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Helping disabled workers and their families

Social Security disability (SSD) is intended as a safety net so that those who have worked and paid into the system as well as their families can have access to income should a chronic disability render them unable to work. But unfortunately it seems that many valid claims are initially denied by a suspicious and overstretched bureaucracy, making it necessary to appeal for the benefits you deserve. Because these benefits can be an excellent source of supplementary income for our seriously injured clients and their families, we at Gould & Ettenberg, P.C. maintain close contact with a network of respectable and qualified Worcester SSD attorneys and are happy to provide referrals that you can use with confidence.

Are you entitled to SSD?

Disability benefits are available to people who have paid enough in FICA taxes to qualify and who have suffered an injury, illness or other condition that renders them incapable of undertaking any substantial gainful activity for a period of at least 12 months. These benefits are not limited to victims of work accidents but can be paid regardless of the cause of the injury or condition. Those who qualify can receive a monthly benefit based on their past earning histories.

Unfortunately, all but the most clear-cut applications are initially denied. When claimants are denied, they must gather medical evidence to support their case and appear at a hearing before an administrative law judge to argue why they should be entitled to benefits. Like personal injury attorneys, lawyers practicing Social Security law are particularly adept at obtaining and reviewing medical records and working with doctors, therapists and other medical professionals to build a compelling case on your behalf.

Auxiliary benefits

Under some circumstances, even those who have not worked enough to qualify for disability benefits may be able to qualify for auxiliary benefits under a family member’s work record:

  • Minor children of disabled workers
  • Children of disabled workers themselves disabled before the age of 22
  • Spouses of disabled workers who care for minor children
  • Disabled widows of deceased workers over the age of 50
  • Dependent parents of deceased workers
  • Dependent children of deceased workers
  • Widows of deceased workers over the age of 60
  • Widows of deceased workers with minor or disabled children

We are happy to assist disabled workers in any way we can

Finding a reliable Social Security disability attorney can be a challenge. But we at Gould & Ettenberg, P.C. are able to provide referrals for our clients to some of the most highly regarded disability lawyers in the Worcester area. Call us at 508-752-6733 or contact us online to set up a consultation with a caring and experienced attorney today. We are conveniently located in downtown Worcester with easy access to both state and federal courthouses as well as convenient parking.