Apply for Social Security Disability in Philadelphia
Need Help Applying For Your Social Security Disability Claim?
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Whether Social Security considers you “disabled” under its rules and regulations is determined by your inability to work.
The agency considers you disabled under its rules if it determines that:
- You cannot do the work you did previously;
- You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is likely to last for at least one year or will result in death.
Social Security pays only for total disability, not for partial disability.
Why do many people consider applying for benefits difficult?
You may think that if you simply explain your situation to Social Security, the Social Security clerk will understand and award you disability benefits. Unfortunately, that’s not the way Social Security works.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are “disabled” according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition.
Why are most people who apply for benefits denied?
The Social Security disability system involves thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures. You can be denied benefits if your doctor doesn’t know the legal definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee fails to obtain medical evidence on your behalf. You can also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.
How likely am I to win benefits?
At Silver & Silver, we offer a free consultation of your disability case. We are honored to report that the overwhelming majority of folks we have represented over the last 40 years have been approved for benefits.
Contact our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys today to learn more.