August 6, 2015

Dispelling Common Social Security Disability Myths

Social Security Disability Insurance, sometimes also known as SSDI, is a Social Security program that pays out monthly benefits to individuals who become disabled before they retire from their jobs or are unable to work due to an injury or disability. In order to qualify for the SSDI program, individuals must have worked for a…

May 15, 2015

Social Security Disability Lawyer Gets Taunton Man Over $27,000 in SSD Benefits

Attorney Cara Gallucci, of d’Oliveira & Associates, represented a Taunton man during his case for Social Security Disability benefits. The man developed Fibromyalgia in 2013 after working for many years. He also suffered chronic headaches and severe back pain due to bulging discs in his spine. Rather than attempt the stressful and time consuming task…

May 14, 2015

Filing a Social Security Disability Claim for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by either witnessing or experiencing a terrifying or traumatic event. Those who have PTSD suffer from severe anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and uncontrollable thoughts about the traumatic event. Research has shown that unlike simple stress, PTSD tends to change body and brain chemistry. Treatment for PTSD…

April 29, 2015

Disabled Woonsocket Man Receives a $20,000 in Social Security Disability Settlement

Attorney Cara Gallucci, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, represented a Rhode Island man for his claim for Social Security Disability benefits. The man became disabled in 2011 after having multiple knee surgeries on both knees, severe spinal injuries and a minor heart attack. A subcontractor by trade, the serious injuries left him unable to…

April 15, 2014

MA Disability Firm Helps Brockton Woman Receive Over $24,000 in Past-Due Social Security Benefits

A d’Oliveira & Associates disability lawyer recently helped a Brockton client (name withheld to protect confidentiality) gain approval for SSD benefits during her appeal. The appeal yielded a decision stating the woman was entitled to over $24,000 in past-due benefits, and would be entitled to over $900 per month for the rest of her life….

March 7, 2014

Social Security Benefits for the Mentally Ill

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes certain conditions leading to significant impairment. These impairments prevent a person from doing his job or from accomplishing substantial gainful activity (SGA). Such conditions include certain physical conditions such as back and neck conditions, heart conditions, lung ailments, anxiety disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis and Lupus, among others. The Disability Determination…

March 5, 2014

Sleep Disorders and Social Security Disability

Disruptions in the regular sleep cycle are common and often the result of many different factors, including stress or diet. When they raise to the level that they routinely disrupt your waking life, however, they may – with proper documentation – rise to the level of a disability that can keep you out of work…

February 20, 2014

Inforgraphic Addresses Social Security Disability Concerns of Diabetics

The new infographic on diabetes and disability applications details the essential qualifications people must meet in order to obtain benefits. Two important requirements that applicants must establish are that they have the required number of work credits and that their disability will prevent them from working for at least one year. Diabetes is one such…

November 21, 2012

Social Security Disability Benefits in Fall River

Fall River, Massachusetts has over 88,000 residents located within its 39 square miles. The Fall River social security office is located at 400 North Main Street. In 2010, more than 1.2 million Massachusetts residents received more than $1.2 million in social security disability benefits. Social security disability benefits are administered based upon an applicant’s work history and…

September 19, 2012

What’s the Difference Between SSD and SSI?

Social Security Administration (SSA) offers the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to workers who have medical disabilities.  While they are both offered by the Federal government, and are based on an individual’s disability, these two programs differ. SSDI is an insurance program that pays benefits to disabled or blind…