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10 Tips for Winning Social Security

(1) Hire an experienced disability lawyer

Statistically, people who hire an attorney to represent them are much more likely to win than those who go unrepresented.

To schedule an appointment with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(2) Complete your application accurately

It is possible to win your Social Security Disability case the first time you apply. The best way to win on your initial application is to have an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer complete the application for you. Getting it right the first time may save you years of waiting and frustration.

To have an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer complete your application, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(3) Get a diagnosis from a physician

Symptoms alone are not enough to win Social Security Disability benefits. To be considered disabled, a physician – preferably a specialist – must diagnose you with a serious medical condition. Your condition must be officially diagnosed by laboratory or diagnostic tests that are accepted by the medical community.

For more information, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(4) Continue seeing your doctor

Many people with long-term chronic medical problems stop seeing their doctors because no treatment seems to help. This is a mistake. Medical records provide the most important evidence of disability in a Social Security case.

For more information, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(5) Follow your doctor’s recommendations

Social Security routinely denies claims for benefits if people stop seeing their doctor, stop taking their prescribed medications, or continually fail to appear at scheduled doctor appointments. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, we strongly recommend that you follow your doctor’s recommendations.

For more information, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(6) If you application is denied, file an appeal

More than two-thirds of all initial applications for Social Security Disability benefits get denied. But more than half of these cases later win on appeal. So the key to winning Social Security Disability benefits is to never give up.

If your claim was denied, you have just 60 days to appeal. Missing the deadline could cost you thousands of dollars in back benefits. To file an appeal, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(7) Do not exaggerate your symptoms

Judges often decide whether to grant Social Security Disability benefits based on a person’s credibility. If you exaggerate your symptoms, a judge may see through it and deny your claim on that basis. Whether you are filling out an application or testifying before a judge, we strongly advise that you speak fully and truthfully about your impairments and symptoms.

To speak with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(8) Do not minimize your symptoms

People seeking Social Security Disability benefits sometimes make the mistake of minimizing their symptoms. This may be due to embarrassment. At Spivak Law Firm, we understand that many people have difficulty accepting that they may never be able to work again.

Friendly and welcoming, we treat you with compassion, dignity, and respect. To make an appointment with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(9) Meet all the deadlines

When you file for Social Security Disability benefits, there are many deadlines that you must meet. If you fail to meet these deadlines, you risk having your case thrown out or losing a significant amount of money in back benefits.

At Spivak Law Firm, we stay on top of your case and give you regular updates on how it is progressing through the Social Security system. To speak with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, call us at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

(10) Never give up on your SSD claim

Winning Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, frustrating process. We encourage you to hang in there. The benefits are potentially life-changing: a lump-sum payment worth thousands of dollars, an ongoing monthly check of $1,000 more, and free health insurance under Medicare or Medicaid.

People who are truly disabled are in no condition to fight the government. At Spivak Law Firm, we do all the work for you. Call us at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. We offer house visits for people in Pittsburgh and nearby counties.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today

To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.

Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.