Social Security Lawyers

Lawyers - Social Security Law in Worcester, USA
Nicholas Ellis
Not every person with a disability qualifies for social security benefits; in fact, the social security definition of disability is quite strict. In order to qualify for social security disability, you must have a permanent disability that renders you unable to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months or result in death. The impairment must be severe and must prevent the worker from engaging in his or her previous work or any other substantial gainful activity which exists in the national economy. The determination of whether the worker is unable to perform other work includes a consideration of the worker’s residual functional capacity (“RFC”), age, education,
and previous work experience.

The SSA reads this definition of total disability very strictly. In fact, the majority of applications filed each year – as many as two-thirds – are initially denied by the SSA. Many people simply give up when this happens rather than face the challenging hurdles and obstacles required to navigate this huge government bureaucracy. We know how the system works, and we do what is necessary to get you your benefits in weeks rather than months, or in months rather than years. If your application is denied, we can take the following steps on your behalf:

  • Request for Reconsideration
  • Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
  • Request for Review with the Appeals Council
  • File Civil Suit in Federal District Court
  • File Appeal in Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Comprehensive Social Security Disability Lawyers
We can help you obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, which are available to disabled individuals with limited financial resources (you may also qualify for Medicare as well). In addition to helping you at every stage of the application review process, our attorneys can also pursue any personal injury civil case or workers' compensation claim that may be applicable to your situation. We are dedicated to maximizing your compensation through every available legal resource and focus our legal knowledge and abilities toward getting the job done. If you have been injured on the job or anywhere in the state of Massachusetts, contact Ellis & Associates for a free consultation regarding the compensation you may be entitled to.