Philadelphia Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney

The process for collecting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is complicated and time consuming. A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Social Security attorney may be necessary to work with the Social Security Administration on your behalf and assist with applying for disability benefits and handling other related SSD matters.

Attorney Perry Liss provides competent legal representation to clients currently seeking benefits or those who have been denied. Attorney Liss operates as "of counsel" to the law firm of Kenneth L. Baritz & Associates, P.C., and can be reached by telephone at 215-557-8608 or toll free at 866-415-6588 for a free initial consultation, or contact a Philadelphia Social Security Disability benefits lawyer online.

Helping You Qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD)

Our office can assist you in the collection of your medical records and documentation, and represent you in filing for benefits as well as appealing denied claims. We strive to provide you with personalized and cost-effective representation in order to receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Differences Between Social Security Disability and SSI Disability

Social Security is responsible for two major programs that provide benefits based on disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on prior work under Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under SSI, payments are made on the basis of financial need.

SSDI is financed with Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers, and self-employed persons. To be eligible for a SSD benefit, the worker must earn sufficient credits based on taxable work to be "insured" for Social Security purposes. Disability benefits are payable to:

  • Blind or disabled workers
  • Widows and widowers
  • Adults disabled since childhood

The amount of the monthly disability benefit is based on the Social Security earnings record of the insured worker.

Supplemental Security Income is a program financed through general revenues. SSI disability benefits are payable to:

  • Adults or children who are disabled or blind
  • Have limited income and resources
  • Meet the living arrangement requirements

The monthly payment varies up to the maximum federal benefit rate, which may be supplemented by the state or decreased by countable income and resources.

Need Help with an Initial Application? Denied Benefits? Call a Pennsylvania Attorney Also Serving Ambler and Other Areas.

If you need help applying for Social Security benefits or need any other assistance with Social Security, call experienced lawyer Perry B. Liss locally at 215-557-8608 or toll free at 866-415-6588 or contact a Philadelphia disability benefits lawyer online.