Worcester Attorney For SSDI Eligibility Criteria

The complex process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be discouraging. Even if you are unable to work and quality for benefits, your application could likely be turned down. Frustrated applicants sometimes give up, assuming that the final decision has been made.

Committed. Experienced. Knowledgeable.

At Disability Law Office of O'Neil Associates , we are committed to fighting for our Worcester, Framingham and Marlborough clients seeking the benefits they need. Massachusetts attorney Robin O'Neil-Manning provides personalized representation and serves as a vital information source on SSDI eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Physical disabilities or mental conditions that prevent you from "substantial gainful activity" (SGA)
  • Your condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death
  • You are under the age of 65

  • Accumulation of 20 Social Security credits in the last 10 years prior to the disability's onset (work requirement is waived if a disability occurred before you turned 22 years old)

Getting To The Facts. Guiding You Through The SSDI Process.

Claims must be documented with medical evidence, including signs, symptoms and laboratory findings. Decisions to award or deny benefits are made on a sequential evaluation of the evidence. To qualify, you must be unable to perform a substantial gainful activity because of a severe impairment that meets or equals the SSA's Listing of Impairments. In addition, you cannot be able to perform past functions or any work in the economy.

On your behalf, we gather the medical records and work with medical providers to strengthen your disability claims case. We look at potential offsets that involve workers' compensation and veterans' benefits. Whether we file an initial application or an appeal, we do so in a timely and effective manner.

Contact Disability Law Office of O'Neil Associates

If you have been denied disability benefits, schedule an appointment with Worcester lawyer Robin O'Neil-Manning. Please fill out our intake form or call 508-919-6394.