Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a benefit program administered by the United States government. The program is payroll tax-funded, and is managed by the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits are designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically or mentally restricted in their ability to be employed because of a notable disability. SSDI can be supplied on either a temporary or permanent basis, dependent upon whether the person's disability is temporary or permanent.

Carney Law Firm has been successfully obtaining Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits for denied claimants for over 25 years. Unlike many other law firms that represent SSDI claimants, Carney Law Firm is not a high volume case file firm. That means that you deal directly with the attorney handling your case, and your calls are returned promptly. When you contact Carney Law Firm for SSDI claim representation, your initial consultation is free, and you will be meeting face to face with an attorney, not an office assistant or paralegal.

There are many types of injuries, illnesses and health conditions that can prevent you from doing your job and allow you to collect Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. Among the many include: orthopedic injuries to shoulders, knees, back, hip, ankles, feet or arms that may prevent you from doing your job, chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder or bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue disorders, depression, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome.

In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you generally must have worked for five (5) out of the past ten (10) years (or, twenty (20) out of the past forty (40) work quarters). If you do not possess enough work credits to obtain benefits, the seriousness of your disability will not be considered. Your disability from work must be expected to last for at least twelve (12) months from the date of the onset of disability in order to qualify for benefits.

The Social Security Administration gives great weight to the medical and disability opinions offered by your treating doctor; however, will not give great weight to a treating doctor if it is obvious to the Administration that the doctor was chosen after “doctor shopping.” Thus it is important to choose a credible treating doctor who will document your health condition and the physical restrictions caused by your health conditions in order to successfully obtain benefits.

Due to the recent downturn in the U.S. economy, and the subsequent increase in claims for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been overwhelmed with claims. There simply are not enough government resources available to devote to processing the number of claims filed in recent years. This has resulted in many legitimately disabled persons to be denied SSDI benefits. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits you should contact our Social Security Disability (SSDI) attorneys by calling us at 617-426-9797, toll free at 800-640-2667 or by filling out our free disability claim evaluation form. There are absolutely no upfront or out of pocket costs associated with hiring an attorney to represent you in a Social Security Disability claim. If we are successful in obtaining benefits, our attorney’s fees are 25% of any retroactive (past due) benefits paid to you, up to a maximum of $6,000.00. By law attorneys are not allowed to take a fee on any future benefits awarded to you by the Administration.

For more Information on Social Security Disability (SSDI) claims, please visit our Social Security Frequently Asked Questions Page.

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