Philadelphia Social Security Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions Regarding SSDI Claims
Many Social Security disability clients want to know when they should contact an attorney and how an attorney can help. Following are some FAQs (frequently asked questions) and answers provided by Philadelphia Social Security Disability lawyers at the Nationwide Law Offices of Eric A. Shore.
- Do I really need a Philadelphia Social Security lawyer?
National and local statistics show that the best chance for an applicant to win a Social Security Disability case is at the hearing stage. An experienced Philadelphia Social Security lawyer will make sure the applicant has all the right medical documentation, including reports by the treating doctors, that properly categorize the disability and that accurately respond to any independent medical exam. We will work to contest vocational arguments that the applicant can perform new work. We will also prepare the applicant to ensure that the Judge can visibly see, whenever possible, the physical or emotional health conditions that are causing the applicant’s disabilities.
- How much money does a disability lawyer in Philadelphia receive?
Philadelphia disability lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore receive 25% of any past due amount up to a maximum of $6,000. The past due amount is the monthly income that the applicant obtains from the date of eligibility until the date of the award. A winning applicant receives all of the SSDI income from the date of the award going forward.
- What if I am disabled because of an accident at work or by a car?
At the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, we also represent personal injury victims and injured workers with Workers’ Compensation claims throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Social Security allows an adjustment for workers who are entitled to both Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Workers’ Compensation benefits. The minimum an injured worker can get is the amount of the SSDI benefits they are allowed. The maximum is 80 % of the average monthly income the worker earned before the disability. We work to maximize the amount of medical and income benefits for disabilities that were caused by a work accident.
A personal injury award generally will not affect an SSDI award because SSDI awards are based on work earnings and not on income level. A personal injury award may affect an SSI (Supplemental Security Income) claim. The best solution is to review all injury and Social Security disability claims with experienced lawyers who represent clients in both Social Security disability and personal injury work.
Philadelphia Social Security Disability Law Firm of Eric A. Shore Knows the Answers to Common Disability Claim Questions
The Social Security Disability application process can be confusing for most applicants. Many applicants who file their initial claim are surprised when a claim is denied. Experienced Philadelphia Social Security Disability lawyers know why claims are denied and know how to prepare cases for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. We explain the process and answer questions so disability applicants can be ready for the hearing.
Contact the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore today at 1-800-CANT-WORK (1-800-226-8967) for an appointment. You can also complete our online form to schedule an appointment. We have offices throughout the country, including in Pennsylvania, and we represent clients nationwide.