Worcester Mental Health Disability Lawyer
Westborough Social Security Disability Attorney
If you or a loved one in your family is no longer able to work because of an emotional disorder or mental illness, there may be Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits available for the individual or family.
SSDI is not a welfare program. In fact, people are only eligible to collect benefits if they have contributed to the Social Security tax system through payroll deduction or direct deposit within the past 10 years. SSDI benefits are not just for physical disabilities from injuries or illness. There is a wide range of severe mental and emotional disabilities that qualify for benefits, including:
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder, major depressive disorders
- Short- and long-term memory loss
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Neurological disorders
- Schizophrenia, anxiety and mood disorders
- Drug, substance abuse and alcohol-related disabilities
We Handle Everything About Your Claim. Everything.
Eden Rafferty has been helping individuals with mental and emotional disabilities qualify for Social Security Insurance benefits for nearly two decades. Our lawyers and legal staff know what the local boards require, and we work aggressively and persistently to move your claim successfully through the system.
We have successfully helped disabled people at all levels of application and review. Founding partners Jane Eden, has earned recognition for winning SSDI benefits for clients with mental health disabilities and lectures frequently on Social Security Disability law. She has also written many articles on the subject.
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must show that you are unable to work for a minimum of 12 months. But you do not have to wait one year before beginning the application process. As soon as you know you cannot return to work because of your disability, talk to us. We will begin the process immediately.
Filing a successful SSDI claim shouldn’t be complex and frustrating, but unfortunately, it usually is. Statistics indicate that as high as 80 percent of all first-time claimants are rejected. Sometimes, the disorder or mental illness is not treated as a qualifying disability. Often, though, the requirements for record-keeping, medical treatment and employment are so complex that an inexperienced claimant runs into a brick wall of forms, regulations and rules.
We offer a free consultation to give you an honest assessment of your SSDI claim. We will not let you down with empty promises and false expectations. If we do not think you have a legitimate chance to obtain benefits, we will tell you honestly.
Worcester Mental Health Disability Attorneys With a Record of Success
From our offices in Worcester, we represent SSDI claimants throughout the MetroWest region and central Massachusetts. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.