Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyers
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Helping Disabled People throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area for Over 25 Years
If you or your loved one cannot work due to an illness or injury, you may be entitled to Social Security (SSD) benefits. Many Social Security disability claims are denied once, twice or even more times before benefits are finally awarded. The application process, gathering of evidence, appeals, and deadlines can be difficult and confusing. Unrepresented claimants often give up on their claims after a denial or lose their chance to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits by missing important deadlines.
The law firm of Oxenburg and Franzel helps claimants every day in their efforts to get the benefits they deserve. For more than 25 years, the Social Security Disability lawyers of Oxenburg & Franzel have been representing disabled people seeking SSD benefits. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney so that we may help you determine if you qualify for SSDI benefits.
SSD: A Safety Net When You Are Unable to Work for 12 Months
Many people know that Social Security Disability benefits are intended to serve as a safety net for workers who suffer from a disability which leaves them unable to work for 12 months or more. However, the Social Security Disability lawyers at Oxenburg & Franzel want you to know that it is not necessary to wait 12 months to begin the SSD application process.
Talk to Us as Soon as You Think You May Have a Claim
We urge you to talk to us as soon as you think you may be out of work for a long time due to a physical or mental disability. We have valuable advice to share with you that will help you develop a strong disability claim should you qualify for SSD.
A claimant will be considered disabled if he or she is unable to work due to a physical or mental condition, or a combination of such conditions, and disability has lasted or is expected to lastfor at least one year.
Claim Denied? Don't Be Discouraged
If your claim is denied, don't be discouraged. Our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers are ready to appeal your claim to a Social Security Administrative Law Judge, Appeals Council, or Federal Court, if necessary.
A Successful Appeal May Depend on a Strong Application
The success of your SSD claim appeal before an Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Council or in Federal Court may depend on how the application was presented. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer from the beginning. At Oxenburg & Franzel, we prepare and file the application for you and obtain the medical evidence to submit.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Whether you are thinking of filing an SSD application or have been turned down and need to appeal, contact a Social Security Disability lawyer promptly. Consultations are free. No attorney fees are due unless you win and are awarded benefits. Our goal is to enable you to receive the retroactive lump sum and monthly benefits that you are entitled to when you are unable to work.