SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyers
Comprehensive Representation for Your SSDI or SSI Claim
What Counts as a Disability Under Social Security?
- You are unable to complete your work as before;
- They determine that you are unable to complete other work because of your medical condition; and
- Your disability has lasted or will last for at least one calendar year or will result in death.
Social Security Disability
Major Medical Disabilities
Most major medical disabilities qualify you for Social Security disability benefits, as long as you meet all other eligibility requirements. Major medical disabilities are generally defined as illnesses, injuries, and conditions that do not heal in 12 months or which are expected to result in the patient’s death.
Some examples of major medical disabilities include:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Blood disorders
- Mental disorders
- Intellectual disabilities
- Ulcerative colitis
- Liver disease
- Kidney failure
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological conditions
When to Apply for Social Security Disability
We recommend that you apply as soon as you feel you are unable to work—even the next day after you stop. If you wait, you are simply delaying the process and even losing out on potential benefits. Each month you wait is one less month of payments you could receive.
Even though there is no guarantee of winning your case if you do apply, there is one guarantee: If you don’t apply, you will never get benefits!
Your Options when Experiencing a Disability
For people experiencing a disability, Social Security has a program in place to help ensure that you still have enough money to live your life.
There are two programs under which people receive disability benefits through Social Security:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): The first program is the Social Security disability insurance program. Under this program, you and some family members are eligible to receive benefits as long as you worked long enough and paid into the system. Also, your adult child may qualify for benefits on your earning record as well if they have a disability that started before the age of 22.
- Supplemental Security Income: The second program is the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). Through this program, Social Security benefits to both disabled adults and children with limited income and resources.
Requirements for Receiving Disability Benefits
The eligibility requirements and application process for SSDI and SSI benefits differ somewhat. However, no matter which program you apply for, you will need to provide information about your medical condition, your work history, and your education history to help determine whether you are eligible for the benefits. Our Philadelphia Social Security disability lawyers can help.
Medical Conditions for SSD Benefits
Depending on the medical condition that you are facing that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for disability benefits under Social Security disability insurance. If you have a mental or physical disability that prevents you from working, our legal team can help you navigate the complex process. Before you apply for benefits, we can advise you on the requirements and the type of medical conditions that make you eligible for disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration has a list of impairments that are recognized as causing a disability when they reach a specific medical point. Your condition, however, does not need to be listed in order to qualify for benefits.
Below is a list of some disability benefits that may qualify you for benefits:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Bipolar disorder
- Cardiac/heart attack
- Cerebral palsy
- Graves’ disease
- Lyme disease
The above list is not exhaustive. You should be aware of the type of medical conditions that can result in benefits through SSDI. Determining whether you qualify for benefits may seem like a difficult task, but our firm is available to help you through the application process.
Take the Quick Social Security Disability Quiz
If you answer yes to these questions, you may be eligible for valuable monthly disability income:
- Are you unable to work now due to a serious medical condition?
- Are you being treated by a doctor?
- Have you had tests proving that you have this medical condition?
- Have you worked enough and paid into Social Security?
- Do you have low income with few assets?
If you answered yes, you may be eligible for valuable monthly Social Security disability income and medical insurance—and we can help you get it!
Simplifying the Process
As the process can be a bit confusing at times, it can be beneficial for you to have an experienced attorney by your side. You have the option to appoint a licensed attorney to represent you in all your business contacts with Social Security.
At the Shipon Law Associates, P.C., our Philadelphia Social Security disability lawyers offer nationwide client services. Although our offices are located in Northeast Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill New Jersey, you never need to leave home to receive our firm’s help! Our goal is to help clients in the most simple and convenient manner possible. For that reason, we offer complimentary phone and webcam consultations. After the case evaluation, we can determine which route to pursue.
Along your journey, we can help by strengthening your claim and fighting for your rights. Our team of SSDI attorneys can represent you in court and can draft the necessary paperwork on your behalf. During each step, we are available to resolve the legal issues you are facing.
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When it comes to your case, we know time is of the essence. Our primary goal is to make the process easy. Contact us today and we will get you through the paperwork as conveniently as possible so we can get to work building your case.