Philadelphia Social Security Disability Claims
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe, LLC Provides Solid Legal Guidance for Disabled People
For more than 30 years, attorney Richard A. Jaffe has been protecting the rights of people who have injuries or illnesses that do not allow them to work. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, we understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with not being able to work and participate in this aspect of American society. The Social Security Administration, however, takes a different approach.
Most people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD or SSDI) are turned down the first time they apply. Many of them are unaware of their legal rights and may be unsure what to do if their claim is denied. That's why we're here. From assisting with the filing of initial Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims to appealing denied claims, we provide aggressive legal representation to applicants throughout Pennsylvania.
Richard A. Jaffe has been fighting for the injured for 30-plus years. Don't face the claims process alone. Demand the benefits you deserve. Call 866-800-3332 for a free case consultation.
Do Not Give Up. Fight for the Disability Benefits You Need.
Our law firm has been very successful in helping our clients at every stage of the Social Security Disability claims process. We offer aggressive representation from the initial application stage, to representation at hearings before Administrative Law Judges, and appeals to the Appeals Council. We do not give up on a case. Our work has helped clients who fall into the following categories obtain benefits:
- Social Security Disability benefits for people injured who are over the age of 50
- Social Security Disability benefits for people injured who are between 18 and 49
- Social Security Disability benefits for people who have suffered catastrophic injury, people who have auto-immune disease, nerve damage, mental illness or other injuries
We want to help you with your questions and concerns about SSD, SSI and the claims process. To learn more, visit our related pages:
- SSDI FAQs
- What to Do if Application is Denied
- Common Medical Conditions and Disabilities
- Applications Mistakes You Should Avoid
Do I Need an Attorney for My Social Security Disability Claim?
Many people who become disabled or have a condition that makes them unable to work may consider seeking benefits without the help of a lawyer. If you are considering filing a claim, you might be concerned about the costs. That's a reasonable concern, given that many applicants are struggling financially. But fortunately the system is set up in a way that allows every applicant to be able to afford to hire an experienced lawyer.
Richard A. Jaffe represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means clients only pay a fee if the case is won.
In general, disability attorneys charge a fee regulated by the Social Security Administration. So, if you win your case you should expect to pay up to 25 percent of your past-due benefits. The fee cannot exceed $6,000.
Under this system, there are no upfront costs charged to the client, so it's a very affordable option.
Furthermore, an experienced attorney like Richard A. Jaffe can help make sure the paperwork is completed properly and deadlines are met. He can present your case in the best light possible to increase your chances of getting the benefits you need.
Lastly, one of the best reasons to hire an attorney is that many people who try to seek benefits on their own do not get approved. Statistics reveal that the government is more likely to approve an application submitted by someone represented by an attorney than an application submitted by someone who is unrepresented.
It's wise to take action sooner than later. The fee generally is less if you get approved quickly because there is only a small amount of back pay owed.
If you get approved, the Social Security Administration will calculate your benefits based on your Average Indexed Monthly Earnings and Primary Insurance Amount. While payments vary, on average, disabled workers receive $1,165 a month (as of 2015), according to SSA statistics.
Social Security Disability for Workers Injured in the Workplace
We understand how the Social Security Administration reviews and determines disability injuries. We can ensure that all the necessary information is provided to the administration to improve your chances of being awarded disability benefits. In addition, we represent clients in Workers' Compensation claims when they have suffered workplace injuries. We can help ensure that there is no gap in your income by timing the application of your Social Security claim to complement your Workers' Compensation claim timeline. Call 866-800-3332 now for your free consultation.