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Ensuring That You Get The Social Security Benefits To Which You Are Entitled

When an injury or illness leaves you unable to work, it can be difficult to know how the bills will get paid or how you can support your family. Fortunately, there are benefits available to individuals who have disabilities that keep them from returning to work.

At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, our attorneys help disabled clients secure Social Security benefits in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York. We can help you file an initial application or appeal a denied claim.

Contact our offices in North Adams, Springfield and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, or in Bennington, Vermont, to discuss your claim. Call 413-663-3200 in Massachusetts or 802-442-3233 in Vermont.

Types Of Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides two types of benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI benefits are available to individuals who:

  • Have worked at least five of the past 10 years
  • Have a qualifying disability
  • Complete an application and submit it to the SSA

SSI is similar to SSDI, and many individuals receive both types of benefits. SSI is provided to those with low income who are over the age of 65, blind or disabled.

Does My Condition Qualify?

The SSA provides a comprehensive list of disabling conditions that qualify an individual for benefits. This includes conditions such as:

  • Psychological disorders
  • Heart conditions
  • Neurological impairments, including autism and other mental disabilities
  • Muscle disorders and bone conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Leukemia
  • Stomach and digestive disorders
  • Endocrine disorders and diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain

These are just a few of the many types of conditions and disabilities that can entitle you to SSDI or SSI benefits. Even if your condition is not specifically listed by the SSA, you can still qualify if your condition is substantially similar to a listed impairment and keeps you from working.

Speak With An Experienced SSI And SSDI Attorney

We can guide you through the process and help you understand what it takes to qualify for disability benefits. Contact our law firm online or please call us at 413-663-3200 in Massachusetts or 802-442-3233 in Vermont to schedule a consultation with a lawyer.

We have conveniently located offices and other meeting locations throughout western Massachusetts and southern Vermont and regularly travel throughout the region to meet with clients.

All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis — you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case.

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