Understanding The SSDI Claims Process

The process for collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is similar in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It generally follows the following procedures:

  1. File initial application for SSDI benefits.
  2. If initial claim is denied, file for reconsideration.
  3. If reconsideration is denied, file an appeal with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  4. Present case for appeal before a judge in administrative hearing.

In New Hampshire, the process is similar, except there is no reconsideration stage. Instead, if a claim is denied in New Hampshire, the case immediately goes to the appeal stage.

Many of our clients at The Law Offices of Carolina K. Tumminelli, PLLC, come to us after their initial application was denied. This is no time to be shy when discussing your claim details. As your attorneys, we need to know even subtle details you may feel are inconsequential to your case.

Crafting Effective Arguments When Fighting A Denied Claim

Many seemingly small details help us build a stronger case. They facilitate a more accurate portrayal of your injury or disability and how it has affected every aspect of your life. Going before a judge in the SSDI hearing and appeals process can be intimidating, but we make sure all of our clients are well-prepared beforehand.

We have handled numerous denied Social Security Disability cases effectively and can give you clear guidance regarding what to expect, how to handle challenging questions and what pieces of information can help or hinder the process of recovering compensation.

We will be there every step of the way to make sure decisions are handled in your best interest, but ultimately, decision-making is up to you.

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated SSDI lawyer. Call our Chelmsford office at 978-256-9655 today.

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