Johnson Legal has substantial experience helping Mainers obtain disability benefits under the Social Security Disability system. Many people pay into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program by working eligible jobs during their career. In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, a person must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security, including periods of military service. Additionally, a person must have worked in a social security eligible job five out of the 10 most recent years
There are many types of disabilities that may make people eligible for benefits. When a person experiences a disabling injury or illness, the SSDI program should step in and offer financial assistance. However, it comes as a shock to many people when their initial SSDI claim is denied. More than half of all initial stage SSDI applications are turned down. Most people give up and never appeal the denied claim. Johnson Legal strives to turn around these denied claims through the appeal process and has successfully secured benefits for hundreds of Mainers.
SSDI filing deadlines are strict. It is important for clients to call Johnson Legal as soon as they have received a denial of their claim. We will work with you to answer your questions, put together a persuasive claim and represent you at a final hearing. The social security process can often extend beyond two or more years before a decision is reached. Johnson Legal receives no compensation unless they are successful on your claim and then they are paid from a portion of retroactive benefits you are awarded.