Western Pennsylvania SSD Disability Claims Lawyers
Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a lengthy process. For that reason alone, having knowledgeable legal counsel and support can make the process move forward as smoothly as possible. At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our lawyers help people file for benefits, completing all paperwork and appearing at all hearings during the process. We advise clients about the process they will be going through, making sure they understand the steps from the initial application through an appeal.
We do everything within our power to ensure that every SSD disability benefit claim is handled properly. Our goal is always to get it right the first time; mistakes in paperwork can cause significant delays in getting the needed benefits. We make sure that we meet all deadlines so that your case is not derailed by small but critical errors.
The Social Security Disability Claims Process
The process we describe to clients involves the following steps:
- Initial application
- Appeals Council review
- Federal court appeal
Timelines and Information About the Process
Approximately two-thirds of initial claims are denied; however, having an attorney who can work with your physician improves your chances. The Social Security Administration takes around five months to rule on an application. Hearing dates are often set about 18 months out, although we do request expedited hearings for our clients when circumstances permit.
Why Our Law Firm?
Our attorneys routinely handle appeals in Federal Court. Not all SSD lawyers are admitted to practice in federal court; our firm has the advantage of being able to stand by clients from their initial applications through an appeal.
Learn More About the Process and Timelines
To find out more, contact our Pittsburgh SSD disability process lawyers. Call The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, at 716-213-6378 or toll-free at 888-322-9399 or send an e-mail to find more about applying for SSD benefits.
We handle the vast majority of our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no fees unless we are successful. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your case. We offer same day consultations over the phone, and have staff standing by to assist you.