Milam Law

<b>Milam Law</b>

Northern And Central California Valley's Most Successful Social Security Disability Firm

Working to Change Peoples' Lives for the Better

Firm Overview


If you are about to apply for Social Security benefits, or your Social Security Disability claim has been denied, the attorneys and staff at Milam Law are ready to help. At Milam Law, we focus solely on receiving satisfactory results for Social Security applicants who need help in getting their claims accepted.

We know that given the choice, most people would rather work to support themselves and their families rather than depend on the government for disability benefits. Unfortunately, life doesn't always give people that choice. If you are struggling with a disability, contact our lawyers at Milam Law. We have live people ready to take your calls 24 hours a day. We are ready to listen to you and help you have the best chance at winning your case.

Contact us online or by telephone at 800-439-8653 to speak with an experienced California SSD attorney.

Fresno Social Security Disability Benefits Attorneys

Attorney Jeffrey Milam founded his own law practice in 1990 after working as an attorney/adviser to Social Security Administration judges for more than seven years. Our practice is exclusively focused on Social Security Disability, and Mr. Milam has experience in Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that is unparalleled in Northern California.

We know how to help you understand and prepare for the initial client interview. Our firm will help you develop a personal plan to win your case in person and in writing. We will educate you on those things that you need to deal with and take care of, and the parts of the process that we can handle for you.

There are few law firms in the area that handle SSD and SSI claims at every stage of the process. There are also very few firms that are focused exclusively on Social Security law. We are. Our attorneys and staff are available to answer your questions and concerns by phone, by email or face to face.

Prior to founding Milam Law Firm, lawyer Jeffrey Milam spent more than seven years working inside of the Social Security Administration (SSA) as an attorney/advisor to administrative law judges who make rulings on Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) claims.

There is no other practicing claimant attorney in the central California Valley who has had this type of experience. We know the way these claims and the claims process work from all angles!

If you need help filing an SSD or SSI claim, or if you have had your claim denied, our firm can put our experience and resources to work for you. Contact us to schedule a free consultation, or call our firm toll free at 800-439-8653 to get answers to your questions.

Choose Our Sacramento SSD Attorneys

There are many reasons why people continually choose Milam Law to handle their SSD and SSI claims. We provide the personal attention that every client deserves. This means preparing clients for what to expect and being there to answer client concerns.

Disability claims are not just one part of our practice. They are all we do, and because experience can mean the difference between winning or losing your claim, that type of focus is important.

Our Fresno Social Security disability lawyers have the ability to handle your case from start to finish, no matter how much needs to be done to succeed. Mr. Milam's grandfather, who was a top-rated lawyer and politician in Virginia, told him, "A satisfied client is the best mark of a good attorney."

We take great pride in how we can continue Mr. Milam's family tradition in the right manner for our clients.

Contact Our Firm to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Our firm has offices throughout California's Central Valley, including Sacramento, Fresno, Grass Valley and Modesto. For a free consultation with a Sacramento SSD lawyer, call toll free at 800-439-8653 or contact us by email. We have flexible appointment times, and appointments may be done by telephone and fax, or mail, if you cannot travel.

Spanish, Lao translation and interpretation services are available.
Main Office
Main Office
2325 El Camino Ave
Sacramento  CA  95821
  • (916) 486-4245
  • (916) 480-1205

Other Offices

Fresno Office
(559) 264-2800
330 North Fulton Street
Fresno,  CA  93701
Modesto Office
(209) 576-0817
948 11th Street, Suite 17
Modesto,  CA  95354
Grass Valley Office - By Appointment Only
(530) 798-4086
406 East Main Street, Suite J
Grass Valley,  CA  95949
Helping people obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is not just one small part of what we do. It's all we do.
Sacramento SSDI Benefits Attorneys

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are designed to help people who are unable to work or support themselves due to a disability. This benefit program, which is distinct from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), is run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). In order to be entitled to SSD benefits, a person has to have worked a sufficient number of years and paid sufficient Social Security taxes.

At Milam Law, our attorneys provide assistance to those who are disabled and need assistance applying for SSD benefits. We also represent individuals throughout California's Central Valley who need to appeal denied SSD claims. SSD and SSI benefits are all that we do as a firm.

Modesto Social Security Disability Lawyers

The more you have worked, earned and paid into the system, the more compensation you will be eligible to receive if you are disabled. There must be a total of 10 years of work except for younger individuals. You also have to be disabled within five years of the date you stopped working in most cases. These calculations can be very complex and often need thorough attorney review.

Additionally, SSD recipients receive Medicare coverage but must wait up to 24 months after they become disabled before those benefits actually start. There are many other details of SSD benefits that you should know if you are trying to apply for these benefits. Talking with an experienced attorney is in your best interests.

At Milam Law, we have offices located in Fresno, Sacramento and Modesto. We offer Spanish, Lao, Cambodian and Hmong translation and interpretation services for the convenience of our clients. Contact us for a free initial consultation by email or by calling us toll free at 800-439-8653.


Fresno SSI Benefits Lawyers

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability need-based program that is intended to help those who would not otherwise qualify for SSDI or whose SSDI payments would be very low. In general, people who have not earned enough work credits, those who have never worked, those who became disabled before they could work and children with disabilities can all obtain SSI benefits.

This eligibility is only possible provided that their assets and income do not exceed certain minimal limits.

Milam Law offers experienced legal help for SSI claims across California's Central Valley. This is all that we do. Since founding our practice in 1990, attorney Jeffrey Milam and the rest of our team have helped clients from Sacramento, Modesto, Fresno and throughout Northern California obtain the disability benefits that they deserve.

