Social Security Disability

How We Work For You

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If You’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits,
Call Attorney Barbara J. Welton for a Free Evaluation of Your Case.

As our client, we work to make sure a Social Security Disability Judge sees the true
nature of your disabilities and how those disabilities prevent you from working.

How Welton Law Can Help

Everything you write on your Social Security Disability application and appeal is carefully scrutinized by the Social Security Administration and Judges. We work with you to make sure that you answer all questions completely and accurately.

If your Social Security Disability case requires a hearing in front of a Judge, we will work with you before that hearing to obtain all needed medical records to document your disability and prepare you to be questioned by a Social Security Disability Judge. We have proven over the years that careful attention to the details of a case lead to a greater likelihood of winning.

Increase the Odds

There is no question that the odds of winning your Social Security Disability case increase with legal representation. If you are thinking of applying for Social Security Disability benefits or if you’ve been denied those benefits, contact Attorney Barbara J. Welton for an evaluation of your case.

Case Roadmap

  1. My assistant, Carinn Papucci, will file the appeal on your case.  She will complete two forms online:

    • Request for a Hearing In Front of an Administrative Law Judge: This is the formal request for a hearing on your case
    • Disability Report – Appeal: This document gives the Social Security Administration updates on your medical treatment since your denial.
  2. Your case will be handled through the Seven Fields, Pennsylvania office of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). You will receive several letters from ODAR as you wait for your hearing to be scheduled.
  3. Cases are currently taking 12 to 18 months to be heard by a Judge. ODAR may schedule your hearing quicker if you are having financial hardship or your condition worsens. ODAR has very high standards for a “financial hardship”. These include facing eviction/foreclosure, and shut off notices on utilities. A worsening of your medical condition includes multiple in-patient hospitalizations and terminal diagnoses.  Call my office if you think that you have a financial hardship or worsening of a medical condition.
  4. I urge you to continue seeking all treatment available for your disabilities.  It is critical for the success of your case. Follow through with all treatment recommendations including therapy, diagnostic tests, and referrals to specialists.
  5. If you do not think you are getting enough treatment for your disabilities, call me. I can help you select a new doctor if needed or make recommendations on other doctors you can see. I will recommend doctors who excel in their area of practice.
  6. If you are suffering from depression or other psychological condition, you should be in formal therapy if you want this included in your case. Merely getting depression medications from your family doctor will not be enough to win your case.

  7. Call the office if any of the following occur:

    • You change doctors
    • If you have a new diagnosis
    • If you are hospitalized
    • If you have any other questions about your case.

    Get The Benefits You Deserve

    Contact Attorney Barabara Welton Today