The purpose of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is to provide partial replacement of income for people who are unable work due to disease, disabling injury or another medical condition. Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal benefits program that is only available to people who have worked a certain amount of time (called “quarters” by the Social Security Administration) before becoming disabled. A similar program, called Social Security Insurance (or SSI) exists for people who become disabled but who have not worked enough quarters to qualify for SSDI.
If your application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, you have approximately 60 days to file an appeal. This appeal is sometimes called a request for reconsideration or a request for review by a federal official.
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., provides clear and careful legal assistance to people who need help appealing the denial of their application for Social Security disability benefits.
Very often, claims for SSDI intersect with claims for workers’ compensation or a private personal injury lawsuit. Each legal claim is separate and distinct, with different rules and procedures for moving forward. Rather than work with different law firms on each of your potential legal claims — SSDI, workers’ compensation and a private lawsuit — why not work with Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.?
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., you have access to several attorneys with advanced experience in all the areas of law that apply to your specific circumstances. You can rest assured that your legal claims are being coordinated and presented in a way that will maximize your eventual benefits.
When our attorneys help a client appeal the denial of an application for SSDI, we are applying to the government for a reversal of its earlier decision. If the government’s earlier denial is reversed — and the SSDI benefits are approved — then the government is required by law to provide the applicant with “back benefits” equal to the total amount of benefits the applicant would have received if the government had approved the original application.
By law, our law firm’s fees in Social Security disability insurance cases are limited to 25 percent of the total back benefits awarded to the applicant, up to a maximum of $5,300 in attorneys’ fees.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Social Security Disability Insurance cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.