Pittsburgh Auto Immune Disease Attorney
Pennsylvania SSDI Guidelines Lawyer
Auto immune diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia affect more than 23 million Americans. The condition causes debilitating surface pain, muscle aches and swelling of the joints that can make it impossible to handle normal workday activities on the job. In addition, the prescription medications required to control the pain often result in serious side effects that affect cognitive abilities and make it dangerous to work in an industrial environment or around heavy equipment.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) accepts some forms of diagnosed auto immune diseases as certified disabilities, making sufferers eligible to receive benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), if they can no longer work. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and cannot hold a job or earn a living, talk to an attorney at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. with offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania, to discuss filing an initial claim, or filing an appeal for a denied claim for SSDI benefits.
Tough Criteria for Emotional and Mental Disabilities
As part of the SSDI application process, your local Social Security Disability Determination Services in your state will determine whether the auto immune disease you have been diagnosed with will prevent you from working in your current profession, or another job for which training can be provided. The SSA requires detailed records of diagnosis and treatment plans and may inquire further of your doctor and medical professionals. The claims process is confusing, time-consuming and often frustrating, as a very high percentage of initial claims are denied.
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., We Take Care of Everything
The SSDI team at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., will handle every detail of your initial claim or appeal of a denied claim for an auto immune disease disability. If your claim for SSDI benefits is denied, we will pursue an appeal by requesting a hearing for reconsideration at your local SSA office. We do not stop fighting for you until every legal option has been pursued to help you get the money benefits you need and deserve.
We represent clients who are seeking SSDI benefits for mental illness and physical diseases, such as:
- Auto immune diseases, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome
- Bipolar disorder, clinical depression
- PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
You Will Not Pay Lawyer Fees If You Do Not Collect Benefits
We handle all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims and appeals on a contingency fee basis. The percentage amount we charge is based on the amount of money you recover for your claim. We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your disability or injury.
Learn more about SSDI at these information pages:
- What is SSDI?
- The SSDI Application Process
- Social Security for people 55 years and older
- SSDI and incarceration
- What is supplemental security income (SSI)
Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Receive SSDI Benefits
Learn more about Social Security for auto immune diseases. We represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Northern Pittsburgh metro region and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call us toll-free at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh auto immune disease lawyer today.