The federal government offers Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if you have a qualifying medical condition that makes it difficult for you to work. The application process may seem straightforward, but the majority of initial requests for benefits are denied. You may need a lawyer to help you through the challenging process of SSD approval. At Meshkov & Breslin, our attorneys help establish your need for benefits and fight to overturn your claim denial.
If you are suffering from a severe physical or mental impairment that interferes with your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. You must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability:
Certain qualifying conditions make you automatically eligible for SSD benefits. Other serious conditions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Eligible conditions may include:
Our lawyers often assist clients with the initial application process. After you file your claim, you will be scheduled for an interview with an SSD claims representative to further demonstrate your need.
You will receive a written decision from the SSA around three to six months after filing your application. If your benefits are denied, you should immediately contact our experienced law firm. We personally represent you and challenge the denial of your claim, guiding you through a series of steps:
Extensive documentation is required to overturn a disability claim denial. Many cases are successfully resolved by our lawyers at the initial application and hearing stages, but we are prepared to take your case all the way to federal district court if necessary.
We stand up for the rights of people who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. If your impairment prevents you from travelling, our Social Security Disability lawyer can meet with you in your home or at your hospital bed. Contact Meshkov & Breslin online to inquire about our services or call (610) 438-6300 to schedule your free consultation.