Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936
No Fee Unless We Win
En Español

Application process for SSDI requires careful preparation

As we discussed in our previous post, people in Philadelphia who receive Social Security disability insurance do so because they are disabled, either mentally or physically, and are unable to work. There have been claims recently that some individuals who receive Social Security disability benefits are abusing the system, but the truth is that these people are vetted by a rigorous application system and have real disabilities.

This is evinced by the fact that not everyone who applies for disability benefits will obtain them. In fact, many people who apply are not approved to receive SSDI. Less than 30 percent of those who take on the daunting task of weaving through the Social Security disability benefits application process will have a successful outcome on their initial application.

An appeals process is available to those whose applications are rejected, and statistics show that a portion of those people can meet with success. But because of all the work that is involved--the medical and personal documentation of a disability, the preparation of the case and the appearances in court--it may take a couple of years before people are finally able to obtain the disability benefits they need.

The success of an SSDI application depends on many things, but proper and extensive documentation of the disability is essential. Compiling tests, recording treatments and gathering physicians' opinions will be necessary because a doctor employed by the Social Security Administration will be brought in to perform an examination of the applicant and issue an opinion on the applicant's disability.

Source: Star Tribune, "No need to be heartless - or clueless," Crystal Kelley, Oct. 3, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

YOU HAVE 120 DAYS TO REPORT A WORK INJURY - DO NOT DELAY! Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Attorneys Recognized For Excellence

Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936

1429 Walnut Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Toll Free: 877-794-2396
Phone: 215-310-0001
Philadelphia Law Office Map