Phone: (419) 246-5760

Bill Higley, Attorney Since 1976
Former Attorney for
Social Security Administration

Free Initial Consultation - You Can't Afford to Wait!

We represent claimants for Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income at every stage of the proceedings from the Application to Court.

One of our professional staff members will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork in processing your claim. I also appear with claimants at their hearings before Administrative Law Judges.

We obtain the necessary medical documentation to support your impairments and submit this information to the Social Security Administration.

When you hire us, we file the appropriate Social Security forms and appeal any further decisions SSA issues prior to having a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact our office at (419) 246-5760. My staff is experienced and knowledgeable about the procedures of Social Security Disability Claims and can answer most questions.

Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, you may leave a message on our voice mail 24 hours a day. Please keep all of your appointments with our office. If you need to make a cancellation,
please call us immediately so that we may reschedule.

Please contact our office upon receiving any letters or materials from the Social Security Administration. This would especially include any decisions SSA makes on your claim.

You will also need to keep my assistant who will be working on your claim, informed of any new medical treatment or new medical conditions that you are diagnosed with. This would include hospital stays and emergency room visits. When you are diagnosed with new conditions or your present impairments become worse, it is very important for us to let SSA know about these changes.

There may be times when we will need you to help us obtain copies of your medical, school or employment records

Steps in a Social Security or SSI Claim

  • If you file for Social Security Disability or SSI and receive a denial notice, you only have 60 days from the date on the notice to file a Request of Reconsideration.
  • You will need to file the reconsideration appeal paperwork before the 60 days expire. You may call our office upon receiving this or any other denial and our office staff will evaluate your claim, obtain information and inform you if we are able to assist you in appealing and pursing your claim on your behalf.
  • Upon filing reconsideration, it will take anywhere from a few to several months to receive a decision from SSA. If a denial is received, you again have only 60 days from the date on the notice of reconsideration to file a Request for Hearing. It can take several months before getting a hearing date and sometimes several months after the hearing to get a decision.
  • We are involved in claims at any stage of the Social Security process, whether it is after the initial application has been processed, after you receive the first denial or after subsequent denials. All you need to do is contact our office.

ABOUT US:

William E. Higley, II, graduated from the University of Toledo in 1975. He was an attorney-advisor for the Social Security Administration where he worked for A.L.J.'s who heard Social Security claims. He has been in practice for more than 20 years, successfully representing 1000's of claimants in Social Security cases. He is a member of the Toledo, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations, a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, as well as a member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Bob Masters is a highly skilled paralegal who joined The Higley Law Firm in 2010 after having graduated from the University of Toledo with an Associate Degree in Legal Assisting Technology, and then working as a paralegal for 14 years on Workers Compensation claims.

Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, you may leave a message on our voice mail 24 hours a day. Please keep all of your appointments with our office. If you need to make a cancellation, please call us immediately so that we may reschedule. For questions related to our web pages, please contact thehigleylawfirm@aol.com

 

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