Advocating For Your Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security disability benefits are there to help you when you have become disabled and are unable to work. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many people’s claims. At Peter J. Pietrandrea Law Office, I believe in your right to disability benefits. I will help you fight to obtain the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that you deserve.
With over 35 years of helping clients in Cranberry Township, Butler County and across Southwestern Pennsylvania, I deeply understand the complex requirements for eligibility in each program. My name is Peter Pietrandrea, and as a Social Security disability benefits attorney, I will help guide you during every step of your case, from compiling your initial filing paperwork to appealing a denied application.
From Filing To Appeals, I Will Be There Every Step Of The Way
To qualify for SSDI payments, you must meet specific criteria. First, you need to have worked a certain amount of time before becoming disabled, and you must have paid Social Security taxes through payroll deductions. The amount of your disability compensation depends on your history of earnings.
Your disability must also meet the SSA’s definition of disability, which includes the following conditions:
- You are not able to do the same work that you did before you became disabled.
- Your disability prevents you from performing another job.
- Your doctor expects that your disability will last for at least one year or result in death.
I will examine your circumstances and evaluate whether you meet the criteria to increase the chance that your initial application will be approved. I will help you gather the requested information and evidence to present your case in a favorable light to get you approval.
If your claim is denied, you have 60 days from the date of the denial notice to file an appeal. I will help with each stage of the appeals process, including the reconsideration stage, the drafting of a brief for the administrative law judge (ALJ) and your hearing preparation. If these efforts are not successful, I may be able to file a civil suit in federal court and fight for your rights to your benefits.
Don’t Wait To Get Started On Fighting For The Benefits You Need
If you have been injured and are denied your Social Security disability benefits, contact me as soon as possible so that we can get your appeal underway. If you need help filing for benefits initially, I will walk you through the process and help you succeed. Contact me online or call 724-605-4407 today to schedule a free consultation.