If you have been denied disability benefits from Social Security or your employer's long-term disability plan, you are not alone. Every year, hundreds of Pennsylvania residents who are unable to work due to an injury or illness have had their disability benefits unfairly denied or stopped. The good news is that with a lawyer's help, many people successfully have their benefits approved or reinstated.
If your disability claim has been denied, it is important to contact a lawyer promptly. There are specific deadlines that must be met or you may give up your right to an appeal. At Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions. With offices in Harrisburg and Enola, we represent disabled people throughout central Pennsylvania.
The following pages provide more information about disability benefit claims:
- Social Security Disability Insurance: Most SSDI claims are rejected both on the first application and after a written request for reconsideration. Your first chance to prove your disability arrives at the third stage of the Social Security Disability claims process: an administrative appeals hearing before a judge. That's where our attorneys' skill with medical evidence and courtroom procedures can benefit you the most.
- Long-Term Disability: Many employers offer long-term disability plans that provide weekly benefits if you are unable to work due to a disability. Many insurance companies pay these benefits initially but stop making payments after two years when the definition of disability becomes more restrictive. You have a limited amount of time to contact a lawyer to appeal that decision.
We never charge our clients a fee until and unless our lawyers are successful in obtaining disability benefits for them.
Contact Our Pennsylvania Disability Denial Lawyers
For dependable advice about your legal options after an accident, call our attorneys at 717-260-3549 for a free consultation.