Apply for Disability in Massachusetts
Have you recently been diagnosed with a disabling condition that will prevent you from earning a living? If so, you probably want to apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Massachusetts as soon as possible.
The effects of a disabling condition are enough to handle without having to worry about your financial state and how you will continue to support yourself and your family. Don’t delay. Read on to learn more about how you can obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve.
What Is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government-run program that provides financial support to those who have become disabled and are no longer able to earn an income.
To qualify for SSDI, you need to meet certain criteria, including working a specific period of time and meeting the Social Security Administration’s requirements to be considered disabled.
You need to have worked a minimum number of years because the program is funded by taxes taken out of paychecks. You can only collect benefits if you have contributed by having taxes taken out of your paychecks over the years.
Ways You Can Apply for Social Security Disability
There are several ways to apply for SSDI benefits in Massachusetts. The quickest way will be to submit your application online. With technology being what it is, your online application is more likely to be handled and either approved or rejected before an application has been mailed in.
Apart from filling out your application online or mailing it in paper form, it can be equally as efficient to apply for SSDI benefits over the phone with a professional who will ask you the questions and even give you an idea as to whether your claim will be approved in a timely manner. Discussing your case with a lawyer can ensure you have included the right evidence, and answered the questions in a thorough manner, improving your chances of your application being approved.
How a Lawyer Will Help Your Social Security Disability Case
While it is not required to work with a lawyer when filing your Social Security Disability Case, there are many reasons to consider doing so:
- Assist you in filling out your application accurately: An application that is filled out accurately has a better chance of being approved on the first filing.
- Determine why your claim was denied: If your claim was denied, you will need to consider why before filing an appeal.
- File your appeal: If your claim has been denied, you will have the right to file an appeal. The majority of Social Security Disability claims are initially denied. It should not be a surprise to you if you fall into this majority.
- Ensure timely payment: Even once you have been awarded SSDI benefits, it can take some time to receive them. Your lawyer will help you move the process along.
One of the most common reasons that people choose to work with an SSDI lawyer is to file an appeal. Most applications do not include enough details or documentation to be approved on the first filing. Fortunately, many denials can be overturned. Working with a lawyer, you can find out why your claim was denied, then file an appeal.
You can be approved for SSDI benefits if we are able to provide additional medical documentation that supports your diagnosed disability, supply further insight into the extent of your injuries, or adequately address any questions or concerns officials have about your request for SSDI benefits.
Contact a Boston Social Security Disability Lawyer
You could be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you are disabled and unable to financially support yourself due to your condition. If you’re prepared to apply for disability in Massachusetts but don’t understand the complex details involved, speak with a knowledgeable Boston Social Security Disability lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC as soon as possible.
You can schedule your free, no-obligation claim evaluation by completing the quick contact form below or giving our office a call directly at 1-800-660-2270.