Initial Claims for Social Security Disability
Applying for disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process. Many people give up if their first application is turned down.
The Philadelphia law firm of Martin Law is here to help. We have an experienced legal team, which practices only in Social Security Disability law, including SSD and SSI claims. We can jump in at any time after an initial application is filed to shepherd your case through the system.
If you need help in Philadelphia applying for disability, attorneys at our firm can help you at any stage of the process. Contact our Social Security Disability firm for a FREE consultation.
Starting the Clock: Applying for Disability Benefits
If you or a family member cannot work because of a disabling condition, Social Security Disability provides benefits to replace part of that income. You can file your application either:
(1) At your local Social Security office; or
(2) Online through the Social Security Administration’s website ( www.ssa.gov)
Once you are done applying for disability benefits, the wait begins. The Social Security Administration is backlogged and slow. You may not hear anything for several months, until you are approved for benefits or receive a notice of denial.
Don’t Give Up. The Odds Get Better.
Almost 80 percent of people applying for disability are rejected on the first application. If your application is turned down, you will have 60 days from the date of denial to appeal your claim. If you go back to work or fail to appeal, you will have to start all over.
This is the perfect time to contact a lawyer who focuses on Social Security Disability law. Our firm has a high rate of success in SSD and SSI hearings. In fact, we can take over handling of your claim at any time after you have filed, to update your records and put you in the best position for eventual approval.
Do You Need Help With the Pennsylvania Application Process? Attorneys at Martin Law Can Help.
Martin Law has helped thousands of people in the Philly area and statewide throughout Pennsylvania. We also serve clients in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York. If you need help with the application process, lawyers at Martin Law are ready to help you. Call 215.587.8400 or contact our law firm online to discuss your claim.