Cambridge Social Security Disability Lawyer
Have recently been diagnosed with a disabling condition that will render you unable to work? If so, contact a Cambridge Social Security Disability attorney.
Social Security Disability, or SSD, is a federal program designed to offer financial support to people who have been given a disability diagnosis that has impacted their ability to provide for themselves. When you aren’t sure how to obtain for the benefits you need to survive, call a qualified Cambridge Social Security Disability lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC.
To qualify for SSD, you must be able to prove that you are medically disabled. This is done by submitting documents to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and allowing a panel of physicians to review the medical records from your treating physician.
The SSA physicians will make a determination as to whether you are considered disabled under SSD guidelines. There are numerous qualifying conditions, but primarily, we must establish that your condition makes it impossible for you to continue to provide for yourself, whether in your pre-diagnosis position or through any other employer.
Additionally, you must have contributed enough work credits throughout the years to be considered for benefits or have an income so low that you’ll be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Your SSD lawyer in Cambridge can help you determine your eligibility.
What Your Benefits Cover
Once your Social Security Disability attorney in Cambridge has gotten you approved for SSD, you’ll begin receiving a predetermined amount of benefits each month. These benefits will come in the form of a check and are meant to replace the income you would have made if you had been able to work. You are able to spend your benefits as you see fit.
There are no limitations as to what you can purchase or where you can spend your money. However, keep in mind that the majority of SSD recipients will need to use their benefits to cover household expenses, such as the rent or a mortgage, utilities, groceries, vehicle payments, and other daily purchases.
Appealing a Denied Claim
It is not at all uncommon for people to need to apply for SSD benefits multiple times. Claims are denied quite frequently due to either mistakes in filing paperwork, a lack of supporting documentation, or the SSA physicians’ decision that you simply aren’t disabled “enough” to entitle you to benefits.
Every denied claim can be appealed. By providing necessary supporting documents and answering other concerns, or by requesting an independent medical exam that can provide additional medical records for review, we have the opportunity to reverse your denial.
For claims that have been denied but subsequently approved, you may be entitled to back payment of your SSD benefits from the date of your initial application. For those who wait years for approval, this back payment can come at the most critical of times and really make a difference in their standard of living.
Contact a Cambridge Social Security Disability Attorney
If you have filed a claim for SSD benefits and have further questions about your case, or if you are unsure of how to handle a denied claim, consult with a qualified lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC today.
You can schedule your free, no obligation claim evaluation with a Cambridge Social Security Disability lawyer by filling out the quick contact form we’ve provided below or by giving our office a call at 1-800-660-2270.