Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer in the Lehigh Valley

The federal government offers Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if you have a qualifying medical condition that makes it difficult for you to work. The application process may seem straightforward, but the majority of initial requests for benefits are denied. You may need a lawyer to help you through the challenging process of SSD approval. At Meshkov & Breslin, our attorneys help establish your need for benefits and fight to overturn your claim denial.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits in Pennsylvania

If you are suffering from a severe physical or mental impairment that interferes with your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. You must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability:

  • You cannot do work that you did before
  • You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death

Certain qualifying conditions make you automatically eligible for SSD benefits. Other serious conditions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Eligible conditions may include:

  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Mental health conditions
  • Nerve damage
  • Brain injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Skin disorders
  • Congenital disorders
  • Other serious conditions

Our lawyers often assist clients with the initial application process. After you file your claim, you will be scheduled for an interview with an SSD claims representative to further demonstrate your need.

What to do when your Social Security Disability benefits claim is denied

You will receive a written decision from the SSA around three to six months after filing your application. If your benefits are denied, you should immediately contact our experienced law firm. We personally represent you and challenge the denial of your claim, guiding you through a series of steps:

  • Written request for reconsideration
  • Social Security Disability hearing
  • Appearance before the Social Security Appeals Council
  • Lawsuit in federal court

Extensive documentation is required to overturn a disability claim denial. Many cases are successfully resolved by our lawyers at the initial application and hearing stages, but we are prepared to take your case all the way to federal district court if necessary.

Secure your SSD benefits with our legal representation in Allentown, Easton, and Bethlehem

We stand up for the rights of people who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. If your impairment prevents you from travelling, our Social Security Disability lawyer can meet with you in your home or at your hospital bed. Contact Meshkov & Breslin online to inquire about our services or call (610) 438-6300 to schedule your free consultation.