Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits when you cannot work due to a serious injury can seem straightforward at first. However, many people quickly find the process tedious, overwhelming and ultimately disheartening. At Worth, Magee & Fisher, we assist clients throughout the Lehigh Valley navigate the complexities of SSDI. Our skilled SSDI attorneys personally guide them through the entire process from start to finish.

Qualifying For SSDI

To obtain SSDI benefits, applicants must meet certain technical requirements established under federal Social Security law. In general, the law states that SSDI applicants must have:

  • A documented physical disability, mental health condition or debilitating illness that prevents them from obtaining "substantial gainful employment" for at least 12 months or that is expected to result in death
  • Insured status, meaning they have worked a sufficient length of time and earned enough money to qualify for Social Security Disability coverage

Our Lehigh County Social Security Disability lawyers, led by Robert J. Magee, help clients determine whether they meet these requirements. We will also assist in gathering the appropriate medical evidence and in filling out the forms needed to apply for disability benefits.

Experienced Allentown Lawyers Handling SSDI Appeals

"What if my SSDI claim is denied?" We provide step-by-step guidance through the SSDI appeals process. This includes representing you in an administrative hearing before a Social Security administrative law judge. We are fully prepared to pursue additional appeals as needed if it is in your best interests to do so.

SSDI And Workers' Compensation

"Am I eligible for SSDI if I'm currently receiving workers' compensation?" This is a question our lawyers hear frequently. The short answer is "Yes" - but specific requirements or benefit restrictions could apply depending on your unique situation. We will review your case comprehensively to ensure that all forms of compensation available to you are explored and pursued.

Comprehensive Representation To Help You Move Forward

We provide diligent, dedicated services focused on obtaining the compensation needed to help you and your family maintain financial stability following a serious accident, injury or illness. Contact us locally at 610-674-0505 or toll free at 866-490-5954 to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also contact us by email for more information. We offer flexible appointments and home or hospital visits to accommodate your unique circumstances. Our office is also fully ADA accessible.