If You Can't Work, You May Qualify For SSD

It can be devastating to be unable to work due to either a physical or mental injury or illness.

Fortunately, individuals who can prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that they are unable to work due to a condition that will last or has lasted 12 months may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

SSDI benefits are provided by the government to assist individuals who are unable to work due to injury or illness. Benefits are available to supplement income for people who are restricted in their ability to work and for low-income individuals based on their financial needs.

Many physical and psychological ailments may qualify an individual for SSDI or SSI, including:

  • Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Arthritis
  • Back injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dermatological conditions like dermatitis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure or coronary disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Immune system disorders like HIV/AIDS
  • Irritable bowel disorder
  • Kidney disease
  • Learning disorders and mental disabilities
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Vision and hearing loss

The key to winning a claim is to ensure that all paperwork and medical evidence of the disability are provided to the SSA. The claims process can be difficult and frustrating and it is not uncommon for claims applications to be denied. Simple paperwork mistakes or insufficient submissions may cause claimants to lose their entire case. Our lawyers know how to present complete, accurate and compelling evidence on behalf of our clients so they get the benefits they deserve. Even if a claim has been previously denied, we can still help individuals acquire disability benefits.

Our knowledgeable attorneys help individuals in all stages of their Social Security Disability claims, including assisting with:

  • Completing all the necessary paperwork, including the initial application
  • Contacting all medical providers to get needed records
  • Presenting all information to the SSA in a timely manner
  • If needed, presenting a case to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and request an on-the-record decision
  • Handling hearings
  • Handling appeals
  • Pursuing the claim in federal court

If you are unable to work because of disability or illness, let our experienced attorneys assist you. Call 215-809-3689 or send our office an email today.