The Social Security Administration offers a disability insurance program, SSDI, for workers who become unable to work for a prolonged periods of time. At Huber & Palsir, LLC, we have Philadelphia attorneys who specialize in Social Security Disability Insurance who can assist and support you throughout the entire application process.
The program is funded by the FICA, or Federal Insurance Contributions Act, tax withheld from both the worker and employer. Typically, any worker who has paid the FICA tax through working for at least five of the ten years before becoming unable to work due to a disability is covered. This varies from worker to worker and can be dependent upon the worker’s age.
In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance in Philadelphia, you must a) be able to prove to the Social Security Administration that one cannot perform their job or any other type of work because of the disability and b) have a disability for at least 12 months.
Your initial claim can be filed online, over the phone, or in person at your local Social Security field office. If you need help determining whether you are eligible for benefits, please contact us at 877-767-0409 to be connected with one of our Social Security Disability Insurance specialists right away.
Unfortunately, due to the increasing number of claims being filed every day, it is extremely difficult to receive a favorable decision by the SSA. An estimated 60% of initial claims are denied. However, if your initial claim is denied, it does not mean that you do not qualify. Our social security disability lawyers in Philadelphia can help fight for your benefits.
At Huber & Palsir, LLC, we have decades of professional experience ensuring disabled workers receive the benefits they are rightly entitled to. In 2014, these benefits were up to $2,642 per month.
If you have been denied SSDI or feel you are not receiving fair compensation, we at Hubir & Palsir, LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can advocate on your behalf. Please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation at 877-767-0409.