If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental incapacity, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments in Rhode Island. The Social Security Disability process is a complicated, drawn-out system where most first-time applicants are initially denied regardless of the severity of their disability. Many claimants give up, believing that they are not eligible or cannot win.
Do not give up. This is exactly what the Social Security Administration (SSA) wants you to do. They are relying on you to take them at their word and walk away without questioning the decision. You have the right to challenge the denial of your claim, and there is a formal appeals process in place for you do so.
As complex as the initial application process can be, the appeals process can be even more so. Having an experienced SSDI lawyer representing you from the outset can help to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the benefits you deserve. From our offices in Providence, Wakefield and Middletown, the attorneys at Karns Law Group represent Rhode Island and Massachusetts clients in all aspects of the Social Security process.
Understanding The SSA's Approach To Benefit Claims
The SSA considers the term disabled to apply to anyone who has a medical or mental impairment that prevents them from performing any substantial gainful activity, could result in death or is expected to last a minimum of 12-months time.
Applications, documentation and appeals for Social Security Disability are all subject to strict guidelines and time limits for filing. Our knowledgeable SSDI attorneys are well-versed in the systems and procedures used by the government for determining eligibility and payment to disabled persons. We have years of experience in filing SSDI claims, and we have secured favorable outcomes for claimants throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
How Do I Start The Process?
Some of the people who may apply for SSDI benefits include but are not limited to:
- Parents for children with disabilities
- Wounded warriors
- Disabled workers of all kinds and backgrounds
The office of Social Security Disability will require that you provide them with full documentation of all of your medical records. You will probably be required to have a special examination by a Social Security Disability-approved physician, and you will most likely need to file an appeal to the initial denial of your claim. The Rhode Island-based Karns Law Group can assist you with this entire process, including any appeals or hearings that may be required to see you through to the final conclusion of your claim.
One important note to keep in mind is that while Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are taken from a federal program, SSDI payments are taken from those payments made by employees into the Social Security system for disability and injury-related needs.
If you have sustained an injury that has left you permanently disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible for SSDI.
Learn more about filing a disability claim with our Social Security Disability FAQs>
Contact Our Social Security Disability Income Lawyers In Providence
Contact the Social Security Disability Income lawyers at Karns Law Group locally at 401-239-1085, toll free at 888-KARNS-LAW or email us for a free consultation and more information. We have offices located in Providence, Middletown and Wakefield for your convenience. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.