Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Lawyers - Munley Law
If an injury or illness prevents you from returning to your job, you may qualify for monthly Social Security Disability payments. Social Security Disability can be an important resource for workers, yet the process can be frustrating and confusing. The Pennsylvania Social Security Disability attorneys at Munley Law, P.C., can help.
Social Security Disability is a program of the Federal Government designed to provide monthly payments to disabled individuals in two distinct categories:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD);
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Both programs require proof of a disability, the difference is that SSI exists for disabled people in financial need and SSD serves disabled workers who have paid into the Social Security system through prior work.
Supplemental Security Income benefits are paid to individuals who are poor and disabled, regardless of whether the applicant has worked in the past. Benefits are available to both adults and children.
Social Security Disability benefits are paid to individuals who have earned wages and paid into the Social Security system in at least 20 of the last 40 quarters. In order to qualify for SSD, you must be totally disabled – meaning that you are not capable of performing any job due to your disability.
SSD benefits are based upon your income while you were able to work, and may also adjust to reflect cost of living depending on how long you collect the benefits. Assuming you are totally, permanently disabled, you may collect Social Security Disability benefits until you reach age 65. At that time, your Social Security Disability benefits will convert to a Social Security Retirement benefit.
Both benefits require proof of disability – including medical records and documentation of the extent of your injuries and projected future health status. People who qualify for either benefit often find the forms confusing and may not always provide the correct information required. As a result, claims can be denied – and people who need this program don’t always receive the benefits they deserve.
If your disability claim was denied and you don’t understand why, the Pennsylvania Social Security Disability attorneys at Munley Law, P.C., can evaluate your claim. We have represented enough disability claims that we know what the reviewers are looking for – and we can help ensure that your information is presented in the most effective manner in order for your claim to succeed.
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At Munley Law, P.C., our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. We strive to achieve the highest standard of excellence for the protection of individual rights through teamwork and the use of our considerable resources and experience.
For a free consultation regarding your legal concerns, contact our Social Security lawyers online or call us toll free at 877-421-9173.
At Munley Law, our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. We strive to achieve the highest standard of excellence for the protection of individual rights through team work and the use of our considerable resources and experience. For a free consultation regarding your legal concerns, contact us today for a free consultation or call us toll free at 877-421-9173.