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How You Can Meet The Requirements For Disability

To receive Social Security Disability benefits, you must demonstrate to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you meet several qualifying requirements and standards. Proving that you meet these requirements can be difficult, but we at Chermol & Fishman, LLC, can help.

Proving your qualification requires extensive paperwork: medical, therapy and employment records; and supportive opinions of treating physicians. A Social Security Disability lawyer can tell you whether you qualify for benefits and help prove your disability to the Social Security Administration.

We assist clients in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area and nationwide, with offices in New Jersey, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and Illinois. We help them present their weaknesses, suffering and problems to the Social Security Administration so that they can secure the disability benefits that they need.

What Are The Disability Factors For SSDI And SSI?

Social Security considers both physical impairments and mental impairments to determine whether you are eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The same standard factors establish disability in both SSDI and SSI cases. These include:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Ability to communicate, read and write
  • Physical impairments
  • Mental health impairments
  • What you are or are not able to do because of or in spite of health problems

The SSA may also consider:

  • The types of doctors and therapists that you have consulted
  • The frequency of your visits
  • The medications you take
  • The nature of procedures undertaken (surgeries, injections, different types of therapies)
  • Emergency room visits or hospitalizations

Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in these cases and know how to build the strongest case possible to help you secure the benefits you deserve. We also know how urgently our clients often need these benefits, which is why we work tirelessly to secure the ideal outcome in as little time as possible.

Do You Really Need An Attorney?

Working with a Social Security Disability lawyer can help your application or appeals process go as smoothly and swiftly as possible. Additionally, if you have an illness or injury, you may not be aware of more subtle problems, such as memory loss or difficulty concentrating. Your lawyer can point out changes in personality or ability and present these impairments to the SSA for consideration.

Learn Whether You Qualify In A Free Consultation

To learn whether you qualify for disability, contact Chermol & Fishman, LLC. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us. Call 215-795-4448, or send an email today.