The Process for Securing Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits provide a safety net for working people whose medical impairments prevent them from working for an extended period of time. If you need advice about the Social Security disability benefits process, or if your application for benefits has been denied, turn to the lawyers at Berman & Asbel, LLP. We have extensive experience helping clients understand the Social Security disability process and work to ensure they get the benefits they need.

Take the first step in securing the benefits to which you are entitled by scheduling an initial consultation with our Media, Pennsylvania, attorneys. You may call our office at 484-842-0276 or contact our firm online.

Most Initial SSDI Benefits Applications Are Denied

You do not need an attorney to file your SSDI application, but we want you to understand that you face an uphill battle. More than half of all initial SSDI applications are denied, not because a person is ineligible, but because even the smallest mistakes can lead to a denial of benefits.

Do not be surprised if your first application is rejected if you file without an attorney's help. If your application was denied, you have the option to appeal the denial of benefits by applying for a reconsideration hearing. Unfortunately, most reconsideration requests result in the same ruling, which can be disheartening.

Do Not Give Up - Protect Your Right to SSDI Benefits

Your first real chance to explain your eligibility for SSDI benefits in any detail comes at the third step of the process, known as the administrative appeal stage. This is your first chance to put evidence before a judge, and our lawyers can assist you with your claim. We will carefully review your initial application and the information presented at your reconsideration hearing. We will help fill in any gaps and prepare strong arguments to get you the benefits you deserve.

Proving Your Eligibility

Our attorneys have a history of success in getting SSDI benefits approved at the administrative appeal stage. We concentrate on providing clear proof of your right to benefits by meeting the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating your qualifying work history
  • Documenting your physical or mental impairments with reference to solid medical evidence
  • Showing how your physical or mental impairments, or any combination of impairments, has prevented or will prevent you from working for at least one year

In some cases, it is not enough to show that you cannot return to your former job. We will also have to prove that there are no jobs available that you can perform with your disability.

Who We Help

Our lawyers help clients with traumatic injuries, chronic injuries, occupational illnesses, degenerative diseases, cognitive deficits, and other physical or mental problems. We will help you determine under which program you can most easily qualify for benefits, as well as ensure you do not miss any statutory timelines that could prevent you from collecting what you need. Depending on your situation, either the SSDI or SSI program might be best for you.

Contact Us Now for an Initial Consultation

For a consultation about your Social Security disability or SSI issue, contact our Media law firm online today, or call 484-842-0276 for immediate help with your claim.