The attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently obtained a significant award for a Woonsocket client whose case was brought before the Social Security Administration. The client (whose name is withheld for confidentiality purposes), has suffered consistently from seizures for years. The seizures, which prevented her from being able to work, resulted her being regularly admitted to hospitals. However, because of a lack of health care or insurance, the burden of requiring medical treatments from hospitals and check-ups on doctors forced the client to continue suffering from seizures. The client had applied for disability benefits but was denied even after the Social Security Administration instructed her to go through a series of tests to confirm her medical condition.
Undeterred by the Administration’s denial because the repeated seizures continued to prohibit her from the working, the client contacted the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates. Seeking the assistance of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys, the client has since recovered over $24,000 in back-due benefits and is also now receiving $1,300 a month in additional benefits. Attorney Cara Gallucci was able to successfully bring this client’s claim to the Social Security Administration and did not charge her a fee until she began receiving the benefits she deserved.
Even for those persons who do qualify for disability benefits, the process of actually obtaining them is complicated and often unsuccessful. Because the Social Security Administration has become so backlogged with applications, the success rate for first time applicants is typically low. Further, the appeals process for those denials is a long one and it sometimes takes more than a year to get an administrative law judge to even hear the appeal. A typical reason for first-time denial is that applications are simply incomplete or lack evidence of a disability. That is why it is so important to contact an experienced Social Security Disability attorney who can help you navigate the complex process and ensure that you have the proper documentation to ensure that you are granted the disability benefits you deserve.
If you or someone you know is disabled and cannot work, the attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates want you to know that you may qualify for Federal Social Security Disability payments and benefits. d’Oliveira & Associates is a Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts law firm that focuses on disability and personal injury claims, including auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites as well as social security disability cases. The firm also works with some of the leading attorneys in the United States for dangerous drug, defective medical product and medical malpractice cases.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.