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  • Philadelphia SSD & SSI Lawyers Chermol & Fishman LLC
    SSI SSI Benefits Common Disabling Conditions Back and Neck Problems Multiple Sclerosis Lupus Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Depression Bipolar Disorder The Founding Partners David F Chermol Esq SSA s Excellence in Service NADR He represents Social Security disability and SSI claimants across the United States both at the administrative level and in federal court From 1997 until 2007 Mr Chermol was as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Social Security Administration s Office of the General Counsel in Philadelphia He currently serves as the Co Chair for the Philadelphia Bar Association s Social Security Disability Committee Read Full Bio Samuel Fishman Esq Professional Association of Trial Lawyers He represents Social Security Disability and SSI claimants across the United States both at the administrative level and in federal court as well as Personal Injury and Workers Compensation claimants Read Full Bio Resources Very Cheap Health Insurance Pennsylvania Helpful Links to Disability Organizations Agencies Children and Social Security Disability What is the Best Social Security Disability Firm For Me The Economic Crisis and Social Security Disability The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Social Security Disability Cases How Long Do I Have to Be Out of Work Before I Can Claim Disability News Pennsylvania General Assistance Benefits Slashed for Thousands Chermol Fishman LLC Wins EAJA Dispute in Delaware Drugs Alcohol Social Security Disability Appeals to The Federal Court You Need to Be Doing It The Language Barrier and Social Security Disability Social Security It s Not Just For Retirement Social Security Said You Didn t Need a Lawyer Who Decides If I Am Eligible For Social Security Disability One of the questions clients inevitably ask is Who determines if I am disabled anyway The answer is it depends To be absolutely clear it is not your

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  • The Social Security Disability Application Process
    contrast a well written carefully considered application can be the difference in securing a favorable decision right away At My Philadelphia Disability Lawyer we know that even with a bureaucracy the size of the Social Security Administration first impressions matter We are committed to helping people complete the initial application process as well as vigorously representing them on appeal Spanish Arabic Turkish Hindi Urdu and Hebrew Languages Spoken You don t have to take this on yourself we can help you with the application process Simply call or contact us for a free consultation today What We Do To start with we ll listen We ll also answer any questions you have and we ll start to prepare you for what to expect by detailing how the process works At that point we will probably also have some questions for you For example Are you on any medications What are they for What are the side effects Who are the doctors you ve seen Which clinics or hospitals have you been seen at When Once we have this information we ll begin the work of gathering your medical records We will also need to compile a work history for you for the last 15 years and ask you for some basic information about your current financial situation as well We then analyze this information and use it to develop the best strategy for winning consistent with the Social Security Administration s regulations rulings and relevant case law Unfortunately the SSA denies most initial claims We are however always prepared for that possibility and depending on what state you live in will immediately file a Request for Reconsideration or a request for an ALJ hearing in the matter Resources Very Cheap Health Insurance Pennsylvania Helpful Links to Disability Organizations Agencies Children

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  • The Social Security Disability Appeals Process
    step in the appeals process is to file what is known as a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days Essentially this type of request asks the same state agency that denied your initial application to look at it again and reconsider their decision Appeals at this stage are almost never successful The ALJ hearing Some states such as Pennsylvania for example skip the somewhat meaningless request for reconsideration level of the appeals process and begin at the ALJ hearing level instead At any rate this is the stage of the process where claimants often have their first real chance to win At this state of the process a formal hearing is held in front of an administrative law judge from SSA Here you will have the opportunity to have your claim reviewed by an independent judge and to provide testimony regarding your disability Success at this level is very possible even for claimants under the age of 50 The Appeals Council The next step in the process is to request review by SSA s Appeals Council At this level of the appeals process the focus shifts to convincing the Council that some type of meaningful error was committed by the administrative law judge Although the Appeals Council affirms the ALJ decision in most cases they can decide cases themselves or send them back down to the ALJ level Federal Court Appeals Federal court is the last level of the appeals process If a case reaches this level it will first be heard in federal district court If an unfavorable ruling is made there we can seek to have the case heard by a federal circuit court of appeals Theoretically appeals can also be made to the Supreme Court but for all intents and purposes the circuit courts of appeal are

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  • Federal Court Appeals
    At the administrative level the majority of our practice is on behalf of clients in Philadelphia eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey and Delaware However in disability claims that reach the federal level of the disability appeals process our experience allows us to represent clients on a nationwide basis Recognized for his leadership in this area of the law David Chermol served on Barack Obama s National Disability Policy Committee during the 2008 Presidential campaign The Key to Our Effectiveness One of the reasons why our firm has been so successful at convincing federal court judges to send these cases back down to the ALJ hearing level is attorney David Chermol s previous experience as SSA s senior disability litigator in Mid Atlantic Region III As a Special Assistant United States Attorney from 1997 to 2007 David Chermol personally litigated or developed litigation strategy for most of the major Social Security disability cases in this region including many of the major decisions handed down by the Third and Fourth Circuits during that time span In addition to those duties Mr Chermol provided both national and regional training to the administrative law judges who actually decide these cases He was also SSA s lead author and presenter in 2006 and 2007 for the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Courses on Social Security Disability Appeals in the Federal Courts and a lead presenter for national training of SSA attorneys on effective oral advocacy For more information please see read Appeals to Federal Court Why You Need to Be Doing it The Appeals Process The Decision Appeal ALJ Hearings Federal Court Appeals Resources Very Cheap Health Insurance Pennsylvania Helpful Links to Disability Organizations Agencies Children and Social Security Disability What is the Best Social Security Disability Firm For Me The Economic Crisis and Social Security Disability

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  • Contact Us For a FREE Consultation
    a free consultation call us directly at 215 464 7200 or complete the brief contact form provided below and a representative will contact you immediately Name Email Phone Number Brief Description of Your Legal Issue Resources Very Cheap Health Insurance Pennsylvania Helpful Links to Disability Organizations Agencies Children and Social Security Disability What is the Best Social Security Disability Firm For Me The Economic Crisis and Social Security Disability News

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  • Contact Us For a FREE Consultation
    a free consultation call us directly at 215 464 7200 or complete the brief contact form provided below and a representative will contact you immediately Name Email Phone Number Brief Description of Your Legal Issue Resources Very Cheap Health Insurance Pennsylvania Helpful Links to Disability Organizations Agencies Children and Social Security Disability What is the Best Social Security Disability Firm For Me The Economic Crisis and Social Security Disability News

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