Are you applying for your Social Security Disability benefits? Has your claim been rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so, Berger & Green may be able to take on your case and help you receive the benefits for which you may qualify.
Contact our law firm today to get a free case review to see how a McKeesport Social Security disability lawyer from Berger and Green can help you. We can discuss your case, answer your questions, and explore options for pursuing your claim. Whether you are applying for the first time or filing an appeal, our law firm can represent you. Call us at (412) 661-1400.
According to the SSA, your disability must:
- Be a physical or mental impairment that can be medically documented
- Keep you from engaging in substantial gainful activity
- Have lasted for 12 months or be expected to last at least 12 months
For a free legal consultation with a social security disability lawyer serving Mckeesport, call (412) 661-1400
You Must Meet Specific Criteria to Qualify for Benefits
Social Security Disability includes two different programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The monthly benefit available and the criteria depend on the program to which you are applying.
Social Security Disability Insurance
SSDI requires applicants to have a certain amount of work credits to qualify. If you do not have enough work credits, you may be ineligible for SSDI.
Supplemental Security Income
SSI helps those with low income and low assets. You must have an income and assets below a certain, very low level. This threshold changes yearly but typically hovers around $700 for income and $2,000 for assets.
Our team can help you determine if you qualify for one, or both, of these programs.
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Reasons Your Disability Claim May Have Been Rejected
The SSA might have denied your claim for any of the following reasons:
Lack of Medical Evidence
For you to be approved for SSI or SSDI, you must demonstrate that your disability meets specific medical requirements and keeps you from working. If you fail to provide hard medical evidence of your condition, then you are likely to be turned down by the SSA.
Your Current Income
When applying for SSI and SSDI benefits and are trying to work, you must earn below a certain amount. If you exceed the limit, then the SSA is likely to reject your application. Therefore, you must demonstrate that you are making less than the allotted amount.
Failure to Cooperate with the SSA
If you do not follow the SSA’s instructions, then you are likely to get turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Since the application process can be complicated, you may not realize that you have failed to follow instructions.
Incorrect or Incomplete Applications
One of the reasons why people are turned down for SSDI is simply because they did not fill out the application correctly. The application process can be long, complicated, and include a lot of paperwork. A minor mistake may lead to a rejection of benefits.
Our Social Security Disability attorneys may help you whether you have already begun the appeals process or are considering beginning it. Call us today at (412) 661-1400 for a free case evaluation.
Let Our Law Firm Help You With Your Disability Case
With the high rate of SSI and SSDI application rejections, you may not be able to afford to take any chances with receiving your benefits. Berger and Green attorneys may help you through every step of the application process.
We can handle all the following:
- Reviewing and assessing your disability claim
- Determining whether you meet the medical or technical criteria
- Gathering and preparing all documents properly
- Contacting the Social Security Administration on your behalf
- Monitoring your case and updating you as needed
A McKeesport Social Security disability lawyer on our team will handle your case with care, keeping your best interests in mind.
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We Can Help You Appeal Your Denial
If you were denied Social Security benefits, the SSA allows you to request an appeal. There are four levels of appeal, including:
- Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge
- Appeals council review
- Federal court review
Our Social Security Disability attorneys may help you by preparing your case, obtaining and submitting evidence to the Judge or Appeals Council, and representing you at meetings or hearings. We will do our best to present a compelling case based on medical facts and financial documents.
We offer our legal services on a contingency basis. We do not get paid unless you win your claim or appeal. Therefore, you do not incur any financial risk when you hire our law firm. When you have a disability, filing an appeal for your SSI or SSDI benefit can bury you in paperwork as you try to recover from your illness or injuries. Berger and Green may take the burden from the application process off your shoulders while your focus on your health.
We Can Help You File a Related Case
In some cases, disabilities result from another party’s negligence or a work injury. If you are facing difficulties obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, we can handle that process on your behalf. If your disability resulted from an accident or injury caused by another party, we can help you hold that party liable for your expenses and losses. Depending on the circumstances of your case, that might include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Get a No-Cost, No-Pressure Case Evaluation Today
At Berger and Green, we handle Social Security Disability cases. To find out more about our legal services and how a McKeesport Social Security disability lawyer can help you, call (412) 661-1400 for a free case assessment.