A Pennsylvania Social Security Lawyer Who Cares
Help for Those Living with Disabilities
If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury sustained in an collision, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits come in the form of two Federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under SSDI you can obtain subsidized medical coverage for yourself and your family, depending on your work history, while under SSI you can gain income assistance, depending on your ability to work and your access to resources.
At Graham & Mauer, P.C., our Valley Forge and Harrisburg Social Security Disability lawyers understand how to help you qualify, apply for and obtain the benefits you need.
Are You Eligible for Pennsylvania Disability Benefits?
The most important factor in qualifying for benefits is your disability. It must fit the definition of disability established by the Social Security Administration. They define disability in terms of fitness for employment. In order to qualify for SSDI and SSI, you must meet the following criteria:
- It must be a total and long-term disability. Partial or short-term disabilities do not qualify.
- You must be unable to perform the responsibilities of your previous job or return to your previous position of employment.
- Your condition must make it impossible for you to adjust to another position or type of work.
- Your disability must be expected to last for a year or longer, or be expected to result in death.
Your specific condition must be approved by a state agency. Most conditions and combinations of conditions are included on the List of Impairments of the Social Security Administration – a comprehensive list of ailments that qualify for benefits. The list is organized by each major body system. If your particular condition does not appear on the list, the state agency assesses the severity of your disability based on your medical records and the rest of your application.
Applying for SSDI and SSI
Your Valley Forge and Harrisburg Social Security Disability Lawyers can help you complete the application for benefits. Personal data, family information, work history and medical details are all important elements of the application. If accepted, you will receive information on how to go about obtaining your benefits. If denied, you will have the opportunity to appeal the decision.
Call Graham & Mauer Today – Speak to a Social Security Disability Attorney Serving Harrisburg and Valley Forge, PA Immediately
Whether you are applying for benefits for the first time or appealing a denial, the attorneys of Graham & Mauer, P.C. know how to help you. From locations in Harrisburg, Dauphin County and Valley Forge, Chester County, personal injury lawyers from our firm are accessible throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. Call us today at 610-933-3333 for a free phone consultation, or contact us online.