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I’m disabled and can’t work. Can’t I forego the attorney fees and apply for Social Security Disability benefits on my own?

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You are certainly entitled to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on your own. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has an extensive website with which you can learn many of the typical processes, timelines as well as helpful information on how to get approved for benefits. However, the startling truth is that a vast majority of individuals (less than four in ten) are denied at the initial stage of application, leaving them with a lengthy appeals process while medical bills and lost wages begin to add up.

A Philadelphia SSD attorney can help you obtain the benefits you need while you focus on your health. An attorney will monitor deadlines, approval process as well as liaise with your medical staff to maximize the compensation you are due.

The SSA follows a strict timeline once you have been denied, allowing less than two months for you to appeal the decision. These timelines can often go overlooked while you are receiving treatment for your medical condition. Social Security Disability attorneys receive the same amount of compensation regardless as mandated by the federal government – 25% of your retroactive benefits with no further compensation necessary. Placing your trust in an attorney who will care for you and your family along the way will help alleviate some of the stress you may be under during this difficult time.

The Philadelphia SSD attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo are here to meet with you to discuss your case. We’ll help you determine your eligibility for disability benefits with absolutely no obligation on your part. Call us today for a free consultation at 888-807-WORK (9675).