When you are disabled from illness or injury, you may no longer be able to bring home a paycheck at a time when you have new expenses for your medical and nursing care.
For those with a disabling injury or condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides federal disability income. While these benefits are considered entitlements, applicants must often fight for them. The application and appeals process can be confusing, frustrating and full of long waiting periods and multiple levels of appeals.
Do not give up. The New Hampshire law firm of Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. is ready to assist you with your Social Security Disability claim. As one of the most highly respected Social Security advocates in the region, New Hampshire Attorney D. Lance Tillinghast has impressive legal credentials and a track record of success in his tireless fight for the injured and disabled. In fact, he is the only attorney in New England to hold a National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in Social Security Disability. Attorney Laurie Smith Young also sends strong advocacy to those seeking Social Security Disability benefits.
Sadly, the SSA receives millions of first-time disability claims every year, and denies most of them due to technicalities. Perhaps the claimant filled the forms out incorrectly or failed to provide sufficient medical evidence. They may not see your disability on their approved list of disabling diseases, or maybe your disability is the result of multiple conditions.
Eligibility often hinges on complex rules and criteria, including whether the claimant cannot perform his or her current job or any other job and whether the disability will last longer than one year. The initial denial opens the door to a lengthy appeals process including Reconsideration, Administrative Hearings, Appeals Council reviews and federal court.