Social Security Benefit Eligibility Attorney in Pennsylvania
We Can Help You Seek Benefits
Whether or not you qualify for Social Security benefits depends upon your date of birth, the type of benefits for which you are applying, and – most importantly – your past earnings. To obtain a detailed personal estimate of your Social Security benefits, contact your Social Security office.
You will not receive benefits automatically. If you believe that you are eligible, you must file an application to begin the process. You can file an application at your local Security office in person, via phone, or online at https://www.ssa.gov/ – alternatively, our Pennsylvania benefits eligibility attorneys can do it for you. Some claims have time limitations so you should act quickly. It is also important to note that filing a claim is just the first step in an often long and difficult process.
Qualifying for Disability Benefits
To receive benefits under the SSD and SSI programs, you must have medically determinable physical and/or mental health problems that limit or prevent you from substantial gainful employment. SSA defines medically determinable as a physical or mental impairment resulting from abnormalities that can be shown by clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods. Any qualifying impairment must be established by medical evidence, not just by an individual’s claims. In addition to your medical conditions(s), SSA will also take into account your remaining ability to work, your age, your education, and your work experience in determining your case.
What If I Am Turned Down?
If you filed a claim and believe that the decision was not correct, you may request a hearing before an administrative law judge. At this point, you should contact an attorney. At a hearing before an administrative law judge, it may be necessary to present complicated medical evidence. It is also important that the first hearing is properly handled in the event that a later appeal to a federal court is necessary. Our Pennsylvania SSD attorneys are familiar with Social Security law and will be able to assist you in making sure your case is presented and handled to your benefit.
Contact Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. online or call (610) 595-4917 to get started.
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