Applying for Disability Benefits?
If you are reading this page, we know that you are probably struggling, both physically and financially, at the moment. You have likely worked hard and paid into the Social Security system all your life. We want to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Nationally, more than two-thirds of initial disability claims are, in fact, denied. But the Social Security Disability team at Silver & Silver can help improve your chances. We’ve won disability benefits for thousands of Philadelphia-area residents. Let us help you with your application. We know the system inside and out and can help you avoid common mistakes in your Social Security application and throughout the process. Call us today for a free consultation.
If you have a scheduled Social Security hearing
If Social Security has notified you of an upcoming hearing, it’s very important to be prepared. You are strongly encouraged to seek out legal representation as quickly as possible.
Silver & Silver has over 40 years of experience helping people in the Philadelphia area and the surrounding counties. We’ll use our knowledge and experience to:
- Evaluate your impairments
- Analyze your Social Security file
- Prepare your case
- Obtain important evidence such as medical records and statements from medical sources
- Prepare you to testify
- Submit helpful legal arguments before and during the hearing
- Question witnesses
- Cross-examine any medical and/or vocational experts who testify at your hearing
- File any necessary appeals in a timely manner
- Represent you at each stage of your claim
Attending your Social Security hearing unrepresented should be avoided. Our attorneys will meet with you face-to-face before the hearing to help to focus and present your best case. Social Security statistics show that you have a much higher chance of winning if you are represented by an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.
What does it cost?
In a Social Security Disability case, if you don’t win, you pay no legal fees. We strictly adhere to the Social Security Administration’s guidelines for attorney fees. Those guidelines stipulate that an attorney cannot charge more than 25% of back due benefits up to a maximum of $6,000 if the case does not proceed beyond the Administrative Law Judge level. There is no charge unless we are successful for you.
Fees in cases that are successful beyond the ALJ level at the Appeals Council or in Federal Court are determined by the judge who makes the final decision, but again will not exceed 25% of back due benefits.
We serve the residents of Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Berks County, Bucks County, Southern New Jersey and more, so contact us today to discuss your claim.