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Social Security Disability

New England Social Security Disability Attorneys: Offices in Manchester and Littleton, New Hampshire


New England Social Security Disability Attorneys: Social Security Practice Area: Patch, FitzGerald & Ward has experience and expertise in all aspects of Social Security Law Practice throughout New England including New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. Patch, FitzGerald & Ward has a proud history of fighting to protect the rights of injured or disabled people in our community. If you have recently become disabled and cannot work you need to understand your rights and responsibilities. Patch, FitzGerald & Ward has the experience and expertise to help you.

Generally speaking there are two programs that provide benefits to qualified individuals who are deemed disabled the law. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) paid to those who suffer from a disabling injury and/or disease that prevents them from working. Generally, to qualify for this program, the individual must have worked in recent years, usually 5 out of the last 10 years.

The supplemental Social Security Income Benefits (SSI) are paid to qualified individuals depending on certain income and asset limitations, regardless of whether the individual has worked in the past. There are also benefits available under this program for disabled children depending on the income of the children’s guardian. Our team can assist you in the following ways:

Do You need a Social Security Disability Attorney?

Our team understands the Social Security Disability application process and the regulations the Social Security Administration uses to review claims. We use our experience to prepare your application and work with your doctors to support your application.

If your original application is denied, you may need a hearing in order to be granted Social Security benefits. The hearing is informal and many may think they can easily represent themselves, but statistics have shown that people represented by an attorney have been successful more often than those without an attorney.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

We do not charge for our services unless you receive benefits. To pay attorney fees, the Social Security Administration will usually withhold 25% of past due benefits. Nothing will be withheld from your regular monthly checks after you receive benefits.

When should you contact an attorney?

The sooner the better. As your attorney, we will do more than just sit at a hearing and ask questions. There is much pre-hearing preparation, analysis and evidence gathering. We will also work with your doctors to explain the Social Security regulations and obtain a report. For these reasons, the earlier we begin working on your case, the better your chances are of receiving benefits.