An individual who has been unable to work for six months and is expected to be out of work for at least one year due to a disability is entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The disability can be from a physical condition, a mental condition or a combination of the two. When determining entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits in Massachusetts, all of an individual's medical conditions are considered to ascertain whether that person is able to engage in any form of gainful employment.
What Does Supplemental Security Income Provide For?
People applying for Social Security Disability benefits typically also apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits. These benefits provide money to the disabled individual based upon financial need and are paid in addition to Social Security Disability benefits or to those who are found to be disabled, but do not otherwise qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
People applying for Social Security Disability benefits may already be collecting benefits under workers' compensation or a short- or long-term disability insurance policy. If someone is found to also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the amount collected under one may affect the amount collected under the other, but the net effect is an increase in the total amount received.
An Attorney Experienced In Handling These Claims
Attorney Ira Yellin at The Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC is experienced in handing Social Security Disability claims and know what type of medical evidence is needed to meet the standards necessary to be found entitled to those benefits. They also know what questions to ask both of the claimant and of the expert witnesses in an appeal so that the administrative law judge has all of the facts most favorable to the claimant. Equally important, the attorney at The Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC is experienced in handling both Social Security Disability claims and workers' compensation claims so that they can best advise as to the inter-relationships of the two and how a settlement of the workers' compensation claim may increase the monthly amount received under Social Security Disability.
With offices conveniently located in Franklin, Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC, is readily available to assist you with your most urgent and pressing legal needs.
Contact A Social Security Disability Attorney For A Free Consultation
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, please call our Franklin office at 508-528-8885 or email The Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC today.