Obtaining Social Security Disability
The Social Security system is intended to provide for those who are unable to provide for themselves. At Engle, Kauffman & VanHorn, P.C., in State College, Pennsylvania, we guide people through the complex and often complicated process for obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.
Who Is Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration provides Social Security Disability benefits to eligible individuals who become unable to work due to long-term illness or injury, or long-term disability. To be eligible, you must meet stringent requirements related to your work history and to your inability to work. A skilled lawyer can help you determine whether you may qualify for these benefits.
Handling Appeals For Social Security Disability Benefits
Most of the time, people seeking Social Security Disability benefits are denied these benefits on first application. If you did not obtain SSD benefits as hoped in your initial application, we can help you appeal this decision.
In the Social Security Disability benefits appellate process, you will have a hearing before an administrative law judge where you will have the opportunity to restate your case. We will represent you at this hearing. As your legal representative, one of our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that your case stands out from the other claims. We will strive to ensure that your application is fully and fairly considered.
Proving Your Case
Sometimes your disability is not physically noticeable, such as depression or a closed head injury. In these cases, it is especially important that you have documented medical evidence that supports your claim. We can help gather the necessary medical evidence and reports from your physician. Sometimes, all it takes is a thorough presentation of evidence to reverse the original decision that denied your disability claim.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
If you have suffered an injury or illness that prevents you from working, or believe that someone you love may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, come to our office today. Our disability law attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and interests of injured people.