Tyngsboro, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a very personal process. The Social Security Administration will go through your medical records in great detail, including every mention of your mental and physical health. Because of the intimate nature of these records, having a Disability Lawyer that's local to Tyngsboro is important. Instead of hiring a national Disability Firm, staying local with your claim will get you a personalized and individual approach that's appropriate for your particular situation.How do I Know if I'm Disabled?
Being disabled means that you are unable to perform substantial gainful employment. Since everyone is different, two people with the same diagnosis might not have the same results. In other words, a condition that disables one person might not disable another. This can be due to a multitude of factors such as age, work history, education, and comorbidities.
However, there are certain "listings" that are general guidelines for determining if a person is disabled. These are based on a combination of age and diagnosis. This is why age is one of the most important factors in a SSD claim, as the older you are, the harder it is for you to be able to be re-trained in a new field.What Benefits Are Available?
There are many factors that determine how much your disability payment will be every month. First, it will depend on which program you get benefits from. If you are getting SSD benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), your payment will be based off your earnings in the 10 years prior to the onset of your disability. This means that someone who worked consistently throughout those 10 years and had significant earnings will get a higher disability check than someone who only worked part time at a low hourly wage.
On the other hand, if you are getting Disability benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, your benefits will not vary on account of how much you earned before, but will be limited by any earnings you receive after getting benefits and other federal or local benefits. If two spouses are both receiving SSi benefits, disability payments are capped at less than what the two individuals would get separately.Local Tyngsboro Social Security Disability Attorneys
At Marcotte Law Firm, we are a local Disability Law Firm. With offices in Lowell, Andover, and Woburn, we take pride in representing people in Tyngsboro and across the Merrimack Valley. Because we are local Disability Attorneys, we are accessible for our clients. We meet with them early and often so that we can work together and give you the best chance of successfully obtaining SSD benefits.
Whether you are thinking about applying for Disability or have already been denied multiple times along the way, the SSD Attorneys at Marcotte Law Firm are available and willing to help you along the way.
Call the Tyngsboro Disability Attorneys at Marcotte Law Firm for a free ,no obligation consultation. With Disability claims, there is no fee unless we get you benefits.