The attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently obtained an award for a Massachusetts woman whose case was brought before the Social Security Administration. The client (whose name is withheld for confidentiality purposes), who had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis nearly 30 years ago, became unable to work when complications relating to that began worsening in 2011. According to the complaint, the client suffering from that, muscle spasms, and severe arthritis, applied to the local Social Security Administration office, which initially rejected her application last year. However, since contacting experienced Social Security Disability attorneys to continue to pursue the benefits she was entitled to, the client has received almost $11,000 in retroactive benefits and will receive over $900 a month in additional benefits for the rest of her life.
The client contacted the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates where Attorney Cara Gallucci was able to win her case and did not charge her a fee until she received her back due benefits.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated that “Attorney Gallucci and her staff did an excellent job winning this case. Now this woman, who clearly should have been given these benefits much sooner, will now be able to collect the benefits she paid for during all those years she worked.”
Those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) tend to experience symptoms in intervals or episodes; the Social Security Administration does recognize MS as a disease that, as it worsens over time, progressively disables those with it. Therefore, the Administration carefully evaluates applications for disability benefits by those with MS and looks at criterion ranging from mobility, fatigue, to memory. In this particular case, where, even though the client’s worsening MS symptoms were coupled with severe arthritis, muscles, and blood vessel complications in her hands, the Administration was still hesitant to award the disabled client any benefits. That is why it is so important to contact an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to guide you through the complex process of applying for and getting the benefits and support you 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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