Social Security Disability (SSD): Let’s Work Together To Get The Benefits You Need

For Pennsylvanians who have been injured or who suffer from disabilities and other ailments that make it impossible to work, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can offer significant financial aid to cover basic living expenses.

Making It Easier For Our Clients To Get The SSD Benefits They Deserve

At Goodwin Como, P.C., we know how important these benefits are to people facing serious health challenges. However, we also understand how difficult it can be for families to obtain benefits. For some, dealing with the forms and gathering medical information can be confusing. Furthermore, many who try to file for benefits without the help of a lawyer are denied.

By working with our attorneys, Benjamin F. Goodwin and Amanda M. Como, individuals and families struggling with disabilities can get the counsel and representation they need when filing for benefits or pursuing an appeal if an initial application has been denied.

The success of an application often depends on how medical history and other evidence are presented. As your lawyers, we will help you gather and present:

  • Your history of physicals and hospital admissions
  • Records of your emergency room visits
  • Physical therapy evaluations
  • Pathologist reports
  • Surgical and operative reports
  • Radiology reports
  • All other pertinent medical records

The type of disability or ailment can also factor into the SSA’s decision to award benefits. Numerous conditions qualify, but the most common include:

  • Lung disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Mental or psychological impairments
  • Stroke
  • Serious back and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Arthritis and repetitive stress injuries/conditions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Blindness
  • Hearing impairment

Ready To Learn More About SSD And SSI Benefits? Call Us.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss pursuing benefits through the SSA, call our Uniontown law office at 724-438-1616 or send us an email by completing our contact form. We work with clients throughout the state and can come to you if you are unable to travel.