Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Supplemental Security Income Lawyer
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are similar to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in that you must show that you are disabled and unable to work. SSI provides disability benefits for people who do not have enough work history to qualify for SSD benefits. The standards of proof to qualify for SSI are the same as those for SSD, and applicants must meet certain asset guidelines.
Whether you need SSD or SSI benefits, having a drastically reduced income, or none at all, is frightening. The feeling is only magnified if your initial claim is denied, which is very common, and you find yourself at the mercy of an overwhelming bureaucracy, facing a 12- to 18-month appeals process, unable to work, and with no idea of how you will support yourself and your family.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible
Trying to pay bills with no income and no benefits is a situation nobody wants. You need a qualified attorney who understands your situation and will work tirelessly to get your benefits as quickly as possible.
Attorney Steven F. Kessler is a highly experienced Pennsylvania Social Security lawyer who has helped hundreds of people in the Mon Valley receive the benefits they deserve. He knows how you feel and how important it is for you to be successful.
More than a lawyer – an advocate
If your application is denied, Steven F. Kessler will be your advocate, helping you file an appeal of the ruling and arrange a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. You must file an appeal within 60 days to request a hearing, but he will urge you to act as quickly as possible because it could take from several months to over a year for your hearing to be scheduled.
He will make sure you are thoroughly prepared for that hearing, with records to bear out your background, work history, impairments and daily activities. He may line up witnesses to testify on your behalf. In short, Steven F. Kessler will do everything possible to make sure your case has a positive outcome.
“You and Joyce have been so wonderful through this ordeal. I believe the judges know your integrity – that’s what got us through.”
Call now for a no-cost consultation
Steven F. Kessler will have a consultation with you on your Social Security Disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income case at no cost. If he represents you in the matter, he will not take money unless your case is won. Contact him today.