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Applying for SSDI Benefits

Coping with disabilities presents many challenges.  If you have been disabled to the point of not being able to work or function on a daily basis, then of course you must find a way to get by.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows those who have been disabled to seek benefits through the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits system.

The most common type of benefits awarded by the SSA is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  Such benefits disburse a pre-determined amount to qualified claimants on a monthly basis.  Unfortunately, even those who are qualified can have their applications rejected and not receive the SSDI benefits they are entitled to because of mistakes made during the long and complex Social Security claims process.  Even the minutest mistakes can result in benefits being denied.

Therefore, it’s best to consult with a disability lawyer from the beginning in order to maximize your odds of success.  In the event your application has been denied in the past, an attorney can appeal for you.  

Practice Areas in SSDI

social Security Disability laywerIf you cannot work due to a debilitating mental or physical disability, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits.  No matter if you are applying for benefits for the first time or have had an application denied in the past and need to file an appeal, our lawyers can help you.  Our Pennsylvania disability lawyers are experienced in helping clients with claims such as:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Long-term Disability Benefits

Do not be denied your right to benefits due to the fact that your initial application has been rejected.  Most social security disability applications are denied the first time around and require an appeal before a person receives their benefits.  Our well-versed Pennsylvania disability lawyers comprehend the importance of these benefits to disabled individuals and families.  We’re ready to assist you with filing your claim or appeal.  We will make sure that all information needed for a successful claim or appeal will be included in your claim.  We can address every issue pertaining to your filing with diligence to make sure that your case is supported with the most compelling evidence possible.

The SSD process in Philadelphia

The application process for Social Security disability is, for the most part, identical in Philadelphia as anywhere else in America.  Most individuals go through two parts of this process.  They include the paper application along with the administrative hearing.

Physical application

  • The first part of the process involves completing the application.  Almost two-thirds of people get denied the first time they apply.
  • Your odds of approval are improved by making sure your application has been completed in the proper way.  This involves having adequate evidence and physician testimony explaining your disability.
  • After the initial application, you can expect a response in about three to six months.
  • Our Philadelphia disability lawyers will ensure that your application has been completed properly.

If you are disabled and need benefits, don’t delay.  For more information on the Social Security Disability application process in Philadelphia, contact our office today.