Social Security Disability

If you have been denied for Disability or SSI,
I invite you to contact me to help you with your appeal.

I can be your local representative, not a national or impersonal organization, and I am happy to meet with you face to face to discuss the specifics of your case.

I have already applied for disability benefits with the SSA. How long will it take for a determination to be issued?

It varies a lot.  It usually takes only a few months for a denial to be issued.  Sometimes it takes less than one month.  It often takes longer for a decision to be issued finding you disabled.

What happens when I get a denial notice?

The first thing you need to do is contact my office.  Don’t give up on your claim.  At this stage I can begin my representation on your behalf.  Please remember, this stage is time sensitive.  You only have 60 days to appeal the denial.

What will my representative do to represent me at this stage?

I will review your case.  I will figure out what we need to prove to win your case and figure out how to prove it.  I will make sure that the Social Security Administration gets the necessary medical records and other records.  I will obtain reports from your doctors, if necessary.

Should I continue to see a doctor?

Yes.  Please remember, medical evidence is an important part of a successful claim, see your doctors as often as possible, and follow all their treatment recommendations.  For physical issues, you need to be seeing a M. D. or a D. O. to have the medical records fully considered by the Judge at your hearing.  For mental health issues, you need to be seeing a PhD psychologist or a psychiatrist to have the medical records fully considered by the Judge at your hearing.

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Mr. Pingel did a wonderful job of helping me get my disability with short notice.  I was hurt in a car wreck and workman’s comp didn’t want to help me.   I greatly appreciate what Mr. Pingel did for me.

-H. L.

Thank you for all of your work in helping me receive disability benefits from Social Security.  After trying to go through this on my own and not having any success, I can definitely speak to the importance of getting an attorney that specializes in these types of cases.

The labyrinth created by the Social Security administration seems purposefully made to make it difficult to obtain benefits.  You kept me well informed and ready for each step of the process.  You were honest about the chances of having a favorable outcome, and you helped keep me (somewhat) calm when this didn’t go as quickly as expected.

I’m happy to endorse the Pingel Law Offices and I would gladly tell anyone in need of help with a disability issue to call Todd Pingel.

-T. A.

My experience with Pingel Law has been nothing but pleasant.  From the start, he was very friendly and upfront and honest.  When he told me it could take up to a year to see results, he was right.  He was honest but also gave me support when I needed and was feeling frustrated over the length of time it was taking and the hurdles we kept having to jump.  He worked very hard and even went the extra mile when it came to being able to be reached.  I definitely would recommend him and have done to several people.  If you want the job done right – Pingel Offices  is the place to go.

-J. F.