If you are injured or ill and no longer able to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits, or SSDI. Unfortunately, applications for SSDI are often denied even when the individual meets all of the requirements. If your SSDI application has been denied, you need an experienced PA social security lawyer on your side.
SSDI is a program that provides benefits to people who are no longer able to work because of a disability or illness that is expected to last for at least one year or to end in your death. You must also have accumulated at least a minimum amount of credits through working and paying into the system.
You can apply for SSDI once you know you won’t be able to return to work for at least one year. However, in many cases, your initial application will be denied. If this occurs, you can appeal the decision. Eventually, a hearing may be scheduled. At this hearing, you will have the chance to plead your case in front of an Administrative Law Judge.
Hiring an Attorney
The SSDI appeals process can be lengthy and complicated, especially when you are already facing medical problems and financial concerns. A lawyer who understands these types of cases can explain your rights and responsibilities so that you can maximize your chances of qualifying for benefits. Your SSDI attorney can also help you collect all of the necessary evidence and prepare for your day in court.
Many claimants worry about the financial implications of hiring an SSDI attorney. However, SSDI attorneys work on contingency, which means that they get paid only if you win your case. In addition, federal law limits the amount of money your SSDI attorney can collect, so you don’t need to worry that he or she will take your entire settlement or garnish your benefits indefinitely.
Contact the Law Office of Michael J. Mueller
Michael J. Mueller is currently accepting clients in Trevose and the surrounding area. If you are involved in a disputed SSDI claim in Pennsylvania, you need full representation from a competent, experienced Pennsylvania SSDI attorney. Please contact the Law Office of Michael J. Mueller today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.