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Social Security Disability

A Social Security Disability lawyer in Maine who will fight for you

Most people pay into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program throughout their entire working lives. If they suffer a disabling injury or illness, it may come as a shock when their valid SSDI claims are denied. They might want to give up in frustration. Don’t give up! Call Joe today. Your chances of getting the benefits you need and deserve are better than you think.

Keep in mind that it's very common for a Social Security Disability claim to be denied. A Social Security Disability lawyer in Maine will help you through the process. Contact the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. Our attorneys serve clients with disabilities and medical conditions throughout Maine, including Sanford, Biddeford, Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Bangor and elsewhere.

A closer look at Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration receives more than 2.5 million applications for Social Security Disability benefits each year, and denies benefits for most of the initial applicants. When you have a skilled disability lawyer working on your behalf, you don’t have to worry about dealing with the government. We can navigate the system for you.

The U.S. Social Security Disability Insurance system protects all workers until their full retirement age against loss of earnings due to disability. People who have little or no income and certain disabilities, or who are aged, may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a separate government program.

Qualifying for SSDI

In order to qualify for benefits, you generally must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security (usually five out of the last 10 years) and currently have a permanent condition that has lasted for a minimum of one year.

There are many types of disabilities that may make people eligible for benefits. A disability, however, is not a guarantee that the government will approve an application. You may make mistakes on your application, or you may have not properly documented your disability or medical condition.

More than half of all initial stage applications are turned down, meaning most people need to appeal their denied claims. If your claim was rejected, you will need to put together proper paperwork and file your request for a “reconsideration” in a timely manner. Our attorneys can handle the details of your appeal, so you can focus on your health and your family.

We can review your application and make sure you have the proof of your disability or medical condition. We have experience presenting solid and persuasive claims to the government. To learn more, please visit our pages “Involving an Attorney” and “What Your Attorney Will Need From You.”

Contact our Maine law firm about your Social Security Disability claim

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced attorneys today for a free initial consultation. Contact the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein if you are looking for a Maine disability attorney who puts people first. There is no obligation. Call 1-877-294-6813 to learn how we can help you.