A disability alone is not sufficient to qualify you for Social Security benefits. The disability must prevent you from returning to your job or any other employment.
Additionally, in order to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the most common benefit, you must have worked for a certain number of years prior to your disability and contributed to Social Security. However, if you do not have this employment history, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
We also represent people who suffer from mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. These disabilities may stand alone, or they may be paired with a physical disability. For example, someone who is adjusting to life with a back injury may experience depression along the way. We make certain that every medical condition, physical and mental, is accounted for when we pursue Social Security benefits.
When you come to our law firm, you will work closely with a Pennsylvania attorney who has handled Federal Court Disability appeals cases involving disabilities of all types.
We represent people who are looking to appeal their disability case in Federal Court, only. You may have disabilities that resulted from work accidents or accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. In these cases, we may recommend another attorney to pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim as well as social security disability. Our goal is to find every opportunity to get you the benefits you’re entitled to.
One of the first questions people have about Social Security Disability is whether they qualify. In many cases, people apply for benefits and are denied. They assume that the denial of their claim means they are not eligible. That is not necessarily the case.
If you’ve been denied at a hearing and you’re next step is appealin in Federal Court, we’re ready to help. Your current attorney may not be able to or willing to help you in this final step, but this is where we come in.