How an Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You
Dealing with the government throughout the course of your SSD claim can
be a long, frustrating process. Let us handle the work for you. Our experienced
Social Security Disability attorneys in Pennsylvania understand the system
and know the type of documentation required in order to get your claim
approved. We can help you with the confusing paperwork and guide you through
all stages of the application and appeals process.
If you already applied and your claim has been denied, you can appeal the
decision. You must file your appeal within 60 days of the day you receive
your denial notice. Once you appeal, a hearing with an Administrative
Law Judge (ALJ) will be scheduled. If you hire an attorney at Metzger
Wickersham to assist with your case, we can represent you at this hearing.
The hearing is important because it is the only time in the administrative
appeal process where we can argue your case in front of a judge with the
authority to approve your request for benefits. Statistically, people
represented by an attorney have been successful in winning their claims
more often than people without attorney representation. Every case is
different, but rest assured that our experienced Social Security Disability
attorneys are dedicated to helping disabled individuals win the benefits
they need and deserve.
Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability?
Those applying for Social Security Disability benefits must meet certain
To be eligible for benefits under the Social Security Disability program, you must:
- Meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability
- Have physical or mental health impairments (or a combination of both) severe
enough to keep you from working any regular, paying job for at least 12
months - OR - have impairments that are expected to result in death
- Have a work history long enough to have paid into the Social Security Disability system
If your work history is not long enough to make you eligible to receive
Social Security Disability benefits, you may qualify for Supplemental
Security Income (SSI). SSI provides monthly payments to people who are
disabled, do not have adequate work history, and have little or no income
Call a Harrisburg Social Security Disability Lawyer at (888) 286-2850!
You shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get the maximum disability
benefits you deserve. There's no time to play games. Metzger Wickersham
knows how to win benefits for people with many types of injuries and occupational
illnesses. We will analyze your case under Social Security Regulations
and gather medical evidence to support your claim.
Let our firm help you cut through the government's red tape.