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Social Security Disability Lawyers Bangor
Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits is not something that can easily be done for the common person. You must be disabled under the SSA requirements and file your paperwork correctly.
At McCue Law Office in Bangor, we have the experience to get you the benefits you deserve! We operate on contingency fees, which means it costs nothing to meet with us! Contact our office today for a free consultation with one of our social security disability attorneys!
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.
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is often a frustrating and time-consuming process. Many applicants are overwhelmed by the paperwork and even legitimate claims frequently get denied. Over 60% of applicants are denied benefits at the initial stage of application, and over 80% of those who appeal are denied at the reconsideration level.
Given those odds, having an experienced social security disability 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
McCue Law Office has been handling Social Security disability claims for many years. Our Bangor law firm 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. Contact us today to get started.
When you first meet with your social security disability 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.
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 the process can be, so we maintain a high level of communication with our clients. 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.