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Social Security Disability Attorney

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Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, has a team of experienced Social Security disability lawyers who work diligently to protect the rights of our clients and help them obtain the disability benefits they need and deserve. With years of experience representing thousands of Social Security disability (SSD) claimants, we work with your doctors and our medical experts to obtain the appropriate medical evidence necessary to support your disability claim and build a compelling disability case that will be approved. Our attorneys work tirelessly to develop the strongest possible strategy to win your claim. We always tell our clients, “If you are denied, don’t give up.” Social Security denies many deserving and truly disabled claimants. At Marasco & Nesselbush, we will stand by your side and continue to appeal your claim until justice is done. We may even be able to expedite your claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you meet certain eligibility criteria.

Types of Benefits: SSDI & SSI

The Social Security Administration provides disability payments under two programs:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for people who have amassed a substantial work history before they became unable to work due to a disability. SSDI can provide monthly cash benefits, Medicare health insurance, and Medicare Part D prescription coverage to those who qualify. Some family benefits are possible, and claimants may receive retroactive benefits when they are approved for SSDI.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for people who have not worked substantially, for whatever reason: either they were not well enough to work, or they were taking care of children, etc. SSI can provide monthly cash benefits as well as Medicaid health benefits with prescription coverage to qualified individuals. Eligibility is linked to household income. Retroactive benefits are possible but only as of the month after application. There are no family benefits available through SSI.

The Social Security Administration has its own language that can be complicated and confusing. Our experienced legal team understands the terms, concepts, and definitions used by Social Security, and that’s why we are able to prove your claim and ensure you receive the correct amount of retroactive and monthly benefits.

Social Security Disability Benefits in High Demand

According to the SSA, a 20 year old worker has a 3 in 10 chance of becoming disabled before he or she reaches retirement age. Pursuing SSI or SSDI claims or an appeal without a lawyer can be risky and challenging; the vast majority of SSI and SSDI claims are not approved at the initial level of consideration. Having an experienced Social Security disability attorney can greatly enhance a claimant’s probability of success. The experienced attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush can make all the difference; they can make sure that your application includes extensive treatment records for qualifying physical and/or mental health conditions in addition to detailed and appropriate documentation of your history, symptoms, and functional limitations.

The SSA has specific criteria as to what constitutes a qualifying “disability,” and, as such, the application and appeals processes can appear very complex, technical, and demanding. We have decades of experience helping individuals with disabilities receive full SSD benefits, and we are well versed in the evidentiary requirements that make the difference between winning and losing / approval and rejection. You are not required to hire an attorney to apply for Social Security disability benefits, however, hiring a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who focuses in this field of law can greatly increase your chances of winning.

Our #1 Priority Is Always Our Clients

Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP is dedicated to economic, personal, and social justice for our clients. As disability attorneys, we have helped thousands of people with disabilities obtain the Social Security benefits they need and deserve. Our attorneys have dedicated their professional careers to securing SSI and SSDI for qualified claimants in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and all of New England. When we agree to represent you, we will worry about the deadlines, your medical records and making sure that you are evaluated by the appropriate specialists to optimize your chances of approval, so you can worry about your health. We will also appeal unfavorable decisions until a final resolution is reached, even if it means appealing all the way to the highest federal courts.

Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP is one of the region’s largest and most successful disability law firms. We have decades of experience.

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Please fill out a Free Case Evaluation form on this website to have someone from Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP call you back promptly, or call us today to discuss your disability claim. We have conveniently located offices throughout New England.

Rhode Island:

  • Providence and surrounding area: 401-274-7400
  • Warwick and Kent County: (401) 738-7700
  • Woonsocket and Northern Rhode Island: (401) 762-9800
  • Wakefield and South County: (401) 783-0000

Connecticut: (860) 443-7734
Boston and South Shore, Southeastern Massachusetts: (617) 773-8700
North Shore and Northeastern Massachusetts: (978) 988-8800

Helpful Numbers

Rhode Island Social Security Offices

Newport SSA 866-253-5607
Pawtucket SSA 866-931-7079
Providence SSA 877-335-4113
Warwick SSA 866-964-2038
Woonsocket SSA 877-229-3542

Connecticut Social Security Offices

New Haven SSA 866-331-5281
New London SSA 866-931-0157
Norwich SSA 888-482-3170
Willimantic SSA 877-405-0488

Massachusetts Social Security Offices

Attleboro SSA 888-655-6469
Boston ODAR 888-870-7573
Brockton SSA 888-717-1524
Cambridge SSA 800-772-1213
Lawrence SSA 877-669-3127
New Bedford SSA 866-964-7413
Quincy SSA 800-772-1213
Taunton SSA 877-505-4546
Worcester SSA 866-331-9069