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Williamsport Social Security Disability Lawyer

Need SSD or SSI Benefits in Williamsport? Call Metzger Wickersham.

As an employee in Williamsport, you have probably paid into Social Security. Because the government deducts funds directly from your paycheck, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (abbreviated as SSDI or SSD) if you lose your ability to work.

Nevertheless, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies about two-thirds of initial SSDI claims. When this happens, many applicants become discouraged and give up the benefits they have been paying for throughout their careers.

If you have been denied SSDI benefits, do not give up. Instead, let contact Metzger Wickersham to help you with your appeal.

Learn more about what our team can do for you with a free consultation – call us at (570) 600-1663 to schedule yours today.

Why Was My Claim Denied?

If the SSA denies your SSDI claim, do not panic. Most claims are approved upon appeal and getting approval can be as simple as following the appropriate steps and providing more information. The most common reasons for SSD claim denials include:

  • Insufficient medical evidence
  • Paperwork errors
  • You are still eligible to work a different job
  • You did not follow the prescribed treatment
  • You did not provide the correct documentation

Some reasons for denial are easier to counter than others. In most cases, you need to provide more information about your disability in a format that the SSA understands.

This can be difficult to do on your own, but our Williamsport Social Security disability attorneys can help.

What Can a Social Security Disability Lawyer Do for Me?

Dealing with the SSA can be frustrating and time-consuming, and when you are suffering from a disability and worried about supporting your family, it’s easy to make a mistake. Our Williamsport SSDI attorneys speak the SSA’s language, and we are focused on the success of your claim. We can guide you through the confusing paperwork and keep you informed at every step of the application and appeals process.

As experienced SSDI lawyers in Williamsport, PA, Metzger Wickersham can do the following for you:

  • Help you gather and annotate important medical records to provide evidence of your injury or illness and show its effects on your life and livelihood.
  • Represent you in a Social Security hearing
  • Present a clear, complete, and convincing case on your behalf
  • Help you fill out all paperwork accurately and meet relevant deadlines
  • Walk you through the appeals process (appealing a denied SSD claim is usually more successful than re-applying).

After receiving an SSDI denial, you should contact a local Social Security disability attorney. If you live in Williamsport, look no further than our firm.

How to Appeal a Denied SSDI Claim

SSDI appeals work on strict deadlines. If you have received an SSDI denial, you only have 60 days to file an appeal. From there, the SSA will reconsider your claim. Sometimes, you will need to escalate your claim and request a hearing by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). When you present your case in front of an ALJ, it helps to have an attorney. Even the SSA advises claimants to seek legal representation for their ALJ hearings.

There are 4 levels of appeal for Social Security disability claims, and our lawyers can help you through each one. While every case is different, we aim to help our clients recover SSDI benefits as quickly and efficiently as possible.

With our attorneys on your side, you have a higher chance of winning your claim.

Am I Eligible for Social Security Benefits?

When you call our office, we will immediately evaluate your eligibility for Social Security disability. We can help you if:

  • You meet the SSA’s definition of a disability
  • You have physical or mental health impairments severe enough to keep you from working any regular, full-time job for 12 months or more
  • Your conditions are terminal (expected to result in death)
  • You have worked and paid into the Social Security system for a sufficient amount of time

The SSA has a long list of qualifying medical conditions and special processes for proving your disability. We have handled thousands of Social Security claims for decades, so we can help you recover SSDI benefits as long as you are eligible. Even if you have not worked long enough to qualify for SSD benefits, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our firm can help you find the solution that works for you.

What’s the Difference Between SSD and SSI?

SSD and SSI are two different government programs designed to serve two different groups of people. SSD is for people who have worked most of their life before becoming disabled, and SSI is for people with long-term disabilities who have been unable to work for most of their life and have minimal income and resources.

To qualify for SSI, you must be considered low-income and have less than $2,000 in assets. Metzger Wickersham can help you with either SSD or SSI claims – depending on your situation.

Why Choose Us?

Metzger Wickersham has been handling Social Security claims for decades since 1888. In addition to Social Security claims, we handle workers’ comp claims, and personal injury cases. If your Social Security claim is keeping you up at night, call us anytime. We are available 24/7, and our entire team of legal professionals is ready to work on your case.

With us, you’re family, and you don’t pay unless we recover SSD or SSI benefits on your behalf. We understand what you’re going through, and we are ready to listen.

Call us at (570) 600-1663 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation today.

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