Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are designed to provide income to people who have injuries, disabilities, or illnesses that are expected to last more than a year or result in death. Unlike worker's compensation benefits, injuries do not have to be job-related. However, most initial applications for SSDI and SSD are denied, even in cases where benefits should be paid.
At Zebley, Mehalov & White, P.C., in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, we have handled hundreds of cases helping people obtain Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and SSI benefits. Whether your application for Social Security Disability or SSI has been denied or you are submitting an initial application for benefits, we can help increase the chances your application will be approved.
How To Qualify For Social Security Disability Lawyers
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has compiled a list of medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, illness or injury does not have to be on the list to qualify as long as the symptoms and effects are equivalent to a disease that is listed.
Our Pennsylvania Social Security Disability lawyers have significant experience compiling information and filling out a Social Security Disability application that highlights the effects of our client's condition. However, it is a necessity to have medical records to prove the effects of the injury, disability or illnesses.
Denied Social Security Disability Claims
Most initial Social Security applications are denied because paperwork was improperly filled out or supporting medical evidence is not included. If your application is denied, you have 60 days after you receive a denial letter to file a request for an appeal for a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) within 60 days. Having an experienced SSDI or SSI attorney helping you throughout the process can significantly increase your chances of success.
Contact Our Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you have been injured, are disabled, or cannot work due to illness, please contact the Pennsylvania Social Security Disability attorneys at Zebley, Mehalov & White, P.C. We can be reached by phone toll free at 877-439-9200 or by filling out our intake form.