Augusta Disability Attorney

You've might have worked hard for decades to earn your paycheck.  If you suddenly or even gradually find that you have some kind of disability and cannot work, you may need to file a Social Security Disability claim. But our Augusta, Maine attorneys at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein understand that the government often denies claims from Mainers who have legitimate disabilities. If you submitted an application for disability benefits and your claim was rejected, we want to hear from you.  Our disability attorneys have decades of experience helping clients in Augusta and throughout Maine obtain justice in their disability claims.

From our office 285 State Street in Augusta, we work on behalf of clients who have seen their claims denied by the Social Security Administration. We also may be able to help you get started with your disability application. For a free consultation, call us, visit our office or complete the contact form on this page.

What if I don't work? Am I still entitled to disability benefits?

Yes. You may be entitled to benefits through the Supplemental Security Income program. While the government's Social Security Disability Insurance program provides assistance for people who have worked in certain jobs covered by Social Security for a certain amount of time, the SSI program is geared toward people who have never worked or haven't worked in recent years. This program helps support disabled adults and children with disabilities.

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How do I get benefits?

If you're applying for SSDI, you will need to either go to a Social Security office or apply online or by phone. If applying for SSI for you or your child, you cannot complete the process online. You will need to set up an appointment with a local Social Security office.

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How frequently do people's applications get rejected?

It's not unusual for your initial claim for disability to be denied. You might receive a denial notice from the Social Security Administration with an explanation. While you might feel frustrated, we encourage you not to give up. Keep in mind that about two thirds of initial claims are rejected. You can ask for a reconsideration of your claim. This is where an Augusta attorney can help. We understand the laws and are deeply familiar with how the appeals process works. An attorney can be your voice and help you construct a solid claim that is designed to result in approval.

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The disability process can be complicated and you may have additional questions. We are here for you. Talk to us today. Schedule an appointment today. Your consultation is free and confidential.

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