Philadelphia Filing Assistance Attorneys
Social Security disability benefits are designed to relieve some of the financial stress that individuals with physical and mental disabilities may face. Unfortunately, the application process can be very complicated and applicants may be forced to wait for months at a time, or may discover that their claims have been denied on their first filing attempt.
Individuals who are considering filing for Social Security disability insurance should consult with a legal professional about their claim and the initial application process. There are many myths and misconceptions regarding SSD benefits and the filing process, so it is important to contact the Philadelphia filing assistance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 to learn the truth about the process of applying for benefits.
The Application Process
In order to complete your initial filing for Social Security disability benefits, you must:
- Complete the adult or child disability checklist to make sure that you are eligible to apply for benefits.
- Fill out the application.
- Make sure the application has been filled out in a complete and thorough manner (incomplete applications may be denied simply for that reason).
- Submit all required medical, financial, and work-related paperwork along with the corresponding disability report.
It is important to understand that you can re-apply or appeal a rejected claim for Social Security benefits even if your claim was initially denied. A denial of benefits does not mean that you will never receive the compensation you need, and individuals who have had a claim denied are encouraged to consult an experienced attorney to either re-apply or set up a hearing to dispute the denial.
If you are considering filing for Social Security disability benefits, contact an experienced Philadelphia social security lawyer of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 215-238-1130 for a free case review and learn how we can help you with the filing process.