Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyers
Disability can pose an insurmountable obstacle to earning a living. If you or a family member suffers from an injury or disease that prevents you from working, or is expected to prevent you from working for one year or longer, then you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a federal agency that administers retirement and disability benefits; it is not a state government agency. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to an impairment or combination of impairments. To be considered disabled, a person must ordinarily establish that he or she cannot perform his or her past work and also must establish an inability to perform other types of employment. The Social Security system provides benefits for the disabled under two separate but related programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
SSDI Benefits for Those Over Age 50
Are you between the ages of 50 and 65 and have become too disabled to work? If so, you are faced with a tough situation as you are too young to collect Social Security retirement benefits. However, you could very well meet the criteria for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This is directly related to, and primarily contingent upon your documented work history. It is in a scenario like this that it makes sense to have a skilled, experienced and resourceful Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney in your corner. Also, It is understandable that you would want to have someone you can trust to help you navigate though these unfortunate circumstances.
The Philadelphia SSDI attorneys at The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen have the expertise you need to get the compensation and benefits you deserve. Mr. Jensen has been practicing law in Philadelphia for over 30 years with a substantial portion of his practice being devoted to SSDI & SSI claims. Mr. Jensen truly understands what the Social Security Administration is looking for, which allows him to effectively represent you through the process.
Are you Eligible for SSDI & SSI Benefits When Over Age 50?
Being over age 50 does not automatically disqualify you for SSDI benefits. Actually, it is often times easier for people above age 50 to win a favorable decision. If an accident or injury is preventing you from working you may owe it to yourself and your family to seek the full benefits you deserve. Depending on your work history it may be possible to obtain SSDI benefits until you qualify for Social Security retirement benefits.
Do not go another day without the SSDI benefits you deserve. Contact a Philadelphia SSDI benefit attorney at The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen today.
To get disability benefits from Social Security, you must apply. How much a person receives as a benefit depends on his or her work history, resources, and other available income. We have substantial experience obtaining Social Security benefits on behalf of our disabled clients and their families. Due to our experience, we are able to efficiently guide you through the overwhelming maze of regulation and red tape that characterizes the application process. If you have been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or are simply considering if you should apply, please contact the lawyers at the Philadelphia law firm of Erik B. Jensen today.
Dial(215) 546-4700 for a free consultation.