Denied SSD Claims Must be Contested Within 60 Days. Here’s How to Make the Most of That Time.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney In Pennsylvania, filing a Social Security Disability claim is a complex process with strict deadlines. Even after submission, applicants may receive requests in the mail to submit additional information or documentation within a very short time frame. When the SSA denies a claim, the applicant has just sixty days to file an appeal. That’s why it’s so important to respond…

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Why Are so Many SSD Claims Denied in PA?

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Social Security Disability benefits were created to help individuals who cannot work due to an injury or prolonged illness. The program pays benefits to qualified individuals and certain family members if the claimant has worked long enough and recently enough and has paid Social Security taxes on their earnings. This program currently serves millions of Americans. But securing those benefits is…

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Appeal Denied Social Security Disability Claims

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Injuries or illnesses that prevent work are financially and emotionally stressful. Fortunately, a federally funded insurance program can offer a lifeline. The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs provide monthly benefits to qualifying disabled workers and their dependents, helping to replace some of their lost income. In January 2022, the program served more than 9 million Americans.…

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Is it Worth it to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim?

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Dealing with an injury that makes it impossible to go back to work is tough, but being denied for social security disability can make it even harder. Being unable to earn income or pay off medical bills is already challenging but receiving a denied claim for government benefits can make the situation feel hopeless. However, there may still be…

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Social Security Disability Claims are Often Denied due to Paperwork Errors. We Give Tips for Better Applications Here.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Those unable to work due to injury or illness in Lancaster County have options, thanks to Social Security Disability. This monthly benefit is paid out when people or individuals seeking benefits are unable to work. However, applying for this benefit can be extremely difficult, unfairly stopping people from getting the help they need and deserve. Unfortunately, 63 percent of…

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It’s True. Many Social Security Disability Claims are Denied in PA. But You can Appeal Denied Claims if You Meet These Strict Deadlines.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Pennsylvania workers suffering from a disabling injury or medical condition may think that their need for Social Security Disability benefits is clear, but when it comes to actually getting those benefits, things can be more difficult than first meets the eye. On average, less than one in three initial disability benefits requests receives approval from the Social Security Administration.…

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