Are you disabled?
Do you suffer from a severe physical or mental condition which prevents you from performing any work on a full-time basis? Has this condition lasted or is it expected to last twelve continuous months or more? If you answered "yes" to both questions, you may have already qualified for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Apply Now!
Don't wait until your employer/State disability or Workers Compensation benefits expire. Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visit to get your application started.

Wounded warriors still on active duty and veterans receiving VA benefits based on a service-connected medical condition may also be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

Less than 50% of Social Security disability claims are won nationally. We can substantially increase your odds.
If you have not yet filed your application for benefits, be aware that "what you say (on your initial application) may come back to haunt you" later in the process. Call us--we'll help you respond to questions properly and present your best case at the initial level.

If you have already filed your application and been denied, call us--we'll tell you what your claim is lacking and get the needed development at the reconsideration or hearing level. Call us--Our mission is to get our clients the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible.

Who We Are and Why You Need Representation.

Social Security rules and regulations are very complex.
Do you know that a report from your treating doctor indicating that you are "totally disabled" does not necessarily mean that you will be found disabled under Social Security Law?

Do you know that "age," "education," "work experience" and whether or not you are "able to communicate in English" may play a role in determining whether you are disabled?

Are you familiar with Social Security's 5-step (3-step for children) sequential evaluation process, the listing of impairments, the medical-vocational guidelines, the terms substantial gainful activity, date last insured, residual functional capacity?

If you are not thoroughly familiar with Social Security rules and regulations, you need a professional representative to assist you in your application for disability benefits.

We will help you develop and present your best case for a winning decision.
Mary Ellen Johnson, a Vietnam era veteran, has over twenty-five years Social Security experience ranging from hearing office clerk (now case technician) in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) to representing claimants for benefits. Mary Ellen is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR).

We work on a contingency basis--that is, you pay us nothing unless you are awarded benefits.


How Mary Ellen Johnson & Associates can help you.

Types of Social Security Disability Programs
Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While SSDI benefits are based primarily on your work history, SSI benefits are "need" based.

You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled as it may take a very long time to process your application, especially if appeals are required. To find out average processing time at hearing level for your area, visit Sets/05_Average_Processing_Time_Report.html.

We hold your hand each step of the way.
We represent Claimants at the initial application, reconsideration and hearing levels nationwide. What separates us from other representatives is we help you get through the process.

Most representatives do not want to get involved with any problem you are having if it is not directly related to your case. We realize that you are in a difficult situation and do our very best to get you the resources you need to survive until you receive a "favorable" decision.

Free Social Security Publications
If you are still undecided about applying for benefits, we will send you free copies of the following Social Security Administration (SSA) publications to help you with your decision: SocialSocial Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Childhood Disability Benefits. Email your request for publications to


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Business Hours:
Monday-Saturday 7AM-7PM
Closed on Sundays
P.O. Box 205
Highland, CA 92346
Office: 909.862-2101
Cell: 770.744-8859

Please note: If you have been denied Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income at the reconsideration level, you need someone knowledgeable of Social Security rules and regulations to help with your hearing before the Administrative Law Judge. Contact us to schedule a free consultation or for additional information.