Nashua (Hillsborough County) disability attorneys are available to assist residents who are looking to apply for social security disability benefits. A disability attorney will help you determine whether or not you qualify for disability, help you apply and represent you at your disability hearing if your claim is denied. As of December 2011, there were 13,095 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,474 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Hillsborough County.
A disability applicant can either apply for disability online or at a local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. The two closest SSA offices to the Nashua area:
175 Amherst St.
Nashua, NH 03064
70 Commercial St.
Concord, NH 03301-5005
Nashua Disability Attorneys
Having a Nashua disability attorney help you with your claim can significantly increase your chances of being approved. Some people choose not to hire an attorney, because they think there is an hourly fee or an upfront fee associated with hiring a disability attorney. However, disability attorneys work on a contingency basis and are not paid unless you are not awarded benefits. If your claim is approved, the SSA will directly send him or her a check. Your attorney will receive 25% of the back pay you are awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000.
A Nashua disability lawyer can also help disability applicants in the areas of Concord, Keene, Littleton, Manchester, and Portsmouth.
Most disability attorneys in NH will be members of the New Hampshire Bar Association. Thus, if you have questions about an attorney you are considering hiring, you should contact:
New Hampshire Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300
Concord NH 03301
Nashua Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels, you will have to attend a hearing at the Manchester hearing office. Currently there are 3,355 pending cases at the Manchester office and the average wait time to have a hearing scheduled is 348 days.
It is possible to have your hearing scheduled, if you are in an extremely difficult financial or medical condition. You will have to contact your congressman to see if this is an option. The congressman's office for Nashua is:
70 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 595-2006
Between October 2012 and March 2013, there were a total of 1272 hearings held at the Manchester hearing office and approximately 79.6% of them were either approved or denied. The 7 judges at the Manchester hearing office on average resolved about 2.4 hearings per day each or about 17 hearings per day combined. Approximately, 56% of the hearings were video hearings at the Manchester office. Thus, video hearings are an option if you are unable to make it to the hearing for any reason.
Fill out the form below to speak with a disability attorney or advocate for a free evaluation of your claim: