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Social Security Disability


Social Security Disability Lawyer for Pittsburgh, PA

The attorneys at Porta-Clark & Ward specialize in helping people prepare their claims for social security benefits, and in appealing rejected social security claims.

What to do if you are filing for SSD/SSI:

SSI (Supplemental Security Income): You will be eligible for SSI if you are “disabled” and your household income and assets are below the maximum allowable amount.

SSD (Disability Insurance Benefits): You will be eligible for SSD if you are “disabled” and you have worked enough in the past to be considered “insured” at the onset of you disability.

Once you have filed your “initial application”, and your claim has been denied, you will receive notice advising you that you have 60 days to appeal the determination by filing a request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.  You have the right to have an attorney assist you in the completion of your appeal paperwork, as well as the right to have an attorney represent you in the subsequent hearing before the Administrative Law Judge.  If warranted, an “on the record” decision can be requested which, if granted, could alleviate your need to appear at a hearing to testify.  Even if such a request is denied or not warranted, an attorney will help prepare both you and your file for the hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.  To that end, it is very important to understand the burdens of proof and how Social Security defines “disability” in its determination regarding your eligibility for benefits.  It is also very important for the preparation of you and your file to begin as soon as possible. 

Please fill out our Free Case Evaluation form and submit it to our firm immediately. One of our experienced attorneys will contact you regarding your case.

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At Porta-Clark & Ward, we believe that you should be able to retire with peace of mind and added confidence. With a social security disability lawyer from our firm, you can navigate the complexities of acquiring your social security benefits with ease. With a skilled lawyer at your side, you can fill out the needed paperwork and provide the documents you need to receive social security.

We also take pride in our rich knowledge of how social security works and can be used in your daily life. That’s why a social security disability attorney from Porta-Clark & Ward can help you access the resources that you need to succeed. We are excited to partner with our clients on a professional and personal level so that they can experience a stress-free and happy retirement.

For more helpful information about social security here in Pittsburgh, PA, connect with our skilled attorneys today. To schedule a visit or phone call, visit our contact page for more.

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