Boston Social Security Disability Lawyers

A common misconception is that the Social Security system provides only retirement benefits to eligible recipients. Few are aware that another function of Social Security is to provide benefits to people who are disabled and unable to work but too young to receive retirement benefits.

Social Security is a federal program that is run by the Social Security Administration. This administration is responsible for making eligibility determinations for people seeking benefits under the program. Generally, a person will be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits if they:

  • Have a physical or mental condition that prevents them from working; and
  • The condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death; and
  • Are under the age of 65; and
  • Have been employed for 5 of the last 10 years

The requirements listed above seem simple. In reality, a determination of eligibility for benefits is a long and complex process. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can make a huge difference. According to the Social Security Administration, people who use a third party representative to negotiate their claim have a much greater chance of gaining approval to receive benefits. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law are well acquainted with the Social Security Disability process and can help get you the benefits you deserve.

At Sweeney Merrigan Law, we understand the fear and uncertainty that families experience when a loved one is injured and unable to earn income. The availability of Social Security Disability benefits can make a meaningful difference for families caught in this difficult situation. The legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law is dedicated to aiding individuals and families who are facing financial uncertainty.

If you cannot work because you are injured, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Obtaining those benefits is no easy task. The experienced professionals at Sweeney Merrigan Law can walk you through the complex evaluation process to ensure that your rights are protected. Call Sweeney Merrigan Law today for a free consultation and evaluation of your Social Security Disability claim.