Social Security Disability Attorneys
Out of work due to an injury, illness or a medical condition?You may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Don’t wait, apply today! You may be missing out on Social Security Disability benefits that you deserve!
When you suffer from a physical or mental condition and are unable to work, it may be tough getting by if your finances are tight. At Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, a Social Security Disability attorney can evaluate your case and let you know if you are eligible for SSD. See Social Security Disability FAQs for more information.
What To Expect Video:
Social Security Disability Case
We created this video to provide people with a better understanding of what to expect throughout a typical Social Security Disability case. Take a few minutes to watch and find answers to many questions you may have.
To receive SSD, you must suffer from an injury or illness that will either keep you from working for at least 12 months, or that is terminal. These are examples of the many conditions considered disabling by SSD:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
- Chronic Fatigue
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Herniated Discs
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Heart Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Retardation
- Blood Diseases
- Grand Mal Seizures
- Petite Mal Seizures
We Make Filing for Social Security Disability Easy for You
- We file initial applications for you!
- We handle application denials for you!
- We handle judge denials for you!
Filing the initial application
Our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys will file your initial application for you. A large amount of information is requested and must be provided accurately and fully to expect approval. Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano helps you gather the information needed for a full application. We will make sure that we have collected and presented all the information required to have your claim approved. We know what Social Security looks for in a successful application.
Have you already applied for Social Security Disability?
Our attorneys can review your application and ensure that you have submitted all the required forms. That can mean the difference between approval and denial. Many claims are denied for simple omissions or other technicalities. We understand the proper way to present your disability claim to the best advantage for getting it approved.
Have you received a denial on your application?
Don’t give up. Remember that denial of an initial application is quite common. Our lawyers can help you with the reconsideration process where the Social Security Administration reviews your application. Once that step is complete, we request a judicial hearing and accompany you before the judge to advocate on your behalf. The majority of appeals receive the judge’s approval, but some do not. If you disagree with the judge’s decision, we submit an appeal to the Appeals Council. And if still denied, we request a case review by a Federal District Court.
- Are you over the age of 45?
- Did you retire less than 5 years ago?
- Do you suffer from physical and/or mental conditions?
If so, you could be eligible for Social Security Disability in addition to your pension. Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits will not affect your pension. In many cases, this can lead to an additional $1,500 to $2,300 per month in benefits, plus a retroactive check.
If you are treating with a doctor for injuries or medical conditions for any reason, not just work related, you should apply for Social Security Disability today.
You can still apply for Social Security Disability if you are:
- Collecting unemployment
- Collecting workers‘ compensation benefits
- Collecting welfare
Contact us at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano by calling 215-568-7500 to get more information about SSD requirements and benefits.
Having a Social Security Disability lawyer on your side can make all the difference.
Arrange a free consultation to discuss receiving Social Security Disability Benefits today. Call 215-568-7500 or contact Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano online.