Cleveland Ohio Lawyer files Appeals for Social Security Disability and SSI Cases

Ohio Social Security Disability and Supplemental Income Attorney Patrick Merrick

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

When you apply for either program, social security administration will collect medical and other information from you and make a decision about whether or not you meet Social Security's definition of disability

  • You cannot do work that you did before;
  • Social Security Administration decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and 
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. 

If your application has recently been denied, the Internet Appeal is a starting point to request a review of the decision about your eligibility for disability benefits. If your application is denied for: 

  • Medical reasons, you can complete and submit the required Appeal Request and Appeal Disability Report online. The disability report asks you for updated information about your medical condition and any treatment, tests or doctor visits since we made our decision.
  • Non-medical reasons, you should contact your local Social Security Office to request the review. You also may call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to request an appeal. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778. 


Patrick Merrick Attorney at Law handles social security disability claims in throughout the entire state of Ohio. Typically, social security disability cases regularly involve back pain and neck pain, heart problems, and emotional and mental problems. On a regular basis  diagnoses such as heart failure, herniated disks, degenerative disk disease, arthritis, lupus, RSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety,  fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are approved for benefits.

When I represent you on your social security disability (SSD)  or supplemental security income (SSI) claim,  I will take care of the paperwork like filing appeals and filling out forms. I will  contact your doctors and hospitals to get information to support your social security disability case. 

In order to win most cases for social security disability(SSD)  or supplemental security income (SSI)  a claimant must have a hearing before a federal administrative law judge. If your case needs a hearing, I will meet with you before the hearing to fully prepare you for that hearing. I  will go to the hearing with you and  help you do the best presentation of your case to the judge.

In social security disability claims I do not get paid unless we help you obtain benefits.  If I do help you get benefits, I charge 25% of the benefits owed to you up to that time (your "back award").


Some of the typical claims for social security disability(SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) are:

Ruptured Disc
Multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders
Joint Replacement
Breathing Problems
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Pain
Heart Attacks
Liver Disease

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Areas of practice: Workers' compensation, (SSD) Social Security disability, (SSI) Supplemental Security Income, Personal injury, Medical Practice, Birth Injuries and Delivery Room Mistakes and more.
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