Social Security Disability Attorneys Serving People Throughout Massachusetts
Social Security disability is an important safety net available to individuals who have a physical or mental disability that prevents them from being able to return to work. If you have paid Social Security taxes, you may be entitled to Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). SSDI can provide you with monthly benefits and ongoing medical care if you are no longer able to work due to your disability.
It is common to be denied Social Security disability benefits on the first application. Do not give up. Contact the Keches Law Group and talk to a lawyer experienced with Social Security disability claims. We can help you prepare all the necessary paperwork and information related to Social Security disability benefits. Our lawyers work with medical specialists who can document your disability and offer testimony on your behalf.
If you have questions concerning disability benefits, who qualifies and whether you can return to work, you are always welcome to call the attorneys at the Keches Law Group. We represent clients primarily in the greater Boston area but can help clients pursuing SSDI anywhere in the USA.
How does SSA determine if you are eligible for benefits?
The Social Security Administration considers your age, education, past work experience, and your medical condition. You must be able to show that you are disabled from all employment or that you expect to be disabled for 12 months or longer. You must also have paid into the Social Security system for a sufficient amount of time to be eligible for these benefits.
You should file for benefits as soon as you realize that you are disabled. Be sure you provide accurate information about the date when your disability from work began. In addition, you will be required to give the Social Security Administration the names and addresses of all physicians and medical providers who have treated you.
If your application is denied, your lawyer can help you through the appeals process
If your application is denied (and most are), you should promptly notify your attorney so that an appeal, called a Request for Reconsideration, can be filed in a timely manner. After the Request for Reconsideration is filed, the Social Security Administration will take a second look at your eligibility for disability benefits. At this time, additional evidence may be presented. If you are denied at this stage, your attorney can assist you in filing a Request for Hearing, which must be filed within 60 days of the notice of denial.
At the hearing, you will be required to appear and testify before an administrative law judge who will make a decision. If the decision is in your favor, you are entitled to monthly disability benefits according to Social Security rules and regulations. If you are receiving workers’ compensation or some other form of public disability benefits, your Social Security disability benefits may be affected.
The Social Security disability claims process is complicated and confusing
You do not have to do this alone. The experienced attorneys from the Keches Law Group, P.C. can guide you through the process and make sure your rights are protected. Contact us for a free consultation. There is no obligation.
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