Bill Higley, Attorney Since 1976
Former Attorney for
Social Security Administration
Initial Consultation - You Can't Afford to Wait!
represent claimants for Social Security Disability Benefits and
Supplemental Security Income at every stage of the proceedings from
the Application to Court.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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