Need Help Getting Social Security Benefits?
The process of getting Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits may seem simple at first, but it’s not. A large percentage of applicants are immediately denied benefits for one reason or another.
If you are beginning the application process and want to make certain that you do it right, we can help. If you have already applied for and been denied Social Security disability, you can turn to us.
At Turner & O’Connell, Attorneys at Law, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, our Social Security disability attorneys can help you get the benefits you need to move forward with your life.
Are You Entitled To Disability Benefits?
Social Security disability benefits can provide the financial support you need when you are disabled and cannot support yourself.
- Social Security disability insurance (SSDI): If you have a disability that renders you incapable of working for at least one year, or if you suffer from a terminal illness, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits. In addition to meeting disability requirements, applicants must have also worked a sufficient number of years (paying into the Social Security program through employment tax deductions) prior to becoming disabled.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you are not eligible for SSDI benefits because you have not worked enough to be insured, you may still qualify for SSI benefits. SSI provides monthly income to people who are disabled, blind or over 65, and are income-eligible. SSI may be the only option available for children in need of disability payments.
The Social Security Disability Application Process
Our Social Security disability lawyers are available to help people in Harrisburg, Newport and the surrounding parts of Pennsylvania. We will take great care in seeing that every aspect of your SSDI application is in order, including the necessary medical documentation.
However, even the most carefully handled application may be denied. That’s not the end of the road. We can get results by appealing the decision.
The Social Security Disability Appeals Process
People who have been denied Social Security disability benefits have the right to appeal the decision in an administrative hearing.
During this hearing, we will work with you to present proof of disability. Our SSDI appeals attorneys are familiar with the process, so you can be confident in our ability to get positive results.
In addition to obtaining Social Security disability benefits moving forward, we will also pursue past due benefits.