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 Insurance

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 the 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.

What Your Social Security Disability Attorney Will Need From You

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.

Ways Your Social Security Attorney Can Improve Your Chances

Our Bangor disability lawyers understand the complex SSDI application process. While it is most likely your first time applying for Social Security Disability, we’ve helped many people just like you file successful applications. We know how to present your case in a way that clearly defines your disability, and we also assist in obtaining the necessary medical documentation to do so. 

If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, our disability lawyers can help you understand the legal criteria and whether or not you meet the requirements. When you work with a social security attorney from McCue Law Office in Bangor, the risk of your claim being rejected is greatly reduced.

Most Social Security Disability claims are denied, and if your claim is denied, you will be sent a notice of your denial, which will outline why your disability claim was denied and/or what evidence was missing. If you have already filed an SSDI claim and have been denied, your social security attorney will represent you at any necessary appeals, including reconsideration and hearing proceedings. 

These appeals can be overwhelming and challenging and having a lawyer at your side to advocate for you can make things run more smoothly and increase your chances of a successful appeal. A social security attorney may also be able to move your case forward, which can be critical for those in extreme financial need. Your Maine social security attorney will prepare you for the questioning process at the hearing, organize your evidence file, and represent you at the disability hearing.

Cost of Hiring A Social Security Disability Attorney

You may know that hiring a social security attorney can help your case, but be concerned over the cost. After all, lawyers are known for being expensive, and if you need to apply for SSDI benefits to make ends meet, wouldn’t hiring a disability lawyer be out of your price range? 

The good news is that when you work with McCue Law Office in Bangor, you can schedule a free consultation and understand your payment options upfront. Our law firm’s motto is “we don’t get paid until you do,” and our social security attorneys are compensated by receiving a percentage of your SSDI payments. We work on contingency fees, so it costs nothing to meet with us.

Every situation is unique, and we’d be more than happy to talk with you about our fees and pricing. Contact our Bangor law firm to learn more. 

McCue Law Office – Maine Social Security Disability Lawyers

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.