Disability FAQs and Resources for Applicants
At Marcotte Law Firm, our Lowell Disability Attorneys have handled hundreds, if not thousands of Social Security Disability claims with the Social Security Administration. This includes claims for Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") and Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") When you've handled this many cases, you see certain trends in terms of what kinds of questions people ask. Some questions are questions that revolve around whether that person will have a good chance of successfully getting disability benefits. Others revolve around the appeal process and how long it will take. Still more are most interested in what we will do as their lawyer and how much it will cost.
We decided to put together some information to answer some of the questions we get the most. Obviously, every situation is different. Even so, here is some information that applies to most people, regardless of their situation or where they are in the process of obtaining disability benefits.Social Security Disability FAQs
- Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
- Who is Eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
- What is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?
- Can I get Both SSDI and SSI Benefits?
- How Are My Benefits Determined?
- Do I Need an Attorney?
- How Does My Attorney Get Paid?
At Marcotte Law Firm, our team of experienced Lowell Disability Lawyers will do all they can to make the process of getting disability as quick and easy for you as possible. The most important part of that is being in constant contact with our clients. Unlike other "lawyers" you see on TV, our lawyers are local to Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. With our offices in Lowell, Andover, and Woburn, we pride ourselves with meeting our clients early in the process and working with them throughout the process. On the other hand, sometimes when you hire a lawyer from a big, national firm, you won't meet him or her until you show up for your hearing.Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers
Hiring an SSD Lawyer is an important decision. Making the right decision can be the difference between winning and losing. That's because a good lawyer does more than simply show up to the hearing. The experienced lawyer will spend time with the client to understand his or her condition. The experienced attorney will also make sure that the client has a plan for getting the medical treatment that they need. Most importantly, an experienced SSD lawyer will make sure that the medical and vocational evidence is sufficient to prove that the client is disabled and unable to work.
At Marcotte Law Firm, our SSD Attorneys have decades of experience representing clients applying for disability benefits. No matter where you are in the process, having a lawyer can make a difference. We represent clients at all stages of the process. We have clients who are still working but anticipate a disability ending their work life, and we also represent clients who want to hire a lawyer for an upcoming hearing at the Social Security office.
If you're applying for Disability benefits, call the Disability Lawyers at Marcotte Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation.