Social Security Disability

Custody & Visitation Attorney Serving Luzerne, Lackawanna and Columbia Counties Including Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Pittston

iStock_000013738678_MediumFor those who are suffering with a range of physical disabilities, mental health disorders or other disabilities the potential may exist to file for social security disability. Social security disability benefits can often make the difference between financial stability and financial disaster.

Generally speaking, in order to be eligible for SSD benefits, your disability must prevent you from working full time, be expected to last at least one year or be life-threatening. Even those who meet all the criteria are often denied when they make their initial application.

Anyone in the Wilkes-Barre, Pittston or Scranton area who believes they may be eligible to apply for social security disability will typically submit an application through their local Pennsylvania Social Security office. Unfortunately, oftentimes these applications are denied which means an appeal must be filed.

When your application for social security disability has been denied, you only have 60 days to appeal. In most cases, hiring an experienced social security disability attorney can help facilitate the appeals process. If you are considering applying for social security disability or you need to file an appeal for a claim after denial, the experienced attorneys at the Lehman Law Office can help.