The Social Security Administration (SSA) has very strict rules and regulations about who can and cannot file for disability benefits. Only those who have a serious injury or illness which prevents them from working are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) and, even then, many claims are denied. Our firm knows the law and can help you fight for your right to receive disability benefits if you are unable to work!
The Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. understands the devastating effects that a serious injury or medical condition can have on your life. You should never have to suffer financially if you are unable to return to work because of an injury or disability that resulted from someone else's negligence. Call now at (508) 443-4864 to speak with a Worcester injury lawyer who can help you fight for compensation and guide you step by step through the SSD application process!
Our firm can guide you through each of the steps below to ensure that you have the best possible chance of obtaining the SSD benefits that you need.
From the very start, it is in your best interests to have a knowledgeable SSD lawyer by your side. Your attorney will know the law and your rights. He or she will be able to guide you as you apply for benefits and will be able to represent you in an appeal should your initial claim be denied.
Filing for Social Security Disability involves a lot of paperwork. The SSA requires the following information and forms:
While your claim is being processed, do not contact the SSA asking for a status update, because your application is not actually processed by the SSA. It is processed by the Disability Determination Services (DDS). You may be able to speak with the disability claims examiner to find out the status of your claim.
Between 60% and 70% of SSD claims are initially denied; however, about half of the claims that are appealed result in approval! Don't give up if your claim is denied the first time around. With help from a Social Security Disability lawyer, you can file an appeal and have your case reviewed in a hearing. You may still be able to have your denial reversed and begin receiving SSD benefits.
Act now if you have been injured or have fallen ill so that you are unable to return to work. The Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. can provide the legal counsel and representation that you need during the complex disability process. Call now at (508) 443-4864 to contact us and receive a free case evaluation!