If you suffer from a medical condition and cannot work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD or SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Contact us today for a FREE consultation. We will evaluate your case and inform you of your eligibility for disability benefits. Social Security disability lawyers at our firm handle claims in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Having an experienced Social Security disability attorney on your side can make a big difference.
Social Security Disability: A video guide.
Who is eligible for Social Security disability benefits?
To receive SSD, you must suffer from an injury or illness that prevents you from working for at least 12 months, or is terminal. Many conditions are considered to be disabling by SSD, including both physical and mental disorders. Learn about specific SSD conditions.
Our Social Security disability lawyers make filing for benefits easy.
Our experienced Social Security disability attorneys will file your initial application for you. Much information is requested and must be provided accurately and fully to receive approval. We’ll help you assemble the information required to complete your application and get claim approved. We know what Social Security looks for in a successful application.
Our SSD attorneys will review your application to ensure that you have submitted all required forms. That can mean the difference between approval and denial. Many claims are denied simply for simple omissions or other technicalities. We know the proper way to present your disability claim to better ensure successful.
Have you received a denial on your disability application?
First rule: don’t give up. Remember, denial of an initial application is quite common. Our attorneys will help you with the reconsideration process. Once that step is complete, we will request a judicial hearing and accompany you before the judge to advocate on your behalf. The majority of appeals will 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. If denied once again, we will analyze the prior decisions to determine if an appeal to the Federal District Court is appropriate.
» Are you over the age of 45?
» Did you retire less than 5 years ago?
» Do you suffer from physical and/or mental conditions?
You could be eligible for Social Security disability in addition to your pension. Receiving Social Security disability benefits will not affect your pension, and in many cases can mean an additional $1,500 to $2,300 per month in benefits, plus a retroactive check. If you are receiving treatment from a doctor for injuries or medical conditions for any reason, 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
» Still working (trial work period)
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability
Pond Lehocky has expanded our Social Security disability (SSD) practice nationwide and in January 2015, our SSD department became Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability.
Pond Lehocky Disability is a Social Security disability (SSD) advocacy group that assists those who wish to file for SSD by providing excellent customer service, access to top-quality legal representation and educational resources. As an advocacy group, the company focuses its political action efforts solely on issues that affect SSD and Social Security’s other disability insurance program, Supplemental Security Income.