Pittsburgh PTSD Attorney
Pennsylvania SSDI Guidelines Lawyer
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that military personnel returning from tours of duty in war zones often suffer prolonged and serious emotional disabilities brought about by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The condition can impair the sufferer’s ability to receive sufficient training to learn a job skill or work in a typical employment setting. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with PTSD and cannot hold a job or earn a living, talk to an attorney at Dallas W. Hartman, P.A., 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
When you file a claim for PTSD, bipolar disorder or other severe mental illness, your claim will be reviewed by the Social Security Disability Determination Services in your state. You will be required to show written documentation by a medical professional that your disability prohibits you from earning a living. The process is often prolonged, confusing and frustrating. Our firm will handle everything for you, from gathering the required records and medical history to presenting your story before the decision-makers. If your PTSD claim 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:
- PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, mental disabilities
- Bipolar depression
- Fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome
- Autoimmune diseases
- Multiple sclerosis
- Heart condition
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 55 and older. 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 PTSD lawyer today.