Social Security Disability Hearings & Appeals

Knowledgeable SSDI Lawyers

Serving Clients Throughout Western Pennsylvania

A Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) hearing presents claimants with a golden opportunity: Presenting themselves as human beings to the federal authorities, and not just numbers.

At Dugan & Associates, P.C., in Pittsburgh, we have over 40 years of combined experience helping people throughout western Pennsylvania with the SSDI claims and appeals process. We are here to help you get the benefits you need and deserve.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-353-3572 to speak with an experienced SSDI/SSI attorney.

The Social Security Disability Appeals Process

At Dugan & Associates, P.C., we help people with all aspects of the SSDI claims and appeals process. The system can be confusing and forbidding, but our experienced lawyers have extensive experience with all stages of the process, including:

  • Request for reconsideration: If your initial claim is denied, we can help you draft a compelling and effective request for reconsideration.
  • Administrative law judge hearing: If your request for consideration is denied, we can help you prepare evidence and testimony for an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing.
  • Appeals council: If the ALJ denies your appeal, we can appeal that decision before a separate SSDI appeals counsel.
  • Federal court appeal: The final chance for appeal takes place in federal court. Our knowledge of federal law and court procedure prepare us for success at this level.

It is important to remember that most SSDI applications, in fact, are turned down the first time. But there are great opportunities for success throughout the appeals process that our experienced SSDI lawyers can help you with. We will stand up for your rights, to pursue the benefits you deserve.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today

If you have questions about applying for Social Security disability benefits or making appeals, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-353-3572 to speak with a knowledgeable Pennsylvania lawyer.