Bangor Disability Attorney
You’re dealing with a disability. You might have been employed in Bangor, Maine for years and in a moment’s notice you are unable to work anymore. Or maybe your disability has developed over time. In either case, you should not hesitate to speak with the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. We are disability attorneys who fight aggressively to help people in Bangor and throughout the state obtain benefits.
Whether you are looking for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income, you will feel confident knowing you have a law firm that has been representing clients for more than over 40 years.
Q&A with a Bangor disability attorney
- What types of disability claims do you handle?
- Can you help if my claim was denied?
- How much does your law firm charge?
We represent people facing disabilities that have affected their ability to work. If you’ve been working for a certain amount of time and have a physical or mental impairment that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition, you may qualify for benefits through the government’s Social Security Disability Insurance program. If you haven’t worked long enough or your child is disabled, you may be entitled to payments through the Social Security Income program. You must have very little income and your total assets must not exceed a certain amount.
Yes. While you don’t have to hire an attorney for a denied claim, statistics show that people with representation have a better chance of winning their cases. You may double the chance of winning in an appeal of your denied claim. That’s why you shouldn’t give up if you don’t get the result you expected from the government. We may be able to help you win on appeal. Even if the first reconsideration of your claim is denied, we can continue to file appeals on your behalf and work to build a stronger case for your disability benefits.
We start by offering a free consultation where you can hear from us and ask questions. If you are represented by us, you won’t have to pay anything up front. We take disability cases on a contingency fee basis. If we are successful in helping you obtain benefits, we will submit a fee agreement to Social Security. If the agency approves the agreement, we will receive a portion of your back pay. The agreement can be negotiated but cannot exceed $6,000 or one-quarter of your back pay (but no more than $6,000).