Brockton, Massachusetts holds the distinction of being the windiest city in the U.S., with an average wind speed of 14.3mph. Brockton is 21.6 square miles in area and located in Plymouth County, 25 miles south of Boston. Brockton has a population of 93,810 people according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Brockton is one of thirteen Gateway Cities – a coalition of Massachusetts communities that work together to “address the challenges they face and promote a set of policies that can jump-start their economies, trigger regional growth and prosperity, and improve the lives and futures of their residents.”
By the close of 2010, the Social Security Administration reported that there were more than 45,000 people listed as beneficiaries of either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) who were being served by the Brockton SSA field office. If you are a worker who has suffered a debilitating injury which keeps you from working for at least one full year you may qualify to receive monthly social security disability in Brockton. In order to qualify for benefits, you have to have worked for an employer covered by social security insurance. You can usually determine if your job was covered by checking your paystubs to see if social security tax (FICA) was withheld from your pay. The Social Security Administration will check the last ten years of your employment history to see if you have earned enough work credits to be eligible to participate in the federal disability program. If you do not have sufficient work credits or were employed in a job not covered by Social Security, you may still be eligible for SSI.
Apply for Brockton Social Security Disability Benefits
In the state of Massachusetts, 38.6% of initial social security disability claims are awarded. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than 60% of Brockton social security disability claims. Very often disability claims are denied because medical documentation is missing or incomplete in some way. When it comes to supplying the SSA with the right documentation for your Brockton SSD case, details are important. It would be in your best interest to hire a Brockton social security disability attorney to help you to organize, complete and submit the forms and documentation for your Brockton SSD case.
If you have already applied for disability in Brockton and you are in the majority of applicants whose initial claims are denied, you will have 60 days from the date on your decision letter to appeal and ask the SSA to reconsider your case. For those who are not working with a Brockton disability attorney, you reserve the right at any point throughout your application and review process to hire a Brockton SSD attorney. Massachusetts has a 21.2% award rate for appeals. If your appeal is also denied, you can have your Brockton social security disability case heard by an administrative law judge in the Boston hearing office. At the hearing level, nearly half of all disability cases heard in the Boston hearing office are awarded.
Listed below are the local Social Security Offices where a Brockton Social Security applicant can file a claim for disability benefits:
Brockton Social Security Disability
30 Christys Dr.
Brockton, MA 02301-1825
Brockton Social Security Disability Resources
It is of the utmost importance that you are receiving regular treatment for your injury. A complete medical file that provides adequate proof of your disability is required in order to receive Brockton social security disability benefits. If you are applying for SSD but are unable to afford e medical treatment, there are free/reduced-cost health clinics located in the Brockton Area:
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
63 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Good Samaritan Medical Center
235 North Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
680 Centre Street
Brockton, MA 02302
942 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Your Brockton Disability Claim
Hiring a Brockton social security disability attorney to represent you in your disability case can help you to improve your chances of being awarded benefits. A disability attorney will evaluate your claim and file all the paperwork on your behalf. If you are denied benefits, he or she will also represent you throughout the appeals process.
The initial consultation with a disability lawyer is free and these individuals are only paid if you are awarded benefits.