Experienced Social Security Disability Counsel
If you are unable to work due to injury or illness, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. At Douglas, Joseph & Olson, we take the time to listen to your needs, examine your case and will help you fight for the benefits you deserve.
Qualifying For Benefits
When making decisions regarding benefits, the Social Security Administration focuses on your ability to work. It is important to present a claim that clearly illustrates your disability and the impact it has on your ability to function. The Social Security Administration has complex standards and guidelines when considering an application for benefits. Having an attorney with knowledge and experience representing you in this process is invaluable to your success.
Some of the defining characteristics used when deciding whether to award disability benefits are:
- You can no longer perform the type of work you did previously
- You are unable to perform other types of work due to your disability
- You expect your disability will prevent you from working for at least a year
- Your disability will result in your death
Fighting Against Claim Denials
The Social Security Administration denies many of the claims filed. If you have filed a claim and it was denied, you can fight back. Our lawyers have over 45 years of experience helping individuals with appealing the denial of their disability claims. We have a thorough understanding of the extensive system and processes for appealing claims that have been denied.
Advocating On Your Behalf
If your claim has been denied, contact us immediately. Appeals must be made within 60 days. After this time period, you must start a new application. It is important that you continue to document your health care and condition to show proof of your disability and the impact your disability has on your functionality. Call our office at 724-704-0554 to set up an appointment with our team. We have two offices found in Hermitage and Jamestown, Pennsylvania. We are ready to assist you with all your Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income needs. We will fight for your rights.