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Are you disabled and unable to work? You may qualify for social security disability benefits. By working with an experienced Altoona, Pennsylvania social security attorney, you can increase your chances of receiving disability payments from the federal government. Fill out the form on the left and contact an experienced Altoona social security disability attorney today. Don’t wait, help is right around the corner.

The difference between winning your SSI or SSDI claim and losing it

Statistically, between 65% and 70% of initial applications are denied nationally. An experienced Altoona social security lawyer can increase your chance of success. Your attorney can emphasize the facts that evidence your disability in a manner that is most appropriate. Your attorney will likely be able to draw from a wealth of experienced working with the review board inspecting your application and hearing your appeal. Successful claimants receive critical monthly payments from the federal government. SSI recipients can receive a monthly payment, food stamps, and potentially Medicaid to cover health care costs. SSDI recipients receive monthly payments based on the amount they paid into the system, among other factors. Also, SSDI recipients sometimes qualify for Medicare.

How can I afford a Social Security lawyer when I can’t work?

You may be surprised to learn that a social security lawyer is quite affordable, even if you have no source of income. Why are they affordable? Answer: they work on a “contingency” basis. That means they only get paid if you get paid. The government limits how much a social security attorney can charge you. They are limited to charging the lesser of: 25% of the back pay awarded to you, or a maximum of $6,000. So, an attorney cannot make more than $6,000 on your case, nor can he or she make more than 25% of the back pay owed to you. Thus, if you are awarded $20,000 in back pay, generally the max you can be charged is $6,000. Contact your Altoona Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the left.

Learning about SSDI and SSI: Your federal programs

Two separate social security programs provide disability payments to injured people: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). To earn disability payments under either one, you must suffer from an injury that (1) prevents you from working for a year or more, or (2) will result in death. Short-term injuries are not covered by the social security system.

SSDI: Federal Workers Insurance for the Disabled - Contact a Knowledgeable Altoona Disability Insurance Attorney Today

SSDI is a federal insurance program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the social security system. To qualify, you must be disabled and have a work history of paying social security taxes. Thus, not everyone can qualify. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an SSDI attorney to learn if you may qualify.

SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced Altoona Disability Attorney

SSI, unlike SSDI, is a welfare-based program that pays those with disabilities, regardless of their work history. To qualify, claimants must make less than a minimum threshold of income (a very small amount). Those who qualify may also be eligible for food stamps, and Medicaid. Learn more now and contact an experienced Altoona SSI attorney.

Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Altoona Disability AppealAttorney

First, you can apply online, call into an office, or visit your local SS office. The application process can take anywhere between four to six months. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you can appeal your case. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or your attorney can represent you.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:

Somatoform Disorders
Mental Retardation
Affective disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Organic Mental Disorders
Personality Disorders
Peripheral Neuropathies
Cancer in the Urinary Bladder
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Depressive Syndrome
Anxiety Disorders
Systemic sclerosis
Immune deficiency disorders

Local SSA Office

Social Security Administration
303 Cayuga Avenue
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
(800) 772-1213

Low Cost Hospitals

G E Dvorchak Memorial Clinic
P O Box 498
Hastings, Pennsylvania 16646
Broad Top Area Medical Center
P O Box 127
Broad Top, Pennsylvania 16621
(814) 635-2917

Altoona  Hospitals

VA Medical Center - James E. Van Zandt
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
(814) 943-8164

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
2005 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
(814) 944-3535
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
1225 Warm Springs Avenue
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652
(814) 643-8656

Altoona Regional Health System
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601
(814) 889-2223

Altoona social security attorneys serve client throughout Central Pennsylvania, including Altoona, Beccaria, Bedford, Bellefonte, Chambersburg, Clearfield, Colver, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Huntingdon, Indiana, Johnstown, La Jose, Lewistown, McKeesport, Monroevile, Mount Union, Penn Hills, Philipsburg, Pine Flats, Pittsburgh, Plum, Portage Spring, Punxsutawney, Saxton, Somerset, State College, Tyrone, and other communities in Blair County.

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