We Can Help You Get the Social Security Benefits That You Deserve
Being disabled can impact your life in such a major way that stressing about how to pay your bills should be the least of your worries. It can be heartbreaking to file for Social Security disability in Pennsylvania only to learn soon after that your application has been Denied.
Many individuals are denied benefits on their first try, but it’s what people do next that determines whether or not that ruling sticks. If you think you may qualify for Social Security, contact the experienced attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk and Kredo. We will look at your case and if we feel your complaint is valid, we will appeal the decision and work hard to make sure you receive SSDI.
Do You Qualify for Philadelphia Social Security Disability?
In determining your eligibility to receive disability, there are a few things the U.S. Social Security Administration considers:
- You must be totally disabled and cannot be paid for partial disability or short-term disability. That means that your disability has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year or to result in death.
- You cannot be able to do the work that you did before you became disabled. They will also decide whether or not they think you can adjust to other work because of your condition.
- You must have worked long enough and recently enough under Social Security to qualify. Your Social Security work credits are based on your total yearly wages or self-employment income. It’s possible to earn up to four credits each year.
Even if you don’t think you qualify under these rules, there are certain special circumstances in which you will sometimes be allowed to collect benefits; the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) may also be an option for you. Your personal Social Security attorney at Mednick, Mezyk and Kredo will know about these exceptions and will be able to recommend if you should move forward with an appeal.
Start Receiving Your Social Security Sooner Rather Than Later
Every day you wait to appeal the denial of your application for Social Security benefits is another day that you’re going to possibly struggle financially. The entire system can be difficult to navigate and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you are more likely to hurt yourself rather than help yourself.
At Mednick, Mezyk and Kredo, we will stick with you through the entire process of securing Social Security disability money. Also, unlike many other lawyers, we will even help you file your initial application for SSDI. We will make sure it’s submitted correctly the first time so that you may be able to avoid the appeal process entirely.
If you were denied the Social Security disability benefits you know you are entitled to, or if you would like assistance filing for SSDI, we’re here for you. Contact the Philadelphia SSDI attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk and Kredo for a free consultation at 215-545-1870 or 1-888-807-WORK.