Answering Your Social Security Disability Questions
The process for obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be lengthy, confusing and demoralizing. Having an experienced advocate on your side can make all the difference. In New Hampshire and Massachusetts, you can turn to the Law Office of Darlene M. Daniele for answers to your questions and compassionate representation.
How long does the Social Security Disability claims process take?
Every case is different. Some claims can be approved in a matter of weeks or months while others drag on before being approved or denied. The best thing you can do to improve your chance of an efficient process is have an experienced attorney on your side who understands the ins and outs of the Social Security system. At our firm, you can rely on attorney Darlene Daniele and her staff to lend a listening ear and skillfully guide your claim through every phase of the process. Our goal is to demystify this process and make sure you get the full SSD benefits you deserve.
How do I prove my disability?
You must have a valid disabling condition to qualify for SSD benefits. A disabling condition can be physical in nature such as heart disease or a back injury. Psychological conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder can also qualify for SSD benefits. Sometimes a combination of physical conditions and psychological conditions can also make you disabled. Your attorney at the Law Office of Darlene M. Daniele will gather evidence such as your medical records and employment records to demonstrate your conditions and how your conditions affect your ability to work. This gathering of evidence will also lay the groundwork for a hearing in the event your initial claim is denied.
My claim has been denied. What can I do?
You have a valid reason to pursue SSD benefits and this does not have to be the end of your claim. Once your claim is denied, the next step is undertaking a reconsideration process and, then, if denied, request a hearing. It is extremely important that you file your appeal by the deadline included in the decision. Your attorney can gather all necessary evidence and documentation, and make sure you have what you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed with your appeal.