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Pittsburgh Social Security Lawyer

The proven Pittsburgh Social Security lawyers at Rothman Gordon are experienced in the effective resolution of lawsuits as related to Social Security claims and processes in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Social Security attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general Social Security law, including but not limited to disability or unemployment compensation claims in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Pittsburgh Social Security lawyer.

The Pittsburgh Social Security attorneys have experience representing clients in matters involving:

  • Social Security
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Welfare

Experienced Pittsburgh Social Security Attorney

Social Security is designed as a safety net national insurance system to protect individuals from financial distress caused by unforeseen catastrophes. In the United States, the Social Security Program was created in 1935 to provide old age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits to workers and their families. Unlike welfare, Social Security benefits are paid to an individual or his or her family at least in part on the basis of that person's employment record and prior contributions to the system. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and since 1965 it has included health insurance benefits under the Medicare program. While Social Security benefits under the act are most often associated with old age, survivors, and disability insurance, in its broadest sense, they also include federally funded welfare programs and unemployment compensation.

The Federal Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) pays out monthly benefits to retired people, to families whose wage earner has died, and to workers unemployed due to sickness or accident. Workers qualify for its protection by having been employed for a minimum amount of time and by having made contributions to the program. Once an individual has qualified for protection, certain other family members are, as well. Financial need is not a requirement. While the Social Security Act (federal law) governs an applicant's right to benefits, state law governs some of the family relationship issues that may affect a person's rights of entitlement under the act, such as the validity of a marriage.

Trusted Pittsburgh Social Security Law Firm

The Pittsburgh Social Security attorneys at Rothman Gordon are distinguished by a history of successful Social Security claim recoveries and resolutions through settlements and verdicts. For experienced representation in a Social Security dispute or claim, contact the Pittsburgh Social Security lawyers at Rothman Gordon in Pennsylvania.

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