The federal Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) exists to help those who are either temporarily or permanently unable to work due to a disability. It is different from Social Security Supplementary Income, Worker’s Compensation and private insurance policies, because it is funded by payroll taxes.
If you are disabled and unable to work because of your disability, you may be eligible to apply for social security disability insurance. This is not charity, a handout, or even a government assistance program. If you have been working for a certain amount of time before your disability, you have likely been paying into this insurance and have earned this security for you and your family.
The social security disability insurance requirements can be difficult to understand and follow. The Social Security Administration takes many different factors into account when reviewing your application such as your age, when you became disabled, how long you have worked, what your medical condition is, what treatment you’ve received, and more.
Applications for SSDI must be filed with the Social Security Administration and the Pennsylvania Disability Determination Services Office, and may even go through an appeals process if your claim is denied. The process can be arduous, especially if you are already struggling with daily life due to your disability. Many people find it helpful to contact a social security attorney to assist them.
Your state’s Disability Determination Services Office and its SSDI application reviewers play a critical role in approving or denying your application. Therefore, it is important to hire a social security disability lawyer who is well-versed in both state as well as federal laws and understands your state’s process of applying for SSDI.
The legal team at Chermol & Fishman LLC know how to navigate the many steps of the application process and the requirements for getting disability benefits. We will aggressively pursue your case on behalf of you and your family.
A professional Pennsauken Social Security Disability attorney can represent you throughout this process. They will file paperwork on your behalf, explain complex law in layman’s terms and help you collect the extensive amount of information that you will need to submit for your application or appeal.
A Pennsauken social security disability lawyer does not work for the government. Our client is you, and our job is to ensure that you can access the social security disability benefits that you may be entitled to without getting bogged down by the complex legal process.
Social Security Administration
Roebling Market, 635 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611
SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication & Review
2475 McClellan Blvd, Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109
When considering the monthly amount that you will receive for your social security disability benefits, your dependents may also be considered. Your spouse, unmarried children, or even grandchildren can be eligible for the SSD benefits that you have earned if they meet certain qualifications.
Your attorney can explain these qualifications to you and assist you with gathering the necessary information that you will need to include in your application in order to prove that your family members qualify. An attorney will treat these family members as part of your application and will take them into account when acting as your representative and when filing claims and appeals on your behalf.
A person’s access to social security benefits affects not only their own quality of life, but their family’s lives as well. Pennsauken-area residents know that contacting the law offices of Chermol & Fishman can help ensure that they can continue to take care of their loved ones throughout their disability. Call us today for a consultation.