The Attleboro Social Security Disability attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently obtained a Social Security Disability award for a Mansfield, MA woman whose case had been brought before the Social Security Administration on three previous occasions with no success. According to the complaint, the client (whose name is withheld for confidentiality purposes) has been suffering from severe anxiety issues such as depression for nearly two decades had become disabled and unable to work as her condition resulted in debilitating physical manifestations.
According to the complaint, the client had worked in clerical positions for short periods of time at numerous locations because conditions such as migraines, panic attacks and back complications constantly interfered with her ability to work. After coming and going from work so often, having dealt with the mental and physical effects of her conditions, and having been denied Social Security Disability benefits on three separate occasions, she has now finally received over $27,000 in retroactive benefits and will receive over $1,300 a month in additional benefits.
Although undeterred by previous attempts to receive benefits, the client contacted the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates and Attorney Cara Gallucci who was able to win her case and did not charge her a fee until she had received her back due benefits.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated that “Attorney Gallucci did an excellent job in winning this case and getting this woman $27,000 in back due benefits. She has been winning a lot of cases lately and is a seasoned Attleboro Social Security Disability Lawyer. It is unfortunate that this woman had to hire an attorney to get the benefits she had paid into, but the Social Security Administration, like most government agencies, is inefficient and denies many clients that have valid claims.”
Although not normally thought off as a “disabling condition,” anxiety problems such as depression and stress often manifest themselves as physical ailments such as chronic pain and complete loss of strength. Not only do many people suffering from severe depression and anxiety not realize that this could qualify them for SSD benefits, but the situation presented here, wherein the client had been denied benefits on three previous occasions, reflects the hesitancy of the even the Social Security Administration to treat it as such. The Harvard Health Publications’ article “Depression and Pain” states, in regard to depression and physical pain, that “the relationship is intimate,” and discusses how many people and doctors do not realize the nature of how worsening depression can result in worsening, and even disabling, physical conditions. Because of the complex process of applying to and actually successfully receiving Social Security Disability benefits and because many people are unsure if their condition would qualify them for such benefits, it is imperative to contact a Social Security Disability Attorney who will work to make sure they receive the benefits they are entitled to.
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.
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