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Need Social Security? Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Social Security lawyers can help

Has a disability kept you from working? Social security disability income, or “SSDI” for short, and “SSI”, supplemental security income, was created forthose who cannot work due to suffering from a disability. The federal SSDI and SSI system can be difficult to navigate. Whether you are a first time applicant or whether you have been previously rejected, an experienced Wilkes Barre social security attorney can help you. By filling out the questionnaire on the left, you can contact an experienced Wilkes Barre social security attorney. It is time to get the help you need.

Your SSI or SSDI application: it makes a big difference

Approximately 65% or more initial applicants are denied social security benefits. Often success hinges on whether you have made out the best case for your disability to the review board. Wilkes Barre social security lawyers have experienced understanding how to present your best case. By working with an attorney, you will not have to second-guess whether you have done the best job highlighting what the social security administration is looking for. For many people, social security payments mean the difference between falling through society’s cracks and safety. This is because social security was designed to help those who are most vulnerable: those who suffer from a disability and who cannot work. For those who qualify, social security provides a safety net of monthly checks for the duration of your disability, in addition to other potential benefits such as medical care coverage and assistance from your state.

Qualified Wilkes Barre Social Security lawyers: are they expensive?

You may be surprised to learn that a social security lawyer is quite affordable, even if you have no source of income. When you hire a social security attorney, you only pay them attorney fees if you win your claim. So, you only pay if you get paid. The social security system oversees the amount a social security attorney can charge. For example, they are capped at making 25% of the back pay awarded to you. Even then, they can only make a maximum of $6,000 on your case. Contact your Wilkes Barre Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the left.

Who qualifies for SSI and SSDI?

The Social Security System can provide you with monthly payments if you qualify. To qualify for either the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) programs, you must meet their criteria. Generally, to qualify for either, you must suffer from an injury that prevents you from working for a year or more (or one that results in death). Both systems are explained below.

Do you qualify for SSDI? – Work with a Knowledgeable Wilkes Barre Disability Insurance Attorney Soon

SSDI is a benefit program based on prior work history. For example, you must have worked a certain number of the past years (depending on your age) and paid into the social security system to receive disability payments. Some SSDI beneficiaries also qualify for Medicaid.

SSI: the final safety net - Contact an experienced Wilkes Barre Disability Attorney

SSI is paid out like welfare, meaning you cannot earn over a certain amount of money to qualify. In addition, you need to be disabled and unable to work. SSI pays out a smaller amount of money than SSDI, but unlike SSDI, you are not required to have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for payments. In addition, SSI recipients qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Wilkes Barre SSI lawyer, fill out the questionnaire on the left.

Application to Appeal: the process - Wilkes Barre Disability Appeal Lawyer

You can start your application for social security online, in person, or by phone. The review process can take more than six months in some cases. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you can appeal your case. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or your attorney can represent you.

The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability:


Personality Disorders
Peripheral Neuropathies
Cystic Fibrosis
Kidney cancer
Cancer of the Pancreas
Liver disease
Systemic vasculitis
Systemic sclerosis
Autistic Disorder
Somatoform Disorders
Depressive Syndrome
Anxiety Disorders
Organic Mental Disorders

Local SSA Office

Social Security Administration
1150 East Mountain Drive
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
(570) 831-1100

Low Cost Hospitals

Geisinger Clinic
175 South Wilkes Barre Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18702-5040
(570) 829-2621

Geisinger Med Group-Hazleton
126 Airport Road
Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18202
(570) 459-9730
Mind Body Connection
953 Pine Run Road
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18706

Geisinger Med Group-Wyoming
389 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, Pennsylvania 18644
(570) 693-3600

Wilkes Barre  Hospitals

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
1000 East Mountain Drive
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711-0001
(570) 808-7300

VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre
1111 East End Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711
(570) 821-7204
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
575 North River Street
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18764

Kindred Hospitals East, LLC
575 North River Street, 7th floor
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18764

Wilkes Barre social security attorneys serve client throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Allentown, Archbald, Berwick, Canton, Carbondale, Cherry Mills, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Freeland, Hazleton, Lewisburg, Lock Haven, Loyalsockville, Mansfield, Miffinburg, Montrose, Mt. Bethel, Muncy, Nanticoke, New Castle, Port Jervis, Scranton, Selinsgrove, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, and other communities in Luzerne County.

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