Social Security Disability

Portsmouth Injury Attorneys/Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal insurance program that protects workers who become disabled and cannot work for a year or longer. Benefits are paid based on how long you worked and how much you earned in Social-Security-eligible jobs during your working career.

The Portsmouth Social Security Disability Attorneys at the Law Offices of Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy and Lown represent clients in applying for disability benefits, or in appealing a denial or termination of benefits. Like many government programs, the process can be complex, confusing and intimidating — and denials and other restrictions often impact a claimant’s ability to collect.

Frequently, it is in an applicant’s best interest to have an attorney from the start of the process. Those facing denial of a claim should always have an experienced law firm fight for their rights.

SSDI differs from workers’ compensation in a number of ways, including a worker’s rights to collect SSDI whether injured on the job or disabled as a result of illness, accident or other reason. It is not welfare and it is not a handout. The benefits are provided by an insurance policy that you automatically paid for through payroll deductions throughout your working career.

We handle denied SSDI claims in New Hampshire or Maine

It is not at all uncommon for an initial claim to be denied. An appeal is frequently necessary to obtain benefits on behalf of someone who is legitimately disabled. Hiring an experienced attorney at the start of the process can help provide the best chance of success in as streamlined a manner as possible. Consulting an experienced attorney is always recommended when a claim is denied.

We understand the anxiety, frustration and uncertainty that come with a debilitating illness or accident. Our goal is to fight for the benefits you deserve while eliminating as much of the stress from the application or appeals process as possible. Each case is unique, but seeking the representation of an experienced law firm can go a long way toward ensuring the peace of mind you need and the benefits you deserve.

If you need to apply for disability benefits in Portsmouth or elsewhere in New Hampshire, or if you have received notice that your claim has been denied or your benefits are being terminated, please contact the Law Offices of Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy and Lowntoday for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.