Millions of Americans receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits each month. These benefits, averaging over $1,165 for disabled workers and up to $735 for SSI recipients, serve as a very important safety net for disabled individuals. They provide for basic needs that the recipients would otherwise be unable to fulfill.
But getting approved is not easy. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies far more claims than it approves. Some denials result from technical mistakes, while others result from insufficient medical documentation and not meeting the SSA’s definition of disabled. If you recently received a notice of claim denial from the SSA, do not be discouraged. We can help. Call a Social Security disability (SSD) appeals lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green to discuss your case.
There is a strict 60-day time limit on filing an appeal, so we need to take action straightaway to preserve your rights to benefits. Call us today for free case evaluation at your convenience: 412-661-1400.
How can a Social Security disability appeals lawyer benefit my case?
Far too many people take one look at their rejection letter and throw in the towel. This is quite unfortunate because there is a fair chance that if you hire an attorney to pursue your appeal, you may wind up receiving your benefits. And there is help readily available from the Social Security disability appeals lawyers at Berger and Green.
Social Security disability appeals attorneys understand the regulations and processes that govern Social Security disability programs. They know what types of evidence to present to prove the severity of a disability and they have experience with both the application and appeals processes.
There are dozens of reasons to enlist the help of a disability appeals attorney. Below are just a few ways our attorneys can benefit your case:
Less Hassle: The appeals process requires a hefty amount of paperwork. It can be very overwhelming and confusing. Our attorneys will manage the paperwork for you, relieving stress and saving time. Also, when we handle your case, you will not have to wait in the long lines at the local Social Security office or get trapped on hold waiting to talk to government workers on the phone.
You can rest easy knowing that a legal professional with your best interests in mind is working behind the scenes on your behalf.
Less Confusing: You will not have to worry about deciphering confusing Social Security rules or terminology as you are going through the appeals process. Rather than leaving you trying to determine what acronyms like MVA, SSD, CE, AC, and ALJ mean, we will explain the status of your case in clear, simple terms.
Quick Insight: Our attorneys are very familiar with the Blue Book and all the pages upon pages of criteria. We can quickly determine whether a condition meets the SSA’s guidelines and what types of evidence the claims examiner wants to see. If the SSA has denied your claim, we can review your case, identify the problem, and then help the SSA gather evidence to reverse the decision.
Stay on Track: Our disability lawyers will meet all federal timelines and request an appeal before the 60-day period elapses. This will relieve you of the burden of trying to meet filing deadlines or scheduling hearings. We will manage it for you and keep you up-to-date on the status of your case.
Better Prepared: We will ensure that you are well-prepared for the appeals hearing. Self-represented claimants are understandably nervous about coming face-to-face with an administrative law judge, but we are very familiar with this process. Appeals hearings are our time to shine. We will prepare your case and help you articulate your disability and limitations to the judge.
No Out-of-Pocket Fees: We offer our legal services on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless you win your claim. There is no financial risk on your part to hire an attorney. Plus, the federal government regulates and caps disability lawyers’ fees, which you pay out of your back benefits award. The final amount withdrawn for legal fees pales in comparison to the benefits claimants receive over their lifetime.
Why should I hire Berger and Green to represent me?
Berger and Green has been assisting people in Pittsburgh with disabilities for over 40 years. We have handled thousands of disability cases for many different types of conditions, from mental illnesses to brain injuries. Most importantly for you as a client, our firm has a strong record of successful SSDI and SSI claims and appeals. From the moment we take on a case, we put 100 percent effort into pursuing your benefits.
Our team is genuinely passionate about giving disabled individuals a voice in the federal system and about helping people get the benefits they need and deserve.
One of our clients noted, “[Berger and Green lawyers] were just very compassionate and understanding and they let me speak. They let me explain what was going on. They took the time, they took the effort and it was just, you know, a phenomenal experience.”
We get to know each of our clients and the struggles they are going through. We truly care about their futures and helping them obtain the best possible outcomes. Take a look at some more of our client reviews to get to know us a little better.
Contact us to obtain a no-cost, no-pressure evaluation of your case with a Social Security disability lawyer at Berger in Green in Pittsburgh. Call us today at 412-661-1400.