Rhode Island Social Security Disability Lawyer​

Applying for Social Security disability benefits in Rhode Island is not always straightforward, even for qualified persons. You can remove all the stress of the SSDI application process by working with a trusted Rhode Island Social Security attorney. Whether you’re just getting started or sending an appeal after a denial, our skilled lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush can fight for your rights and obtain the maximum allowable benefits you deserve.

How To Appeal A Denied Social Security Disability Claim

Disabled persons with denied SSD claims can appeal a denial within 60 days of receiving the response. Don’t give up if this appeal is unsuccessful. The SSD application process allows you to appeal on four levels:

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing before an administrative law judge
  • Appeals Council Review
  • Federal court

Our attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush go above and beyond to resolve your case successfully. We apply a personal approach with all our clients by understanding your plight, addressing your concerns, and keeping you updated on your claim’s progress. We will always ensure you understand every step we take to ensure you receive maximum benefits.

Contact Marasco & Nesselbush Rhode Island Social Security Disability Lawyers​

Don’t struggle through your SSDI application and appeals process alone. Marasco & Nesselbush, Rhode Island Social Security lawyers, can guide you through the process and gather more evidence to ensure your approval.

We will represent your case with integrity, intelligence, passion, and decades of expertise. Our record of past successful case results and satisfied clients make us one of Rhode Island’s top social security disability law firms. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can protect your rights. We have offices conveniently located in Warwick, Wakefield, Woonsocket, and Providence and are here to help you.


How Long Does the Social Security Administration Take To Decide on a Social Security Disability Claim?

It takes approximately three to five months for the SSA to decide on your Social Security Disability claim. However, this period might be longer or shorter depending on the sufficiency of your medical records and other documents crucial for the process.

When Is the Deadline to File for SSDI?

There are no SSDI deadlines for filing a disability benefits claim. However, our Social Security disability lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush recommend starting the process as soon as you receive a diagnosis or the first day you cannot work because of the disability. Waiting too long to apply makes pertinent medical information outdated and may cost you some of the benefits you’re entitled to.
There are also deadlines for appeals at each level, so contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have received a denial.

How Much Can I Receive for SSDI?

The amount you can receive for SSD depends on the type of disability and the amount from your earnings paid to the SSA before the disability. The higher your earnings, the higher the amount of SSDI you qualify for.

The maximum monthly amount you can receive for Supplemental Security Income as of January 1, 2023, is $1,371 for a couple, $914 for an individual, and $458 for certain essential persons. Some states, including Rhode Island, provide supplemental income in addition to these SSI benefits, which means your benefits might be higher.

Can You Get Both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Yes, you could be eligible for SSDI and SSI benefits if you meet the set requirements for both programs. This situation is known as “concurrent benefits.” Speak with a Marasco & Nesselbush Social Security disability lawyer in Rhode Island to determine whether you qualify for both programs and how to file claims correctly.

Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits if You Are Working?

You can still receive SSD benefits while working, but the amount may reduce or stop altogether depending on how much you can work.

For SSI, the reduction starts after you earn at least $85 a month. For SSDI, you’ll have a trial work period where your earnings are affected if you work for at least nine non-consecutive months during a rolling 60-month period. There’s also an additional 36-month extended eligibility period where you can still receive benefits for those months you make less than $1,070.

Can You Receive Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation?

Disabled workers who get injured on the job can receive both SSD and workers’ compensation benefits if they meet the criteria. However, if you qualify for both, the total amount you receive cannot exceed 80 percent of your salary before the disability.

Can Veterans Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you sustained a disability while serving the country and received an honorable discharge, you may be eligible for certain veteran disability benefits through the Veterans Administration. These benefits include disability compensation, Special Monthly Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. A Social Security disability lawyer will evaluate your circumstances to tell you which benefits you qualify for and how to apply for them.

What Is the Compassionate Allowances Program?

The Compassionate Allowances program allows disabled persons with certain serious and fatal conditions to receive Social Security benefits in a few weeks instead of months. For you to qualify for SSD compassionate allowances, your medical records must be up to date and your application comprehensive enough to prove eligibility.

Can Children Receive Social Security Benefits?

Disabled children under the age of 18 years may receive Social Security disability benefits if they meet the set criteria. The disability must cause severe functional limitations for 12 consecutive months. In addition, there are individual and household income limitations to receive SSI for children.

What Are Survivor Benefits?

Survivor benefits are payable to spouses, children, or parents of people who worked long enough to qualify for SSDI benefits before their death. If your loved one has passed, consult with a Social Security disability Lawyer at Marasco & Nesselbush to determine if you’re eligible for Survivor benefits and how to initiate the process.

Are There Any Additional Social Security Disability Benefits for Families?

Since a disability also affects your family members’ well-being, the Social Security Administration offers additional individual benefits for spouses, divorced spouses, and children. The amount of SSD family benefits each member can receive depends on the qualifying person’s rates and the number of members who qualify.

How Much Does a Social Security Lawyer Cost?

At Marasco & Nesselbush, we only charge you for your Social Security claim once you’re approved and receive benefits. Our attorney fee is only a one-time 25 percent deduction from your initial benefits or back-due benefits, after which you’re not obligated to us anymore. We also offer free online or in-person consultations so you can learn about your case before committing.

Can a Social Security Lawyer Help Me if I Have Already Been Denied SSDI or SSI Benefits?

It’s never too late to hire an attorney, even if your application for SSDI or SSI benefits has already been denied. The Social Security lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush will determine the reasons for your denial and develop a solid strategy that proves why you deserve disability benefits.

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