Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Worcester & Boston

Since you began working, you have been paying into the American Social Security system. It helps retired and disabled Americans afford everything from rent to food. If you’ve been disabled for any reason and can no longer work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Jane Eden of Eden Rafferty is a well-renowned Social Security lawyer with decades of experience fighting for those who need Social Security benefits. She also lectures and writes on the subject frequently, and her work is featured in many reputable articles and magazines.

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Did you know that 70 percent of all applications are denied?

Applying for these benefits is easier said than done. The process is complicated and exact, and if you make any mistakes you could be denied the financial assistance that you so desperately need. 70% of applications are denied, and you cannot afford to be one of those applications. You need an experienced SSD lawyer on your side to guide you through the process and ensure that you get all the benefits you deserve and need.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI, is different from Social Security Disability benefits. SSI is for low-incomes residents of Massachusetts who for some reason do not qualify for Social Security Disability. It can be difficult to know if you or a loved one qualifies for SSI. And like SSD, the application process is difficult and confusing, and often weeds out those who need the benefits the most. Let Eden Rafferty help you navigate through this process and get the benefits you deserve.

Applying For Disability Benefits

The application process can be very complicated and difficult, and many who need the benefits are denied. To make sure that you aren’t one of these people, turn to Eden Rafferty for help applying for SSDI benefits. You need solid proof of your illness or disability, and you need to fill out the paperwork fully and on time. Any error, no matter how small, could get your valid claim rejected.

Appealing a Social Security Disability Denial

If you have been denied SSDI benefits, there is an appeal process that allows you to fight your rejection. The appeals process has strict deadlines that must be followed. You also need an airtight argument that shows exactly why you need the benefits. If you know that you deserve and need Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, Eden Rafferty can help you throughout the appeals process to get you a much better result.

Practice Areas

Appeals Process
Applying for Benefits
Bi-Polar Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Mental Health
Neurological Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

About Social Security

Frequently Asked Questions

You may think that qualifying for SSDI/SSI benefits is simple: You’re injured or disabled, so you must qualify.

But it’s almost never that simple.You must prove your disability and your need. And when applying for SSDI, you also have to show that you contributed to the Social Security system for a certain amount of time. In general, in order to qualify for SSI or SSDI you must be either:

  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • 65 or older
  • And have little income and resources

In order to qualify for SSDI, you have to have contributed to the social security system for a certain period of time. You also have to have a medical condition that Social Security considers disabling.

Some of the medical conditions that Social Security considers disabling are:

  • Cardiovascular issues like heart failure
  • Sensory issues like being hearing or vision impaired
  • Mental health disorders like depression, schizophrenia, or autism
  • Respiratory problems like COPd and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal issues like back injuries
  • Immune system problems like HIV/AIDS and lupus

The Social Security website has a list of common medical conditions that they consider disabling, but what if your condition isn’t on the list?

That’s ok.

Eden Rafferty can still help you qualify. To get benefits, you need to prove that your medical condition is too severe to allow you to work. You have to have a well-documented illness or condition and prove that it is severe. These cases are a little more complicated but with Eden Rafferty at your side, you should have no problem qualifying for the benefits you need!

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