Pennsylvania SSDI Benefits Attorneys
Many people are unaware of the benefits for which they might qualify if they are disabled and cannot work. At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our Pittsburgh lawyers provide people with information about the benefit programs for which they may be eligible. We also help them file applications for benefits, completing the paperwork, gathering the evidence, attending hearings when needed and guiding them through the process.
Our attorneys help people with benefits from disability benefit programs such as these:
- Social Security disability (SSD) benefits: These benefits are available to people who have paid enough FICA taxes into the system while working, and have since become unable to work because of illness or disability. SSD benefits are available to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements regardless of age, but older applicants may find it easier to prove that their disability prevents them from working.
- Veteran's benefits: An honorably discharged veteran or a veteran with a general discharge with any service-related disability may be eligible for benefits provided by the Veteran's Administration.
- SSD widows and widowers benefits: You may be entitled to disability benefits if you have become disabled within seven years of the date of death of a spouse who was eligible for SSD.
- SSD adult child benefits: Children of people who are eligible for SSD may be entitled to benefits if they became disabled before the age of 22.
- SSD benefits for dependents: If your SSD claim is successful, you may be entitled to an additional monthly payment to help care for minor children and children of any age who are disabled. Under some circumstances, your parents may also be eligible for benefits.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you are not entitled to receive SSD because you have not worked long enough to contribute FICA taxes, you may be eligible for SSI. These benefits are available to disabled adults who can prove financial need.
- SSI benefits for children: The SSI program is different for children. Children can get SSI if they have disabilities that seriously limit their ability to function and meet financial eligibility requirements.
- Long-term disability plans: In addition to federal government benefits, many people are eligible for disability benefits under employer-sponsored or privately purchased disability insurance. Our attorneys help clients apply for long-term disability benefits and appeal denied claims.
To learn more, contact our Pittsburgh disability benefits attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at 716-213-6378 or toll-free at 888-322-9399 or send an e-mail to learn about disability claims and how we can help you.
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