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What To Do If You’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability

You’ve been through the application process, filled out all of their forms, and waited for a decision – which denied your disability claim. Now what? Find an Experienced Social Security Attorney I might be a little biased, since I am an experienced Social Security Attorney, but there are some very good reasons why someone going […]

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU RECEIVE BOTH SOCIAL SECURITY AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN PENNSYLVANIA

If you are eligible for both social security and workers’ compensation benefits, there are situations where an offset occurs – meaning that one of the benefits is reduced. What actually will happen depends on a number of variables, including the amount of benefits, and the type of Social Security benefits you are receiving (disability or […]

CAN I WORK AND STILL RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?

How Social Security Defines Disability The Social Security Administration defines disability in terms of a person’s ability to work. To be disabled, a person must be unable to perform substantial work, based on a condition that lasts, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months (or result in death). One key concept in […]

Do I need a lawyer for my social security case?

Although it is possible to file on your own, you should be aware that many social security disability claims are denied initially. It is often necessary to file appeals, gather medical evidence, and attend hearings. A disability lawyer can often make an impact on getting a successful result in your social security appeal. What a […]

How Long Will It Take To Schedule my Social Security Hearing?

Waiting for your Social Security Disability Hearing isn’t easy. Many claimants have no source of income while they are waiting. It is hard to understand why it takes so long. The basic problem is that a lot of bad decisions about disability are made on the initial application, and there are therefore a lot of […]

What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

People frequently wonder whether they can get Social Security Disability benefits based on a certain diagnosis. The answer is that disability is based on the severity of the condition, rather than on a particular diagnosis. Almost any medical or psychiatric condition (or combination of conditions) could be the basis for a disability claim, but disability […]