Applying for Social Security Disability

Often in my practice, I have people call into our office to see if we can help with their social security disability application and help win them benefits.  I often also represent my client sin workers’ compensation for social security disability as well.

There are three ways to apply for social security disability benefits.

1.  You can visit your local social security office in Carlisle, Chambersburg, Harrisburg, or York for our areas of service.

2.  You can contact the Social Security Administration by phone at 1-800-772-1213.


3.  You can apply directly online at

Typically, after you file an application for disability benefits, it will take 90 to 120 days before you get an initial decision regarding your application.  The going rate right now is about 70% of all applications are denied at the initial level.  Denials do not necessarily mean that you can’t win disability benefits.  In fact, many applications are denied not based upon your actual physical condition, but because Social Security did not have enough medical evidence to award benefits.

Once you receive your denial letter, it is critical that you contact Mooney & Associates right away.  We do not charge a consultation fee.  We will sit down and go over your application details and provide you an honest assessment of your chances of winning benefits.  It is critical to contact us right away.  The denial process is deadline sensitive.  To file an appeal for a hearing before a Social Security ALJ, you have 60 days from the date of your denial letter to file an appeal.  If you miss that deadline, then you must start the process all over again.

If you get denied benefits, contact us immediately.  After we sit down and talk with you, get an assessment of your medical situation,  if we believe your application has merit, we will file the appeal on your behalf.  Contact us immediately if you have been denied social security benefits.  You can reach us at 1-877-632-4656 or email us at

Our firm represents clients in the following areas of Pennsylvania:   Adams County (including areas around Gettysburg) Cumberland County (including all areas around Carlisle, Newville, Mount Holly, Camp Hill), Dauphin County (including Harrisburg), Franklin County (including Chambersburg and surrounding areas such as Fayetteville, Greencastle, Waynesboro), Fulton County (including McConnellsburg) Lancaster County (including Lancaster), and York County (including areas surrounding Hanover and York).

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