The Social Security Disability claim process can be quite confusing, and getting approved for benefits is often far harder than people assume it will be. Having a professional on your side who has helped numerous others to navigate the system can be a very valuable asset.
At the Pennsylvania law firm of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, we are those professionals. Thorough and detail-oriented, our lawyers give each client’s claim the time and attention it deserves. Of-counsel attorney Joel Weisberg is also the former director of the Bureau of Disability Determination, which is another significant asset to our clients.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits
In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, you must:
- Have had Social Security taxes (FICA taxes) taken out of your paychecks for at least five of the last 10 years. If you have been steadily employed for the past decade or more, you have likely paid in the required amount and can request that money back to meet your daily needs.
- Be totally disabled from working. You must prove that you can no longer perform any work at all due to your impairment. Such disabilities may include cancer, arthritis, chronic pain, mental disorders and much more. In some cases, our law firm may be able to show that a combination of physical and mental conditions — or even your prescribed medication — prevents you from holding any kind of job.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
Like SSDI benefits, SSI benefits provide money to those who can no longer hold a job due to their disabling conditions. The difference is that SSI does not require you to have paid in any taxes to the Social Security Administration. You do, however, have to prove that you are totally disabled from working. Your household income and assets must also fall below a certain level.
Free Consultation With Our Harrisburg SSD Lawyers
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Social Security Disability attorneys, call 717-238-5707 or contact us online. We represent clients in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and throughout the state.