Pittsburgh Lawyers for Social Security Disability Claims
Ensuring You Can Continue to Support Yourself & Your Family After Disability
If you suffer a severe injury or are diagnosed with a chronic illness, you may lose your ability to work and provide for your family. Some people may buy insurance for this eventuality, but most don’t. However, if you’re a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S., you may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments to help you make ends meet while you are unable to perform a job.
Unfortunately, applying for SSDI is much easier than having your case accepted. For those who do receive benefits, the average payment of around $1,200 per month can help them save their home, keep up on the most important bills, and attend treatment. Others must go through a long appeals process for a small chance of having their claim eventually approved.
For nearly 40 years, our family-owned practice has been dedicated to providing our clients with supportive and compassionate legal representation. We understand that injury and illness can be very stressful for entire families. This is why we're so passionate about using our skill and experience to serve those in such situations. Not only will you get strong advocacy from our team at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., but we also believe in open communication to keep clients informed about their case’s status and developments.
Reach our family-owned firm today to receive help with your social security disability claim. Call our Pittsburgh office at (844) 383-0565 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Eligibility for Social Security Disability Payments
Not all injuries qualify someone for SSDI, and applicants must also meet certain work requirements for the social security program. The process of proving eligibility involves filling out a complex application and providing exhaustive evidence for your claims. An experienced SSDI attorney can help you gather everything you will need and ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible.
Who Can Apply for Benefits?
You must meet the four following requirements for the SSA to consider your application for social security disability:
- You cannot work due to a disability that will either last at least one year or will result in death
- Your disability must be total and persistent, not partial and/or temporary
- Your condition must meet the SSA’s definition of a disability
- You may not be at or over your full retirement age
Trends in applicant outcomes show the percentage of individuals denied for technical details has been increasing since 2008. Don’t let yourself be one of them—work with a professional to ensure your application is complete and accurate.
What Can I Do If I’m Denied SSDI Benefits?
Thankfully, a denial from the Social Security Administration (SSA) isn’t the end of a claim. You can appeal the decision. However, when going to appeal, it’s a good idea to determine why your claim was turned down the first time. Then, contact one of our attorneys to help you build a strong argument that addresses these points.
Support for Your SSDI Application
Our work ethic and detail-oriented attorneys have helped clients access the benefits they urgently need after an accident. The government has strict standards for applications, and anyone who does not present a strong case may be denied benefits—even if their need is obvious!
Approximately 1 claim of every 4 is accepted on initial filing, and though there is an appeals process, the final acceptance rate for claims between 2006 and 2015 averaged out to 34%. If you want to be among the third of claimants who receive help, you need to make sure you’re closely following all rules and requirements. Our team can guide you through the paperwork and requirements so that you can submit the strongest claim possible.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our social security disability attorneys have represented clients with illnesses including:
- Heart conditions
- Chronic pain disorders
Our team is here for you if you’re struggling with a medical condition that has prevented you from being able to work. We can help you collect the evidence you need and organize it into a convincing case. Because of our experience in this field, we often help clients by identifying additional pieces of evidence that can help their cases be even stronger.
Winning on appeal is great—but we’d rather help your application succeed the first time so you can receive the funds you urgently need. No matter where you are in the filing process, reach out to our team to see what we can do for you.
Let our dedicated social security disability attorneys in Pittsburgh guide you through this complicated process. Call us at (844) 383-0565 to schedule an appointment!