You may have received a denial letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and thought, "That's it. There's nothing more to be done," and pushed the application aside. But that is not the end.
You have 60 days from the date of the denial to file an appeal.
It is crucial to contact an experienced Social Security Disability (SSD) denial lawyer as soon as possible. Building a case for your appeal is complex. We will need to document your medical history, work history, income earnings and Social Security credits.
We will guide you through the appeals process with efficiency and effectiveness. Our attorneys, based in Philadelphia and 10 other offices throughout Pennsylvania, are sensitive to the difficult issues you face. However, we are also aggressive in pursuing the benefits you deserve to maintain your quality of life.
What We Can Do For You
Our Social Security Disability appeal lawyers work diligently on your behalf if you have been denied disability benefits on a valid claim. We will thoroughly prepare you for the hearing date, helping you to feel confident and ready to respond fully to the judge's questions about daily activities, how your disability prevents you from working and how you would benefit by receiving SSD benefit payments.
- We must include records of your medical condition, treatments, tests, doctor visits and other information while conferring with your physician as to the extent of your documented injuries or disability.
- We will demonstrate to the SSA how your condition has affected your ability to work, that you have earned the necessary credits through years of work to be eligible for disability benefits and that we have assisted you in completing your application in the most thorough way possible.
If your case is successful, you might also be eligible to earn retroactive or back benefits up to one year or to the date you filed your appeal, whichever is closer to the time of the appeals council's or court's decision.
Finding Work While You Wait
The SSD appeals process is complex and can be lengthy. Typically, your hearing date will be scheduled for nine months to one year after you have filed your appeal. Because of this time frame, we encourage our clients to find some sort of part-time work if it is reasonable considering their condition. If you work limited hours, you can still receive SSD benefits.
There Is Hope After Denial Of Your Claim
Our knowledgeable and effective attorneys can help you appeal a Social Security Disability denial claim with efficiency and effectiveness. To schedule a free initial consultation, email us or call us at 570-622-8297 or toll free at 877-794-2396. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we collect attorney's fees only if you receive compensation in your case.