and the district and appellate courts we provide you your best chance of proving and winning your claim.  

We appeal your denial

Since 2005, we have helped disabled Oregonians prove their entitlement to benefits before the Social Security Administration and the United States District Court.  In 2021, we were admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In 2022 we were accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist disabled veterans with their disability appeals.

We work with other attorneys

We also work with attorneys and claimants representatives throughout the Ninth Circuit to appeal their client's cases to the next level.  We respect and honor your attorney client relationship.  We value each and every referral, review cases quickly, and fee share with qualifying attorneys.

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"John and his staff were a godsend! After being told by two attorneys I had no case John took my case, told me how to prepare for hearing and he won my case even getting me back pay to the date I applied.  John was always prompt to scheduled appointments and always returned calls and e-mails in a timely fashion.  I was never left in the dark as he updated me frequently on the status of my case.  Without John Haapala I would be homeless."

Kelly L./San Francisco, California

"Talked with Mr. Haapala on the phone after having read the brief he wrote for my case.  He answered the phone himself and was quite helpful and pleasant in answering questions.  What really impressed me though was his brief.  This man is very talented.  His brief read like a novel, building a case on a sturdy foundation and taking the reader step-by-step through issues."

Mayra M./Eugene, Oregon

"John was extremely professional and efficient.  He talked me through my case and I was impressed with how much detail John knew.  My case had a positive outcome and I believe most of this was due to John's thoroughness."

Finn R./Gold Hill, Oregon

"John is not only an excellent attorney but a downright nice and very honest person. Wish there were more attorneys in town like this gentleman!!!"

Traci S./Veneta, Oregon

"John took my case late in the appeal process when the attorney that started my case passed away.  He is the first attorney that has taken the time to clearly explain the elements of disability law that applied to my case.  I appreciate his clear communication and attention to detail.  He knows the law and he will give it to you straight."

Rick P./San Francisco, CA

"John was really helpful in getting ready for my hearing before the judge.  He prepped me very well and I felt ready for anything.  He explained the process thoroughly.  I would recommend him for disability cases."

Sarah P./Eugene, Oregon


Get in Touch

We look forward to answering your disability questions and helping you with your claim.

We are available by phone during business hours, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Give us a call or send us an inquiry.  

Thanks for your inquiry!

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