Social Security Disability Lawyer in Saco, Maine
Saco Disability Lawyers Help You Get The Disability Benefits You Need
The question of who makes the decision regarding your disability claim does not have a simple answer. It is dependent upon which stage the disability claim has reached. There are several stages of a claim, and having an experienced representative or disability attorney can help you navigate the complex process and improve your chances of an approval. Although the process itself can take months or even years, knowing who makes the decisions and what information is required makes for a stronger claim.
The SSA Offices for Saco, Maine are located:
Saco, ME 04072
Or call the Social Security Administration’s national toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.
In the first two stages of a disability claim are processed by DDS examiners, but their decisions are evaluated by medical consultant or physician who is required to sign off on the claim before it is released. A case cannot be decided or closed until this evaluation. Complicating the process, a unit supervisor and assistant supervisor both have the authority to overturn a decision if they see fit. In addition, before a disability claim is sent back to the local office, it is screened by a quality control specialist at the DDS. All disability claims are subject to a random check by the DBQ, or Disability Quality Branch.
If your disability claim is escalated to the third stage it goes for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for consideration. At this point, your disability claim is then presented with extensive medical information and testimony from your disability attorney, yourself (the claimant), and possibly to include testimony from physicians, therapists, or vocational experts as determined necessary by your disability lawyer. It is very important at this stage to have comprehensive medical evidence and to speak with your disability advocate about the testimony you are about to give. Disability attorneys will also interact with the medical experts to gauge and assist your case.
Saco, Maine Disability Benefits
According to City Data, the most common industry in Saco is construction, and the loss of a construction job due to injury or serious illness can have a profound effect on a family. Waiting for the adjudication of a disability claim is difficult when finances have become so strained. The services of a disability attorney or disability advocate can go a long way toward expediting the disability claim by assisting in organizing medical information and briefing witnesses should your case go to the appeal level.
Retroactive benefits are often awarded to claimants once the disability claim has been processed and approved and at that point, regular disability benefit checks are send out regularly by the local SSA office. To get to this point, the best thing you can do is trust the disability attorney to do their job and to keep up with regular medical visits for up-to-date documentation of your medical condition.
Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care
Since regular medical care is imperative for you disability claim and finances are tight, Saco residents will find the following facilities offer low-cost or free medical care:
103 India St.
Portland, ME 04101
333 Lincoln Street
Saco, ME 04072
Other Saco Services and Disability Benefits
Other local services for the disabled are also available for Saco residents:
110 Main St Ste 1115
Saco, ME 04072
Lutheran Social Service
341 Payne Rd
Avesta Housing Section 8
30 South St
We can connect you with social security lawyers who represent clients in Saco, Biddeford Pool, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, Ocean Park, Cape Porpoise, Hollis Center, Buxton, Portland, Gorham, Kennebunk, Alfred and surrounding areas.
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