Social Security Disability

Seeking Fair Compensation: Understanding Social Security Benefits while Living with a Disability

Did you know that nearly 90% of all Social Security Disability (SSDI) claims are denied the first time around? The Social Security Administration (the federal agency responsible for reviewing claims and administering benefits) estimates that an employment-altering disability will affect about 30% of the population prior to retirement. There is a strong disconnect among these statistics, and that's why you need the due diligence of Attorney Marc Levy to help you navigate and understand the law's intricacies.

Social Security Disability exists to help those who are unable to work due to a disability or illness. Applying for benefits can be a confusing and tedious process. When you work with Attorney Levy, he can guide you through every step of the process. From gathering all necessary documentation showing proof of your disability or illness, to submitting all of the paperwork to the right agencies, he can ensure your claim is complete, submitted on time, and contains strong evidence that shows you as a qualified applicant for federal benefits.

Attorney Levy focuses on all aspects related to Social Security Disability, including, but not limited to:

  • Determining disabilities
  • Qualifying physical disabilities and mental disorders (partial or short-term disabilities do not qualify; terminal illnesses qualify)
  • Navigating through the SSI and SSDI process
  • SSI and SSDI appeals of claims denied

You are required to meet certain eligibility requirements before your claim is approved. Those can include

  • Showing disabled status for a year or more
  • Showing an active work history prior to becoming disabled (active employment means showing you were working for at least five of the 10 years prior to your disability, or cumulatively for two)

What looks straightforward on the surface can often be full of nuances underneath. This statement is as true of the legal system as it is of the Social Security Disability benefits application process. Getting benefits approved relies entirely on the burden of proof presented in each individual case.

Enlisting the help of a good lawyer could be the difference between receiving full benefits, and not receiving them at all. Don't leave this in question. Contact Attorney Marc Levy, if you live in and around the Boston Metro West area. He has helped workers in need, like you, secure deserved disability benefits for over a decade.