Fox Chapel Social Security Disability Attorneys
Our Fox Chapel Social Security Disability Lawyers have helped numerous disabled clients obtain the benefits they deserve from The Social Security Administration after initial denial.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR SSD?
Social Security Disability (SSD) is typically for United States citizens and/or permanent residents.
If filing for SSD you must not yet be eligible for retirement benefits.
Your work history must be recent and you must have enough time worked.
Finally, you must fall under The Social Security Administration’s definition of disabled.
Above it states that work history must be recent and you must have enough work time in your history. The Social Security Administration uses a credit system to determine if one qualifies for benefits under SSDI. Depending on your income level you earn credits within a given year. If at a certain age you have enough credits through your work history you can qualify for SSDI benefits.
HOW DOES THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DETERMINE DISABILITY?
The Social Security Administration has established a Five-Step Evaluation process to determine whether a person is disabled. If a person fails to meet the requirements of any one step, they are determined to be “not disabled” under the Social Security Act.
DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY TO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?
Without an attorney, you will have no one there to walk you through the different steps of the disability appeal process. The first stage of the appeal process is called the Request for Reconsideration stage. Fewer than 20 percent of appeals are approved at this stage of the claim process. The next stage of appeals, which almost all denied applicants must go through, is called a Social Security Disability hearing.
When you attend your SSD hearing you will be appearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Most applicants should have legal representation during this stage of the appeal process. This is where you will have your greatest chance of overturning the Social Security Administration’s decision to deny your disability benefits. Nearly two-thirds of appeals are won at the disability hearing.
The Social Security Filing and Appeal process is very complex and if you don’t know the ins and outs of the process it could hurt your case. Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.
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When you or a loved one suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligence who you turn to for legal advice and representation matters. The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s Fox Chapel personal injury attorneys will represent you skillfully, compassionately, and most of all, aggressively.
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I am a hardworking, diligent, well-motivated person with a mission to complete and a promise to fulfill. I pledge to you should you honor me with yours or a loved one’s case, I will do everything in my power to make sure that those interests are completely satisfied. Further, I will represent you skillfully, compassionately and most of all aggressively.
Bradley D. Moyer
No one likes a bully. Yet, after a traumatic event in your life, that is exactly what the insurance company can seem like. Every day I fight zealously for my clients to get them the compensation they are entitled to, counsel them during a difficult period in their life, and protect my clients from those same bullies.
All attorneys can make promises, what separates our firm from the rest is the fact that we never stop working until you are completely satisfied and made whole again after a traumatic injury that was caused by someone else. Once I begin working on your case, the matter becomes personal to me. I always say, ‘I lose sleep so you don’t have to.
Thomas J. Carroll
I’ve personally witnessed, through an experience of my father’s, how someone else’s negligent acts can alter a person’s life. It is fulfilling to be a member of the Pisanchyn law firm where I can help people like my dad who have been injured through the negligence of others.
Attorney Serra is an associate at the Pisanchyn Law Firm. He attended The Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences while majoring in Crime, Law, and Justice with a Political Science minor. While at The Pennsylvania State University, Attorney Serra maintained a job where he witnessed several co-workers suffer work related injuries and saw firsthand how these injuries affected their lives.
Praise for our Fox Chapel Law Firm
I rate the Pisanchyn law firm five stars if I had a way to rate them 100 stars I would they were so kind so helpful and so caring in a very scary time of my life. I don’t know what I would’ve done without Mr. Pisanchyn and his staff. No matter what I needed they were there morning, noon, or night Mr.Pisanchyn was even kind enough to give me his own personal cell phone number in case I ever needed him day or night. This is the second time I’ve used his law firm and I will use him 100 more Times. I fully recommend his law firm to anyone and everyone in need of a good defense lawyer. I’ve already recommended him at least a dozen times and everyone I told to use his law firm has been more than satisfied. Some of them even called me and said thank you for recommending him. Thank you so much mike for everything you did for me and my family.
Nine years ago I was in a nasty car accident and didn’t know where to turn, with a lot of luck I ended up calling Mike to represent me. It was the best thing I ever did. He never treated me like a client, I made a friend. The friendship extended to the entire office. He did exactly what he said he would. Then 3 years ago my husband got hurt at work and we never thought twice on who to call. By this time Mike had taken on other partners in the firm. Keith, who handled the workers comp case and Lee who took care of the SSI. I don’t know what others are talking about it taking so much time or so much hastle~~~both ended up settling much sooner than we ever expected. The entire firm works together, from the attorneys to the entire staff. I really think that is part of what makes this law firm the best ever.
– DEBBIE N.
John and I want to thank you for all you have done for us. We know all of you put a lot of time and work in on our case and for that we are very thankful. You have the nicest friendliest people working there. Mara has been so nice to us. We especially want to thank Doug. We spent many hours talking with him and found him to be very personable.
The Pisanchyn Law Firm is in touch with local affairs and contacted us to say, “I heard about your situation. I AM YOUR attorney.” With aggressive, honorable, and knowledgeable representation, they have also met our pain with consolation… I will never forget the day my attorney called. Trust is the new game in the legal community, the Pisanchyn Law Firm wrote the book on accountability and Justice….CALL THEM.
They helped me tremendously when I was going through Worker’s Compensation and a Settlement. There was no way I could have gone through it myself. Everyone was patient and professional with me and believe, I’m sure that was not easy. Everything was completely settled almost 13 months ago and I’m back on my feet and working once again. I absolutely recommend Pisanchyn Law Firm to anyone that needs help with a work injury or anything work related.
I would just like to thank everyone that helped settle my Workers’ Comp case, you were all so helpful. It meant a lot to me and helped me get my life back on track.
I can’t tell you how happy I am of the results from your office. I got wonderful, professional and extremely fast service for the situations I had. I will be using your office again if need be and telling everyone I know how hard it is to get results without your help.