The Process of Applying for Social Security Disability
A Favorable Verdict Often Requires Three Successive Steps
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is often a three-step process. An experienced attorney can offer the guidance that you need to understand and navigate the legal system. If you've been seriously injured on the job in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont, Brooks Law can help you secure the Social Security benefits that you need.
Here's how the process works:
- Initial application — Can be submitted online, over the phone, at your local Social Security office, or by your attorney.
- Reconsideration — Most initial applications are denied, at which point your attorney can file an appeal for reconsideration.
- Hearing — If benefits are denied a second time, as they often are, your attorney can now appeal for a hearing to take place before a judge.
At the hearing, your case will be reviewed a third time, but the judge is not bound to uphold any of the prior rulings. You will give personal testimony regarding the nature of your injuries and their impact on your ability to work. Your chances of securing a favorable ruling increase significantly when you have a knowledgeable and experienced advocate by your side — which is precisely what you'll find at Brooks Law.
Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Medford
Assisting injured individuals in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, Brooks Law can service clients anywhere in rural New England. Wherever you live, we'll find a convenient location close to your home for a free consultation. If you're eligible for Social Security benefits, you can secure our services without having to pay anything up front. Our contingency based pricing model means you don't pay anything unless you receive compensation.