Windham Disability Attorney

You’ve worked hard all your life, but are suddenly or gradually faced with a disability that leaves you unable to continue working. Social Security Disability is supposed to be there to help people in this kind of situation. But at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we know that Mainers with legitimate disabilities are sometimes denied benefits. If your claim was rejected, one of our attorneys can help. Since 1974, we’ve been helping people in Windham and throughout the state get the benefits they deserve.

We can help people who are eligible for disability benefits in many ways. From helping you file a claim to appealing a claim that has been denied, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need in your corner.

To learn more about how we can help you with your disability claim, call or contact us online for a free consultation.

Is it unusual for disability claims to be denied?

It’s not unusual at all. In fact, about two-thirds of initial claims for disability are rejected. The process can be very frustrating. You feel you are eligible to collect benefits, you apply, then receive a notice from the Social Security Administration informing you your claim has been rejected. But this is why it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Our Windham attorneys understand the laws and how the appeals process works. We help you build a strong case for benefits and move your claim forward.

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Why are claims for Social Security Disability denied?

There are number of reasons why the Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny your claim. One common reason is earning too much income (particularly when applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)). In some cases, the SSA may think that your disability isn’t very serious or that you will recover from it fairly quickly. In other cases, the SSA may reject a claim because of a lack of adequate documentation. We know how to help you fight back when your claim is rejected.

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What types of disabilities qualify for benefits?

In general, you are eligible for disability benefits if you have any physical or mental impairment that leaves you unable to work. The Social Security Administration has a long list of specific disabilities that are covered. However, to be eligible, you must have a permanent disability or a long-term impairment of a year or more.

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How can an attorney help me get disability benefits?

Someone may have told you a lawyer isn’t needed to apply for disability benefits. And technically, that is true. But the application process can be long and complicated. There is a lot of paperwork that all needs to be completed correctly, and medical documents and other personal information are also required. If you are not familiar with the process and make a mistake, it’s likely that your initial claim will be denied. Our attorneys are very familiar with the application process and what needs to be done. Having an experienced disability benefits lawyer working with you increases the chances of your claim being approved. And a lawyer can help you appeal if it is denied.

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