Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer Erie, PA

Pennsylvania SSD Attorneys Help Clients Seek Benefits in Crawford County, Erie County, and Throughout Western PA

The process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits usually takes a long time. Once your application is approved, you may be surprised by the amount that is awarded. It is important for applicants to understand how the benefit amount is determined. At the Erie, PA law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., we advise people about their benefits and about the process for receiving them.

Our attorneys handle all types of injury cases in Pennsylvania, including those involving Social Security Disability applications or appeals. Because of our experience in this area, we are able to advise clients about structuring their SSD claims so that they receive all the benefits to which they are entitled.

How Social Security Determines the Amount of SSD Benefits in Pennsylvania

The amount of your monthly SSD payment is determined by a number of factors that include:

  • Your age.
  • The amount you paid into the Social Security system.
  • Your average wage while working.
  • How long you worked.
  • Whether you are working at all or have other income.
  • Whether you receive family support or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Whether you live with family members.
  • Whether you receive workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Your average wage when you were working.

Applicants for SSD benefits in Pennsylvania should know that there is a cap on monthly benefits that changes every year. You should also know that receiving certain benefits, such as food stamps and veterans’ disability benefits, should not affect your SSD amount. You should also know that if you earned money that you did not pay Social Security taxes on, that amount should not be counted toward your average earnings.

Contact Our Erie Attorneys About SSD Benefits in Western Pennsylvania

For more information about Social Security Disability benefits, call the knowledgeable SSD benefits attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. in Erie, Pennsylvania. You may also use our online contact form. Our attorneys are prepared to help you obtain the SSD payments you paid for and need.

Personal Injury Case Results


Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.


Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

Criminal Defense Case Results

Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.


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  • "There aren't enough words to express how elated we are with the end results Attorney Tim George delivered, he went above and beyond our expectations. Attorney George was always prompt in returning phone calls, straight forward about the facts and extremely empathetic with the horrible situation that our son was facing."

  • "Eric Purchase provided clear, logical guidance. He worked to understand the situation and circumstances (in a complicated matter) in order to provide accurate assessments and recommendations. Thrilled to partner with him. Also appreciated his updates on pertinent matters and professional counseling throughout the entire process."

  • "Craig Murphey handled my personal injury claim. He was extremely professional, but also took a personal interest in helping me through a very difficult process. Everyone in the Purchase, George & Murphey office was very kind and helpful. I would recommend Craig Murphey’s services to anyone who might find themselves in need of a top-notch lawyer."

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017