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Altoona Office
Historic Central Trust Building
1218 Eleventh Avenue, PO Box 550
Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: 814-943-5500
Fax: 814-943-7656


Social Security

Are you unable to work due to accident, injury, or medical condition?

Every year over 2 million people across the United States apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, and OVER HALF will initially be denied benefits, causing unnecessary frustration and concern.

Although there are never guarantees, our experienced social security attorneys can guide you through the initial application procedure, or help you appeal a denial.

Helping you get the benefits you deserve!

The Social Security Disability Programs and the accompanying forms, procedures, and responsibilities are complex and can be confusing. At Hippo, Fleming & Pertile, our attorneys understand that every case is unique. It is our priority to work closely with our clients through every step of the process to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Mental & Physical Disabilities

No matter what your disability, our attorneys have most likely handled a case just like yours. Some of the more common disabilities suffered by clients have been:

  • Back Pain and Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Manic Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cancer
  • Lupus

If you are thinking about applying for social security or you doctor has recommended that you do, please feel fee to call our office for a free consultation. We would be happy to help you complete your paperwork. If you or a loved one has already been denied social security, we will be happy to represent you on your appeal. Do not be afraid to contact an attorney, most claims are denied on the first try. We can guide you through this complicated process to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.

Information Center | Social Security Disability

  • What do I do if my claim is denied?
  • What happens if I'm denied benefits after a hearing?
  • What is the waiting period once I become disabled before I can apply?
  • How long will it take to receive a determination once I apply for benefits?
  • How does Social Security define disability?
  • How much will I receive once my claim is approved?
  • What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?


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