Social Security Disability attorneys are available to assist Boston (Suffolk County) residents who cannot work due to a disability. A Boston Social Security attorney can help you resolve your case quickly and avoid long processing times. Currently, there are 5,957 pending cases at the Boston Hearing office and the wait time is 348 days, but many Boston residents find Social Security payments worth the wait. As of December 2011, there were 21,255 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 38,107 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Suffolk County.
To learn more about the different Social Security Disability programs see this page.
Boston area residents can apply for disability online or at their local SSA office. See below for offices in your area:
O'Neill Federal Bldg. Room 148
10 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02222
30 Christy's Drive
Brockton, MA 02301
Tel: (508) 427-5386
115 Freeport St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
Consulting with a Boston Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are not familiar with the social security disability program, you should consider consulting with a Boston disability attorney. Boston is home to many attorneys who can help applicants with their disability claims from beginning to end. To learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney see this page.
For those living outside of Boston, most Boston Social Security Attorneys also handle disability claims in the surrounding areas. Counties close to Boston include Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Essex County and Worcester County and include the following cities: Cambridge, Somerville, Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Malden, Milton, Dedham, Brookline, Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Arlington, Quincy, Braintree, Melrose, Wellesley, Needham, Weston, and Weymouth.
For more information about Boston disability attorneys contact your local bar association:
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
Boston Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied during the reconsideration stage of your application, your Social Security Disability hearing will be held at the Boston Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Below is a list of approval rates for administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle disability cases in the Boston hearing office:
|Camp, Noran J.||53.91%|
|Driscoll, Daniel J.||35.38%|
|Fulton, Stephen C.||36.40%|
|Hogan, Henry J.||34.94%|
|Kelly, Robert J.||57.09%|
|Morgan, Aaron M.||4.00%|
|Packer, James H.||50.32%|
|Ross, William T.||45.94%|
|Sax, Carol A.||63.36%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Boston disability attorneys are often familiar with many of the judges that hear cases in the Boston hearing office and can use that insight to your advantage when preparing your case.
If you are facing extreme financial or medical troubles and need to have your hearing scheduled sooner, you can contact your local congressman and request that he or she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf.
110 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 621-6208
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