Social Security Disability Lawyers of MAINE
What is Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income?
Social Security Disability pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. People who meet the strict criteria for disability may be eligible for Disability Insurance benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or both. Disability Insurance Benefits are available to people who have worked and paid social security taxes for a certain amount of time. Supplemental Security Income is available to people with little or no income and few assets.
SSD Claims Frequently Get Denied. Allow Us to Advocate for You!
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is often a frustrating and time-consuming process. Many applicants are overwhelmed by the paperwork. Even legitimate claims frequently get denied. Over 60% of applicants are denied benefits at the initial stage of application, over 80% of those who appeal are denied at the reconsideration level. Given those odds, having an experienced SSD attorney or advocate to handle your application correctly from the start can be extremely beneficial.
We Can Help You With Your Social Security Disability Claim
The Law Office of Carl D. McCue, LLC has been handling Social Security disability claims for many years. We can help you provide detailed, comprehensive information and records to the Social Security Administration right from the start to ensure that your claim is processed efficiently. We can also manage paperwork, obtain medical opinions from your doctors, and prepare you and your witnesses for a hearing. We have prior experience with many of the Administrative Law Judges who hear claims in our region, and we can offer valuable guidance and advocacy at the hearing level.
McCue Law Office Will Be By Your Side
If you are already involved in the Social Security Disability claim process, you are probably aware of how arduous it is. In Maine, the time between the initial application and the first hearing can be up to nearly two years. At McCue Law we understand how disheartening it can be so we will maintain a high level of communication with you. We will do everything we can to help you know what to expect, answer any questions, and be right by your side during this process.
What Your Attorney Will Need From You
When you first meet with your attorney, please bring all Social Security papers, which might include denial notices, decision and appeal forms.
Additional information that will help the attorney and your case includes:
- Names, addresses, and phone numbers of the doctors you have seen
- A list of any prescription medication you are taking, which includes dosage and name of prescribing doctor.
- A list of your employment history over the preceding fifteen years, with a brief description of your job duties.