Social Security Lawyer

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. We serve Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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For more than 20 years, Marasco & Nesselbush has provided trusted legal care for clients who have suffered life-altering injuries.
The Marasco & Nesselbush Social Security disability attorneys are devoted to providing clients with the skilled legal representation they need. Our attorneys help clients resolve complex matter relating to Social Security disability benefits. We will:

  • Work with your medical providers collecting and evaluating medical and legal evidence of your disability

  • Help you complete the application or appeal process

  • Review your case to determine if you qualify for an expediated decision

  • Fight for your rights at your hearing

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Types of Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration provides disability payments under two programs:

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability payments under two programs:
    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for people who have amassed a work history before becoming unable to work due to an injury or disability. SSDI can provide monthly income 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 income 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.

Learn more about the difference between SSDI and SSI.

The Social Security Administration has its own language that can be complicated and confusing. Clients trust Marasco & Nesselbush’s Social Security disability attorneys to navigate and lead them through the complex application process to assure the best possible outcome. Our experienced legal team understands the terms, concepts, and definitions used by the Social Security Administration, and that’s why we are able to prove clients’ claims and ensure they receive the correct amount of retroactive and monthly benefits.

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"For anyone who is really looking for a team of Attorneys that will fight for you every second of the way, this here is the team you want and need in your corner. Attorney Ryan Kelley and his team helped me through such a difficult time after my accident. The stress of thinking what happens next was lifted off my shoulders.

Communication is key for me, and my M&N team was on point with the level of communication they provided. The get-well cards and flowers after surgery were just a special touch that brightened my day. I wasn't treated like another number or another case, they really made me feel like family. They really care for you and your wellbeing. Words will never express but I will forever be grateful for all they have done for me. Thank you !!!!!"
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I've felt comfortable and have built trust with them. They work hard and it shows. I am super thankful to have worked with them.

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I love this law firm! My lawyer was compassionate, kind and understanding during a very difficult time.

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They have been absolutely wonderful throughout my case-with a mix of professionalism and friendship all in one.

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 SSD 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.

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits In High Demand?
What Is The Benefit Of Hiring A Social Security Disability Attorney?
How much do I have to pay?
Is there any other helpful resources?

Are Social Security Disability Benefits In High Demand?

Are Social Security Disability Benefits In High Demand?
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a 20-year-old worker has a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled before he or she reaches retirement age.

The SSA has specific criteria as to what constitutes a qualifying “disability.” This means that the application and appeals processes can appear very complex, technical, and demanding. We have decades of experience helping individuals with disabilities receive full SSDI benefits, and we are well versed in the evidentiary requirements that make the difference between winning and losing, and approval versus rejection.

You are not required to hire an attorney to find out how 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.

What Is The Benefit Of Hiring A Social Security Disability Attorney?

Our law firm’s Social Security disability practice group is extremely helpful and successful in obtaining Social Security benefits for claimants with disabilities. They 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. National statistics show that claimants with legal representation have a substantially greater likelihood of receiving an award of disability benefits than claimants who proceed without an attorney.

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Applying for Social Security Disability benefits without an attorney can be a difficult, daunting, and overwhelming process. A missed deadline may mean that you have to start the process over again. A missed deadline or unfavorable decision after your “date last insured” has expired may mean that you are forever precluded from applying again. Do not let this happen to you. Don’t become a victim of the system.

The skilled Rhode Island personal injury lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush can and will guide your way during the application and appeal processes. Whether you live in RI, MA, or CT, the Marasco & Nesselbush teamhas developed effective strategies to obtain important medical opinion evidence to support your disability claim. When we represent you, we will communicate with your physician(s) to obtain helpful medical and legal evidence of your disability. Over the years, we have developed valuable physician questionnaires to enable your doctor(s) to meaningfully and easily support your claim for SSI or SSDI benefits. We will

Advise you regarding the application process

Appeal a denial, if any

Review your case to determine if you qualify for an expedited decision

Prepare you and accompany you to your hearing before the Administrative Law Judge, and

Furthermore, once approved, our lawyers will continue to advocate for you until you receive your retroactive and monthly benefits. Without Marasco & Nesselbush, you may be unnecessarily denied your social security benefits, your case may take longer than it needs to, or you may not receive all the benefits to which you are legally entitled. Do not let any of these things happen to you. Call us today for a free consultation. We make the difference.

Attorney’s Fees

We charge no fee unless and until we win your case and obtain Social Security disability benefits for you. When we win, our fee is ordinarily twenty-five percent (25%) of all retroactive benefits. The Social Security Administration will automatically withhold our twenty-five percent (25%) fee and will send you the remaining seventy-five percent (75%) of your retroactive benefits. You, the claimant, will then begin receiving your full, monthly Social Security disability check(s) each month, into the future, with absolutely no additional fees to Marasco & Nesselbush.

Although our fee is ordinarily 25% of all retroactive benefits, there are rare situations where the attorney and client may agree to a fee other than 25% of the past-due benefits. Even in these situations, SSA must authorize our agreed-upon fee. Generally, this happens in cases where the retroactive amount is minimal and the attorney and client agree on a fee that will more adequately compensate for legal services.

Resources for Social Security Disability in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts

Get in touch with our disability lawyers at one of our seven locations in New England:

Rhode Island:

Boston and South Shore, Southeastern Massachusetts: (401) 443-2999
North Shore and Northeastern Massachusetts: (401) 443-2999

Other 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

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

Please fill out this Free Case Evaluation Form to have someone from Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, call you back promptly, or call us today to discuss your disability claim in a free consultation. We have conveniently located offices throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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