If you can't work because of a disability, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can help you. SSDI is an earned benefit that you have paid for through your FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) tax. You should qualify for SSDI if you are unable to work and have worked for at least 10 years.
According to the Social Security Disability Act, a disability is:
"the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable condition or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months or result in death."
The SSDI application process is complex, and the appeals process can be confusing. Most SSDI claims are denied the first time they are submitted. Don't give up.
Talk to our Social Security disability attorneys in Philadelphia if your claim has been denied. You have 30 days to appeal your denial, so it is crucial that you find a lawyer experienced in SSDI applications and appeals. Our SSDI attorneys have the experience to handle your case efficiently and effectively.
We will help you file the necessary forms correctly. We will get your doctors involved in the process to make sure Social Security Administration officials understand the nature of your disability and how that affects your ability to work. At Fenner & Boles we are determined that qualified people receive their benefits.