Social Security Disability
Being disabled and unable to work and provide for your family can be emotionally and financially devastating. OWM Law Disability attorneys can help you navigate through the disability regulations and mandates. Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a lifesaver - and it can be complicated.
Many are denied benefits even though they are deserving. In order to receive benefits, you must provide proof that you are unable to work due to a medical condition that will last for at least one year, or could result in death. Many physical impairments can qualify for SSDI or SSI Benefits, but failure to meet deadlines or specific criteria can seriously delay the process and put you and your family at financial risk.
When you come in to see us bring all documents previously filed with the Social Security Administration and all notices. Be prepared to provide:
- A complete work history
- A list of all treating physicians
- A list of all medicines being taken
- Complete medical history
- All social security documents and notices
How We Can Help You
Let OWM Law help you through the disability process. Be prepared to discuss every injury or illness that you have that impacts your ability to work. Together we will review all illnesses and injuries. The sooner we start, the sooner you can begin receiving what you deserve.
Call 610-323-2800 to speak with a disability attorney today and schedule your free initial consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Reviewing some of the most frequently asked questions on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income may help you get initially informed on this complicated subject. Your OWM Disability Lawyer will provide you with the facts, specific guidance and representation needed for your particular case.
- When can a person apply for Social Security Disability benefits?
- How is disability defined?
- What is the difference between SSD and SSI?
- How does a person apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits?
- If rejected, how does a claimant appeal?
- How does an attorney get paid for representing a claimant in SSD and SSI cases?
- If a doctor says the claimant is totally disabled, does that mean that the claimant will automatically receive benefits under the Social Security Act?
- Once the listing requirements are met, does the claimant receive benefits?
- What does a claimant bring to an attorney at an initial conference?
- Are Disability Benefits Subject to Income Tax?
- Social Security Disability FAQ
- Social Security Disability Worksheet
- OWM Newsletter - November 2011 - Can I Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?
- OWM Newsletter - June 2010 - Why So Many People Are Denied Social Security Benefits