Has Your Disability Claim Been Denied?
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, LLP, 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: If your SSDI claim gets denied after your initial application or request for reconsideration, you’re not alone. Many claims are unsuccessful at these early stages. We can help you at the next (and arguably most important) stage in the process, when you will have the opportunity to present evidence before an administrative judge. Our attorneys’ experience, both with presenting medical evidence and making strong legal arguments, can be an enormous advantage.
- 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.