Framingham Social Security Disability Lawyer
When you find that you are no longer going to be able to support yourself due to your disabling condition, get in touch with a qualified Framingham Social Security Disability attorney who can help you obtain the benefits you’re entitled to.
Being diagnosed with a permanent disability is always life-changing. What’s most difficult in this day and age is figuring out how you’ll support yourself and your family if you are not going to be able to retain your position at work due to the extent of your disability.
Fortunately, this is where Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be a literal lifesaver. Your Framingham Social Security Disability lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC will help you through the SSD claim or appeals process so you can begin collecting your benefits as soon as possible.
How You Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is not easy. The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t provide SSD benefits to those with a short-term or partial disability. Your disability must be expected to keep you from working for at least a year in order to meet the requirements for SSD benefits. The SSA uses specific criteria to determine whether a disability qualifies.
The SSA provides your medical documentation to a panel of doctors who will review your history and issue a decision on your case. The goal is to demonstrate that not only will you no longer be able to retain your pre-disability position, but you will also not be able to work in any other field.
In addition, in order to be approved for SSD benefits, you will need to have minimal income to meet Supplemental Security Income (SSI) criteria or have contributed enough earnings to the system throughout your years of employment. If you’ve been working for years, you’ve more than likely already put enough money into the SSD system to be covered.
If your claim for SSD benefits is approved, the SSA will set a monthly benefit amount to be either mailed via check or directly deposited into your bank account. You are able to spend these funds however you see fit—the same way you would if you had been able to continue earning a paycheck.
What You Need to Know About Appeals
Many SSD claimants in Framingham and elsewhere will need to apply numerous times before they are approved. In fact, it is quite common for the SSA to deny claims, usually due to claimants exaggerating the extent of their disabilities, making errors in their applications, or failing to provide supporting medical documentation.
By correcting any errors or agreeing to a medical exam for you, an SSD lawyer in Framingham will likely be able to get your claim approved during the appeals process.
Because so many claims are denied and then eventually approved, it’s worth noting that the SSA may provide back pay of SSDI benefits to claimants who have had to wait for their approval.
Call a Framingham Social Security Disability Attorney
If you have recently been diagnosed with a disabling condition and will need SSD benefits in order to continue supporting yourself, get in touch with a qualified and experienced lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC. We can help you get your claim approved.
You can schedule your no-obligation case assessment with a Framingham Social Security Disability lawyer by completing the contact form below or by calling our office at 1-800-660-2270.