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.