Portland Disability Attorney
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein includes a team of disability attorneys who provide experienced representation for disabled people in Portland, Maine. We meet with clients in our Portland office at 5 Moulton Street, P.O. Box 4686. Like all of our offices in Maine, our Portland location is accessible to people using wheelchairs. If you can’t come to us, call us and tell us about your situation. We may be able to come to you.
We know Portland, Maine. And we believe the city knows us. Joe Bornstein grew up here and was educated in the public schools. You might know us by the Time and Temperature building located downtown. We are the “Joe” referred to in the flashing sign “CALL” and then “JOE.”
In addition to being a law firm that has become part of the fabric of Portland, we are staffed with attorneys who are well versed in state and federal laws and know how to get results. If you call us about seeking disability benefits, we will listen to you and discuss your options. We help Mainers facing a range of issues with their disability claim, from questions on whether they’re eligible to file to how to deal with a claim that has been denied.
Disability attorney in Portland – Frequently asked questions
- How do I know if my disability qualifies for benefits?
- When should I apply for benefits?
- What evidence do I need to support my claim?
- What are the benefits of working with an attorney?
The Social Security Administration, which administers a benefits program called Social Security Disability Insurance, has a definition of disability. To qualify, you must have medical or psychological impairment.
If you have a disability that means you cannot work, you should apply for benefits as soon as possible. The SSA is a big bureaucracy. Your claim may take a long time to process. By getting started early, you are that much closer to getting benefits.
Medical forms and statements from your doctor. The government will want to see records from your doctors and any other medical evidence. By submitting accurate and complete records, you improve your chances of getting approved for benefits.
You can go through the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income (a program for people with little or no income) on your own. In about two thirds of cases, the claims are denied. Statistics have found that working with a disability attorney increases the chances of securing benefits. And you don’t have to worry about putting any money up front. That’s because the disability attorneys at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein work on a contingency fee basis. We only collect a percentage of the back pay if the claim is approved.