Social Security Disability Lawyers
Millions recovered from 30+ years of experience in Lancaster, York, Chambersburg, Mechanicsburg, Gettysburg and South Central PA
Experiencing a serious injury or illness can have a drastic impact on your life, especially if you are unable to work. When that happens, one option is to file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. But the SSDI application process can be confusing, resulting in over 2/3 of claims being initially rejected. What many people don’t know is that having your claim denied is not the end of the process. You still have options available to appeal your claim and get the benefits you need. The Social Security Disability Lawyers at Trinity Law can help.
You likely have many questions about Social Security disability benefits. Common ones we hear include:
- Do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?
- How long does it take to receive benefits?
- Can I appeal a claim rejection?
- What does the appeals process look like?
At Trinity Law, we can help provide clarity amid the confusion of disability benefits, claims, and the appeals process. That’s because we have handled Social Security disability claims for over 30 years. We know the system and every step in the appeals process, having handled hundreds of SSDI and SSI cases across South Central PA. Contact us today to see if your claim is valid and to learn how we can help you with your disability claim appeal.
Guide to Social Security Disability Law:
About Social Security Disability Benefits
While the Social Security Administration offers multiple benefit programs to Americans, there are two types of disability programs individuals can apply for:
Disability Insurance (DI or SSDI)
This disability program is designed for people who have worked and paid into the Social Security system. In theory then, if the person becomes disabled later on, if they have met certain criteria establishing eligibility based on their payments into the system, they would then be able to receive Social Security Disability Benefits. Their payments over time into the system are, thus, a type of “insurance” as the name of the program implies. Learn more about Disability Insurance benefits »
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Unlike the Disability Insurance benefits program, the Supplemental Security Income or “SSI” program is a needs-based program. If you can show that you are disabled and if you also have very little income or assets, you may qualify for benefits. This program is for disabled children as well as for adults who are basically needy and without resources. Specific income tests apply to determine if you are eligible for this SSI program. Learn more about SSI benefits »
“I want to take an opportunity to recognize the team of Shawn McLaughlin, esquire, and his legal assistant Shea Andino, associates of Trinity Law, for their excellent effort in a successful outcome of my wife’s application for Social Security Disability benefits. Their experience in issues like this is evident. I recommend them to anyone in a similar situation.” – mnd7398 (Google review)
Eligibility for Social Security Disability
Both SSI and SSDI have specific requirements to qualify for benefits. This includes the length of your disability and the type of physical or mental condition. See our list of eligibility requirements for disability benefits »
Appealing A Social Security Rejection
Have you applied for SSI or SSDI only to receive a rejection letter? Don’t worry; over 2/3 of initial claims for disability benefits are denied. Fortunately, there are several levels of appeals you can go through to have your claim heard and reconsidered. Our team of Social Security disability lawyers can help you through the appeals process so you can receive the benefits you need. Learn more about the appeal process »
Experienced SSDI/SSI Attorneys in Lancaster, York, Chambersburg, and South Central PA
At Trinity Law, our team of seasoned Social Security Disability lawyers have years of experience working within the Social Security system and handling SSDI and SSI claims. We’ve handled hundreds of cases for individuals in Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and Gettysburg, helping our clients get the benefits they deserve.
We provide clients with an honest evaluation, letting you know as soon as possible whether you are likely to be successful pursuing a disability claim. We will work with you at all stages of a claim, whether you are just getting ready to file or your claim has been already denied. We handle appeals at all levels of the process, and we won’t rest until you get a satisfactory conclusion to your claim.
For your convenience, we offer 4 locations in south-central Pennsylvania: Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, and Mechanicsburg.
Social Security Disability Law Resources
Here are some articles from our blog about Social Security disability topics and applicable laws.
Schedule a No-Obligation Consultation for Disability Benefits
Whether you are looking to appeal a denial of your claim or are unsure if you even qualify for disability benefits, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our Social Security disability attorneys. During this no-obligation meeting, we will listen to your story, ask questions, and try to get a sense of if you have a claim and the next steps to receive your benefits.
We handle all Social Security disability claims on a contingent fee basis. We will only charge attorney fees if we recover benefits for you. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 717-843-8046 (toll-free at 866-464-5297). We meet with clients between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.