The Process for Securing Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits provide a safety net for working people whose medical impairment(s) 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, Berman & Asbel, LLP can help you. Our representation, backed by experience and know how, provides our clients with the best shot possible for receiving the benefits they need and deserve.

Most Initial SSDI Benefits Applications Are Denied

You do not need an attorney to file an SSDI application. However, more than half of all initial SSDI applications are denied, not because a person is not qualified but because making the smallest error can result in a denial of benefits.

If your application for benefits was denied, you have the option to appeal the denial by applying for a reconsideration hearing. However, unfortunately, most reconsideration requests result in the same ruling.

The advantage of having an SSDI experienced attorney, with a good record of success, to assist you in filing your initial SSDI application or filing your appeal for reconsideration, is great.

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. Your Berman & Asbel, LLP SSDI attorney will carefully review your initial application and the information presented at your reconsideration hearing. At this stage he or she will fill in any missing pieces of information and offer the judge strong arguments on your behalf guaranteeing you the best chance possible to be rewarded with the benefits you deserve.

Proving Your Eligibility

Our experienced SSDI attorneys have an excellent 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 emotional impairments with solid medical evidence
  • Showing how your physical or emotional impairments, or any combination of impairments, has prevented or will prevent you from working for at least one year

In some instances it is not enough to show that you cannot return to your former job. It is also necessary to prove that there are no jobs available that you can perform because of your disability.

Who We Help

Our Berman & Asbel, LLP lawyers help clients who have traumatic injuries, chronic injuries, occupational illnesses, degenerative diseases, cognitive deficits, and other physical or emotional problems.

We will guide you through the process of determining into which program you can most easily qualify for benefits (SSDI or SSI), as well as ensure that all paperwork is filed at the correct time so you meet all statutory timelines.

Contact Us Now for an Initial Consultation

For a consultation about your Social Security Disability or SSI issue, call Berman & Asbel, LLP at our Media law office today at 484-842-0276 or contact us online for immediate help with your claim.