SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY (SSDI/SSI)
Social Security pays disability benefits through two (2) separate federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI" or "SSD") and Supplemental Security Income ("SSI"). To qualify for benefits, a person must be unable to work a full-time job due to a medical condition that has or is expected to last for a minimum of 12 months or result in death.
Proving to Social Security that you are disabled and unable to work under the applicable federal laws and regulations is a very complicated and involved process. Often, during the various stages of eligibility determination, people who are genuinely disabled and unable to work are denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Denials often result because the individual applying for benefits does not fully understand the many layers of Social Security Disability law and the required evidence that the SSA needs to award benefits.
At every level of the process, a disability attorney is vital for achieving the best outcome. It is very difficult for an individual to navigate the complicated laws and procedures governing Social Security Disability eligibility and appeals on their own. Attorney, Scott McDaniel, will represent you throughout the entire process and handle the legal and procedural steps for you, whether you are filing an initial claim or have been denied benefits and need to appeal the decision.
We serve clients in the entire 4-State area (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia), and we receive a fee only if you win your case. To schedule a free consultation, call (410) 812-5457.