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Social Security Disability & SSI Appeals

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 Social Security Disability Attorney Gerald Sullivan Recommends Pepicelli, Youngs and Youngs – “Throughout my law practice, caring for my clients was the most powerful tool in my legal arsenal. When we care, we fight harder and we are more likely to win. It’s that simple. When I planned my retirement, I put my clients first. I wanted my clients to be represented by lawyers who care as much as I do. That is why I chose to refer my clients to Pepicelli, Youngs and Youngs. The disability attorneys at Pepicelli, Youngs and Youngs are compassionate warriors. They take the time to get to know their disability clients, one client at a time. They treat their client as they would want to be treated: like people.”


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.*


Brian T. Cagle


Jeffrey C. Youngs


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*In the case of “no recovery, no fee” or “contingent fee” cases, out-of-pocket expenses, like filing fees, costs to obtain medical records, and court reporter fees will be paid by the client out of any settlement.