While a work-related injury may entitle you to workers' compensation benefits, it may also entitle you to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if you meet certain criteria. At the law office of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we can help you understand your rights and options, and we can help you pursue all of the benefits to which you are entitled for your injuries or disability.
Email us or call us at 877-794-2396 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Philadelphia Social Security Disability lawyer. We offer 11 convenient office locations throughout Pennsylvania to ensure we are able to meet your needs.
Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
Do you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? If you are suffering from a qualified disability, and your disability will prevent you from working for at least 12 months (or if you are suffering from a terminal illness), and if your work history demonstrates that you have worked enough years in the past — thus contributing to the Social Security system through income tax deductions — you may be eligible for disability benefits.
Primary reasons that many applications are denied are that information supplied is not in alignment with the Social Security Administration's disability definition/medical reason requirement, or the application is not completed with sufficient information to support the disability/medical reason in order for the Social Security Administration to make a determination. Insufficient information regarding the number of years worked can also lead to a benefit denial.
Proactive Advice From Our Harrisburg SSDI Lawyers
Our Pennsylvania Social Security Disability attorneys work with clients to ensure Social Security Disability applications are completed thoroughly and accurately, and are fully supported through medical documentation, work history documentation and other necessary documentation. This may include:
- Obtaining proper medical records of medical condition, treatment, tests, doctor visits and other information
- Working with doctors to ensure the extent of injuries or disability is fully documented, including how your condition led to limitations in working
- Demonstrate you have earned the necessary work credits necessary in the years prior to becoming disabled in order to be eligible for disability benefits (which can vary depending on your age)
- Fully completing all other portions of the application as completely as possible
The majority of Social Security Disability applications are denied when initially filed. Following is a lengthy and complex appeals process. Our attorneys are adept at guiding disabled individuals through the disability application process in an effort to avoid a disability claim denial. However, if an individual's claim has already been denied, our lawyers have the experience to provide effective legal counsel through the Social Security Disability appeals process.
Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Consultation
Consult with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer to maximize your chances of getting your claim approved the first time. To schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Pennsylvania lawyers, email us or call us at 877-794-2396.