Q I applied for SSA disability benefits in New England and it seems to be taking a long time to get an answer. I am worried about being denied. What can I do?
In short, you will probably need help. Why? Mainly because the Social Security Administration disability program is backlogged and inefficient. Backlogged appeal cases have almost doubled since 2001, you are one of over three million people applying this year, and the doctors reviewing your case may not be experts in your condition.
If all of this seems scary, it is. Your chances of being denied are very good, and filing a successful appeal is not easy. In order to qualify, you may well need an experienced SSA disability lawyer to increase your chances in this inefficient government system.
At Keefe Disability Law, we have successfully filed for benefits and fought the appeals process for many New England residents. Located in the Boston area, we also handle cases in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Please contact us today if you need help with your case. Our toll free number is 888-904-6847. Or, you can simply fill out the Free Case Review form on this page.