Most workers likely have a similar plan for their life -- they hope to work until they are ready to retire. Unfortunately, not all plans work out as intended. For example, many in Pennsylvania have faced significant struggles as a result of an injury or illness. Facing the prospect of unemployment due to their disabilities, many examine their option in regards to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Those who have spent a portion of their lives paying into the system are sometimes shocked to find that it is difficult to be approved for them.
Many people initially attempt to secure benefits on their own during the first request. Unfortunately, most first time applicants are denied. However, some statistics indicate that applicants who have an attorney helping them at a hearing have a higher rate of approval. The attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., have over 20 years of experience helping disabled workers seek the benefits they deserve.
There are multiple errors that applicants make that could potentially lead to the denial of the applications. Those unfamiliar with the process often miss deadlines or turn in documentation that is missing required information. Our attorneys can help ensure that all information is adequately gathered and analyzed in addition to ensuring that all forms are accurately completed.
For those who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, there are other options, including filing an appeal. We can sit down with those seeking such benefits in Pennsylvania and create an appropriate plan of action. In some cases, including filing an appeal, there are certain deadlines that must be met, making it necessary for applicants to take quick action following an initial denial.