If you work for the city, town or state government in Massachusetts, you do not pay into Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This means, if you got hurt and can no longer work, you are not able to recover benefits through SSDI like people in other industries and vocations can. What, then, are your options for meeting your medical and daily living needs?
Instead of pursuing SSDI, you may be able to pursue municipal and state retirement benefits through the city, town or state you worked for. The process of recovering these benefits is somewhat similar to SSDI, but any hearings happen before an administrative panel as opposed to a judge.
At The Law Offices of Carolina K. Tumminelli, PLLC, we work with municipal employees who need help navigating this complex process and recovering the maximum benefits they should be receiving.
Guiding You Through The Process And Assuring Your Needs Are Met
While this is considered by some to be a more “relaxed” process than pursuing benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are still many retirement law issues to consider.
- How are municipal and state retirement benefits calculated?
- When can I recover benefits?
- What information needs to be collected and presented to justify my claim?
- What questions will I be asked in the hearing?
In our years of experience, we have seen workers put their own potential for retirement plan benefits at risk because of incomplete medical documents, failure to meet deadlines and otherwise unclear justification for their claims. Meanwhile, they are struggling to get by day-to-day without reliable income as they are unable to work. Do not let your claim be overlooked or denied by a technicality. A lawyer can help.
We’re Ready And Able To Assist You
Our Chelmsford-based attorneys can handle the legal aspects for you while you focus on your own well-being and that of your family. Contact us online or at 978-256-9655 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your case. We are available to answer your questions and make sure you get the attention you deserve through this difficult time.
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