If you have been denied disability benefits in Massachusetts by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may have many questions and need to know how to appeal this decision. Watch a Massachusetts disability lawyer explain in this video why this occurs, and learn more about the process.

We have heard from many claimants that they have been denied Social Security Disability benefits even though another state agency awarded them disability benefits. For example, a claimant may be awarded disability from welfare, but SSA denies the claimant Social Security Disability benefits. When this occurs, people do not understand how it is that two state agencies can have different outcomes. In our experience, they are two different systems with two different standards, which is why this happens. With Social Security Disability, a person has to be out of work for one year and no longer be able do their old job or work in the field for which they are qualified by their age, education and employment background.

If you need to appeal Social Security's decision regarding your denied benefits in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Massachusetts, please call one of our experienced disability lawyers today at 888-904-6847 for a free legal consultation. For more information about disability claims, you can visit our website to read our articles, blogs, books and frequently asked questions and answers.

John L. Keefe
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Founding Attorney, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyer