If you are disabled and can no longer work to provide for yourself or your family, it is time to consider Social Security Disability (SSD). When you become disabled, you are likely faced with expensive medical bills. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can support mentally and physically disabled patients that are also struggling with financial hardship. We can help you seek out benefits to cover your needs while you cannot work.
The SSA works with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to provide income to individuals living with a disability that prevents them from working. Yet, the entire process for filing for Social Security can be complex and hard to understand.
At Berger and Green, our injury and disability lawyers have over 40 years of service. We can use our knowledge to handle your Social Security disability case. If your case was denied and you wish to file an appeal, we can support you by personally understanding your situation and your physical or mental disability.
If your claim for disability was denied, contact Berger and Green today by calling (412) 661-1400. You can also reach us online to request a free consultation from a Plum Social Security disability lawyer, as well.
Filing Social Security Appeals with Berger and Green
Sometimes, people that deserve Social Security disability are denied by the SSA. At Berger and Green, we can help you file an appeal so you can earn the disability you deserve. If you have been issued a denial letter, it is important to note that you have 60 days to request a new hearing, according to the SSA. After 60 days, you will have to start a new Social Security benefits application.
You should avoid waiting longer than 60 days to file a request for reconsideration because you may not receive all of your back pay. As soon as you receive a denial for Social Security disability benefits in Plum, it is important that you contact Berger and Green as soon as possible.
The entire Social Security disability appeals process can be rather difficult to manage, but our team of disability lawyers can support your case. When an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) begins to hear your case, Berger and Green can still fight for your back pay and other benefits. Fortunately, there are still other legal options available to you if the ALJ does not rule in your favor.
Call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 to learn more about our entire practice area and for a free consultation from a Plum Social Security disability lawyer.
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We Can Help You Gather the Required Documents
Disability benefits can support you during a time in your life when you desperately need financial support. In order to earn Social Security disability benefits, the Plum disability lawyers of Berger and Green can help you prove your case with the required documents that support your need for disability.
The SSA includes a listing of impairments that details the medical criteria they consider necessary for someone to be disabled. Some of these impairments relate to:
- Respiratory disorders
- Digestive system
- Mental disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Skin disorders
The above is just a sample of the criteria that the SSA will look into when determining if you are disabled. When you start a case review with Berger and Green, our disability lawyers can help determine if your unique case supports the SSA’s definition and criteria for being disabled. We will also help you understand the SSDI’s eligibility requirements for work credits.
In order to earn your Social Security benefits, you will have to submit the proper documents laid out by the SSA. For starters, you will need documents that show your:
- Proof of birth
- Proof of U.S. citizenship
- Proof of lawful alien status
The SSA also states that applicants might need to show W-2 forms or self-employment tax returns. You should gather medical evidence to submit with your initial Social Security disability application. If you have such documents in your possession already, it can help us if you put them together in one place before meeting with us. For instance, please collect any insurance communication you have received, medical receipts or written descriptions of your condition or disability, and your denial letter (if you have received one).
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Get Started Today with a Berger and Green
At Berger and Green, our team of disability lawyers help clients across Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding states prove their qualifications for Social Security disability. If you or a loved one in Plum needs help with a Social Security disability application, call Berger and Green now to get started with a free consultation from a Plum Social Security disability lawyer.
We believe in fighting for people that are unable to work due to their physical or mental disabilities. Berger and Green imposes zero attorneys’ fees or costs until we help secure a favorable Social Security disability verdict.
Call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 so we can gather your contact information, and a brief description of your disability matter so we can get started on your Social Security application.
You do not have to wade through the confusing and overwhelming process all on your own. We can guide you through the application and appeals process. You should spend time with your family, healing. You do not need to worry about paperwork and phone calls. Let us take on these burdens.
We are waiting to hear from you. We can help you understand the difference between SSI and SSDI and what you need to apply for both. Reach out to our team today to learn about program eligibility and your case.