Modesto Supplemental Security Income Attorneys

There are many issues that you need to consider if you are planning to apply for SSI benefits or if you have already had a claim for SSI benefits denied.

SSI recipients are entitled to Medi-Cal benefits when found disabled but only the individual who is disabled can obtain benefits. This is in contrast to SSD benefits, where the child of someone who has earned enough work credits can qualify. Likewise, unlike SSD benefits, SSI benefits have much lower limits.

Speak With an Attorney for More Information About SSI Benefits

The sooner that you speak with an attorney, the better off that you will be when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Our offices are located within an hour's drive of most places between Bakersfield and Sacramento. If you cannot get to our office, we can also work by phone, email or facsimile. Call us toll free for a no-cost initial consultation at 800-439-8653.

Jeffrey Milam

Prior to founding Milam Law Firm, lawyer Jeffrey Milam spent more than seven years working inside of the Social Security Administration (SSA) as an attorney/advisor to administrative law judges who make rulings on Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) claims.

Areas of Practice
Social Security Disability

Honors and Awards
Commissioner's Award for Excellence
Distinguished Lawyer, Who's Who-Professional, Martindale-Hubbell

Community Activities and Awards:

Visiting Teacher: James Madison University, Bridgewater College, 1982.
Vice Chairman: Rockingham County-Harrisonburg Democratic Party, 1982.

Valley Christian Center 02-04
Kingdom Ministries 99-03
Pregnancy Care Center 95-02
St. James Episcopal Cathedral 85-92
Fresno OHA with administrative law judges

Affiliations/speaking engagements with County and Mental Health groups, illness/disease support groups YFC, Young Life, Rescue Mission, Vet Center, Rotary Club, Church groups, High Schools.

Sunday School/Youth Teacher: often

Basketball Coach: Clovis West High School-Girls

Soccer Coach: Clovis Soccer Youth League, Odyssey Soccer Club, Clovis West H.S.- Boys

Primary Awards/Credits: good husband to my wife, good father to my children, good son to my parents, and hard worker for my clients, community and church. Others lesser awards include: annual Social Security service awards, including Commissioner's Award for excellence; Sustaining Member, National Association of Social Security Attorneys; Distinguished Lawyer; Who's Who-Professional; Martindale-Hubbell; Virginia Supreme Court appearance and victory; Veteran's service award.

Professional Associations and Memberships
NOSSCR (National Social Security Law Attorneys), 1991 Present
Past Employment Positions
Fresno OHA with Administrative Law Judges, Social Security Attorney-Advisor, 1983 1990
Hoover, Hoover, Penrod and Davenport, Harrisonburg, Va.,, Attorney, Trial Lawyer, 1980 - 1982
Jeffrey Milam, Painter, 1970 1980

Pro Bono Activities
Valley Christian Center, 2002 2004
Kingdom Ministries, 1999 2003
Pregnancy Care Center, 1995 2002
St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 1985 1992
Clovis West High School-Girls, Basketball Coach
Clovis Soccer Youth League, Odyssey Soccer Club, Clovis West H.S. Boys, Soccer Coach
  • William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA
    Juris Doctor , 1980

Sengthiene Bosavanh

Areas of Practice
Social Security Disability Law

Ms. Bosavanh received her Juris Doctorate degree from San Joaquin College of Law. While in law school, she worked full time as a paralegal and advocate at Central California Legal Services, helping to advocate for better health care for the poor and language access. Ms. Bosavanh received her Masters of Arts degree from California School of Professional Psychology. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) and graduated with honors (Cum Laude). At U.S.C., she had a major in psychology and minors in natural sciences (pre-med) and gerontology.

Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Bosavanh worked in the following areas: clerk for an immigration law firm, advocate, paralegal, college professor, mediator, project coordinator, case manager, job developer, teacher's aid, tutor, Mc Donald's cook, kitchen police, cattle rancher and more. Since she has become an attorney, Ms. Bosavanh has done only Social Security Disability Law and enjoys helping people. Her psychology major allows her to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for clients with mental health issues, while her natural sciences and pre-med background gives her some background in medicine.

In her spare time, Ms. Bosavanh enjoys giving back to the community by being involved in numerous civic, church and social arenas. Over the years, some of the organizations she has been appointed to and/or involved in include: Fresno County Mental Health Advisory Committee, Prop 63 (Mental Health Services Act) Steering Committee, Measure C Oversight Commission, Measure K Oversight Commission, Indian Gaming Board, Metro Ministry Board, Central California Forum on Refugee Affairs, Southeast Asian Educational Council, Southeast Asian Educational Conference, Lao New Year Steering and Planning Committee, Lao Cultural Center, University Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School Director, and Lao Partners Mission Team to Laos in November of 2007. She is also a graduate of Leadership Fresno.

Professional Associations and Memberships
Fresno County Mental Health Advisory Committee
Prop 63 (Mental Health Services Act) Steering Committee
Measure C Oversight Commission
Measure K Oversight Commission
Indian Gaming Board
Metro Ministry Board
Central California Forum on Refugee Affairs
Southeast Asian Educational Council
Lao New Year Steering and Planning Committee

Pro Bono Activities
Lao Cultural Center
University Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, Director
Lao Partners Mission Team, Laos, 2007
  • San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, CA
    Juris Doctor
  • California School of Professional Psychology
    Masters of Arts
  • University of Southern California (U.S.C.)
    Bachelor of Arts
    Graduated Cum Laude with a major in Psychology and minor in Natural Sciences (Pre-Med) and Gerontology

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