According to the Social Security Administration, a 20-year-old worker has a 30% chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. What happens if you have a medical problem that prevents you from working? How will you pay the bills? The Federal government provides benefits to those who are unable to work for a period expected to last 12 months or more because of a disabling medical condition. Many people are denied benefits to which they are entitled, requiring an appeal.
Social Security appeals deal with a maze of Federal statutes; Federal regulations; Social Security Rulings; Federal court cases; Program Operations Manual Systems (POMS) guidance; Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law Manual (HALLEX) guidance; and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. There are vocational experts and consultative examiners who may give expert opinions in your case. It is important to have an attorney who knows the laws and the system to help you with your appeal.
Retired Attorney Gerald Sullivan stated, “When I retired, I referred all of my Social Security clients to Pepicelli, Youngs and Youngs. Chris, Brian, and Jeff care about their clients. They are very knowledgeable and they fight hard for their clients.”
If you have applied for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits and been denied, we may be able to help. Social Security appeals have strict filing deadlines. Give us a call today for a free, no obligation consultation. No recovery, no fee.*