Are you struggling with the Social Security Disability benefits application or appeals process? If you or someone you love is disabled and are frustrated with the lengthy and involved SSD application or your application was denied, we can help. Let us take the frustration out of the application process and focus on getting you the benefits you are entitled to.
At Berger and Green, our Crafton Social Security Disability lawyer works hard to ensure you are treated like a person, not a case file. Therefore, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Our fee structure means we do not add to the financial hardship of a condition of disability and will not expect or receive compensation until it is recovered for you.
How Our Lawyers for Disability Benefits Can Help You
Our law firm’s familiarity with state and federal Social Security law means we can help you keep your claim moving forward. If you are pursuing SSD benefits when you cannot work because of a disability, we take time to explain the application, approval process, and how much disability could pay per month.
- Discuss your eligibility for benefits
- File your application
- Oversee your appeal, if needed
We go the extra mile to represent you and your best interests. You can count on our legal team to support you throughout the application and appeals process.
Conditions That Are Considered Disabling
SSD’s Listing of Impairments can help guide your application by helping you understand the medical evidence required to substantiate your disability claim. When we review your medical evidence, we make sure it establishes your residual functional capacity (RFC).
Your RFC will indicate the extent and severity of your disability and its associated physical and cognitive limitations.
For a free legal consultation with a social security disability lawyer serving Crafton, call 412-661-1400
Overview of SSDI and SSI Benefits
When our Social Security Disability attorney in Crafton, PA, handles your SSD claim for benefits, we start by listening to your story with compassion and understanding. We also make sure you apply for the appropriate program using the proper application in the first place.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
These SSD benefits are available to recipients who meet the basic eligibility standards. To qualify, you must also have a sufficient work history, have worked recently enough, and have paid Social Security insurance while working. Our legal team will explain the proof of employment that proves you qualify for SSDI benefits.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
These SSD benefits are available to recipients who meet the basic eligibility standards. To qualify, you must also have little to no available resources or means of financial support. We will explain the evidence required to prove you are eligible for SSI benefits.
Sometimes, disabled men and women who qualify for SSDI benefits also meet the income guidelines for SSI benefits. If that happens, our disability attorney will explain when and how you can apply for concurrent benefits and receive benefits from both programs simultaneously.
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Understand the Stages of the SSD Disability Process
The SSD process is multifaceted and can take up to a year from start to finish. Our law firm will explain each stage of the process and what you can expect. We also explain how to complete your application, what to include and what to do if it is denied.
What to Expect From Your SSD Reconsideration
If it is not approved at this phase, it will move forward to the hearing phase. In addition, you will have the opportunity to add new evidence on the severity of your disability to your case file.
What to Expect at Your SSD Hearing
Your application and old and new information and evidence will be evaluated by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who has not previously been involved in your claim.
How Our Firm Can Help You Prove Eligibility for SSD Benefits
Our law firm will examine your evidence collection and ensure it contains all the documentation SSA administrators require. We also ensure easy-to-overlook technical and administrative errors do not hinder your application. If we find them, we will correct them for you.
SSA administrators want information about you, your disability, and your work history. Accordingly, the following information should be included in your application packet:
- Birth certificate
- Social Security number
- Proof of citizenship
- Recent tax returns
- Medical evidence
- Banking information
- Medical records
This list is an example and is in no way exhaustive. Your application could require a wide range of additional information. Our legal team will ensure nothing required of you is missing before your application is submitted.
Reviews Attest to Our Commitment to the Clients We Serve
When our previous SSD clients recommend our client-focused law firm to others, they leave reviews and testimonials like the following:
- Terri Anderson: Berger and Green help me through a difficult process. They were with me all the way. They were very professional and always returned my call in a timely manner. I highly recommend them to anyone going through the disability process.
- Travis McMasters: Burger and Green helped award me Social Security Disability…They worked with me from the beginning and walked me through each step of the way…They gave us peace of mind and took the worrying out of the process…Highly recommended!
Browse written and video testimonials on our reviews page and learn more about why our previous clients leave us 5-star ratings.
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Contact a Crafton Social Security Disability Attorney for Help with Your Claim Today
Applying for disability benefits for yourself or a disabled loved one? You do not have to deal with this multi-phase process on your own. At Berger and Green, our Social Security Disability lawyer in Crafton, PA, will help you understand and navigate the SSD system.
Call to learn more about how hard our law firm will fight for you and for the benefits you need.