If you are seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you need to know how to find a good attorney to work with for Social Security Disability (SSD). There are a number of factors that make a lawyer well-suited to help you secure the disability benefits you need. It is important to choose an attorney who can help you double-check your application before you file your claim, and can guide you through the appeals process if you receive a denial from the SSA.
At Berger and Green, we have the skills and experience to help our clients secure the benefits they need. For a free consultation, call us at 412-661-1400 today.
How Can a Good Attorney Help Me Get Disability Benefits?
A lawyer who knows what the SSA is looking for in a qualifying application can give you helpful tips on how to win disability benefits. When someone experienced with handling approved claims double-checks your paperwork, it ensures you are doing everything you can to avoid the appeals process. If you receive approval on your initial application, you can start drawing the monthly benefits you need sooner.
At Berger and Green, we have decades of experience dealing with the SSA. We can help you put forth a strong claim for disability benefits.
How Can an Attorney Assist Me During the Application Process?
When you need disability benefits to help you make ends meet, you need someone on your side who understands how tough it is to live with an impairment and struggle to support your family. These benefits are often a last effort to secure the monthly income you need, and the application process is stressful.
Adding to that stress, it is difficult to satisfy the SSA’s definition of disability. You need proof that you suffer from a qualifying medical condition, as well as evidence showing how it prevents you from working.
At Berger and Green, we want to help you throughout the application process. We can determine whether you qualify for one of the SSA’s different disability programs and can explain the evidence necessary to support your claim. Our goal is to get you the benefits you need with as little stress as possible.
What If the SSA Denies My Claim?
The SSD appeals process is something most people should not try to manage on their own. Unless you are familiar with the appeals process and understand exactly what the SSA looks for in a qualifying claim, it is rarely a good idea to represent yourself.
Instead, look for an attorney who knows exactly how the appeals process works in Pennsylvania, how and when to request an appeals hearing, and how to investigate your case to learn why you received a denial.
In many cases, we are able to secure benefits for our clients by investigating the case and providing proof to overcome a technical denial. In other instances, we may need to help you get the medical documentation necessary to prove your medical impairment.
How Can an Attorney Help Me Win an Appeal?
The first step in a disability appeal in Pennsylvania is to request an appeals hearing and appear in front of an administrative law judge. At Berger and Green, we represent SSD applicants in these hearings frequently. Because we know what to expect and can help collect the evidence to overturn a denial, we often get qualifying clients the benefits they need during this hearing.
What If My Appeals Hearing Is Unsuccessful?
While most qualifying applicants can get the benefits they need through an appeals hearing, qualifying claims sometimes receive denials from the administrative law judge. You need an attorney who is willing to pursue appeals beyond this stage.
Our disability lawyers will stand up and fight for you, continuing to pursue any option available to get you the disability benefits you deserve depending on the circumstances of your case.
How Can I Talk to a Disability Lawyer Today?
At Berger and Green, our legal team knows what the SSA is looking for in a qualifying disability claim. We offer free case reviews and can ensure you have everything you need before you submit your application. We can also help you fight a denial through the appeals process. Call us at 412-661-1400 for your free claim evaluation.