Determining Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability

The first step in the process of obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is to determine whether you qualify for eligibility. The requirements as stated on the Social Security Administration (SSA) website sound straightforward enough: “To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. In general, we pay monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.”

Keep in mind that as clear as this definition appears, the following eligibility components of it may be debatable in individual cases:

  • “You must have worked”
  • “Jobs covered by Social Security”
  • “A medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition”
  • “Unable to work for a year or more”
  • “Because of a disability”

Any one of these criteria may be subject to interpretation. As you aim to prove that your ailments keep you unable to work for 12 months or more, it is a smart move to discuss your case with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.

Social Security Disability (SSD) Eligibility Qualifications

Contact our Pennsylvania SSD law firm, Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, for a free consultation. Do you believe you may be eligible for SSD benefits? We can help you determine if you do, and advise you on how to obtain benefits at maximum levels you are entitled to.

Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo was founded by a former workers’ compensation judge. From these solid beginnings, our law firm has stood out as adept, efficient and effective in the area of Social Security Disability appeals.

If your claim has been denied, we are prepared to work closely with you and your doctors to document your case. We are committed to putting forth compelling arguments on behalf of our deserving clients who have applied for SSD benefits and received notice of denial. Justification for SSD benefits in your case may depend on a demonstration that multiple ailments have left you unable to work for a year or more. We can help you obtain your medical records in a timely manner and testify on your behalf in administrative hearings or in court.

Denial of a Claim

The denial of a claim is fairly common and is not the end of your case to us. You have 60 days to file an appeal against your denial before the case is finalized as officially denied. Getting an experienced SSD lawyer on your side as soon as your denial letter comes in the mail is the best thing you can possibly do for yourself. It takes a lot of time and effort to out together all of your information that is needed in order to make your case seem more valuable. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way through the complex appeals process with efficiency and effect.

The Help You Need is Right Here

At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we are here to serve your every need. The status of your case is always our top priority and we do not rest until justice is served. Our lawyers handle all cases on a contingency basis. That means we are not paid until and unless we help you receive compensation in your case or if we prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits. To schedule a discussion with one of our Philadelphia attorneys, email us or call us at 215-310-0001 or toll free at 866-948-9088.

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