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Short / Long-Term Disability

Short / Long-Term Disability

Many individuals have Long or Short-term Disability policies through their employment, paid for either by the employer or through deductions taken through the workers’ paychecks.  These policies are a type of insurance that may pay part of a worker’s salary if the worker is unable to work due to a non-work-related injury or illness.  The policies that set forth entitlement to disability are very complicated and people are often denied disability without understanding why.

What we can do: 

CLS may be able to assist you in interpreting the policies; evaluating your medical records; advocating on your behalf with employers, doctors and insurance companies, and helping you appeal decisions against you.

How to get help:

Walk-in Intake


Community Legal Services
Center City Office

1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Community Legal Services 
North Philadelphia Law Center
1410 W. Erie Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm