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Social Security Disability in Boston

Understanding SSI and SSDI social security in Boston

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Social Security Disability Insurance, which was created by the Federal Government, provides wage replacement benefits to Boston workers who are disabled with a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for 12 continuous months and does not allow the worker to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Workers may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Boston if the Social Security Administration agrees that they are disabled and they have earned enough work credits to qualify. Work credits can be accumulated by working jobs which are covered by Social Security and paying employment taxes.

Work Credits can generally be earned at a rate of 4 credits per year, and claimants need approximate 20-40 work credits to qualify for SSDI in Boston. The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability.

Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22, may also receive Social Security Disability Insurance in Boston which is paid as dependent benefits.

The Federal Government also provides cash assistance to individuals who do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance through the Supplemental Security Income program. Claimants who have not consistently worked but who are disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older) may qualify Supplemental Security Income or SSI in Boston if they have very limited income and resources.

Claimants who are approved for Boston Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of their approval.


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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Boston, Massachusetts

The SSA gives you options for applying and qualifying

To apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Boston or any other city in the area including: Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, Everett, Milton, Belmont, Watertown or Winchester claimants may:



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Boston Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Boston Region services the residents in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Information for the Boston office is below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
10th Floor,
One Bowdoin Square,
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Telephone: (888) 870-7578
Fax: (617) 723-2985


-Boston, Massachusetts Regional Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's seven hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Boston, Massachusetts, ODAR office is listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
4th Floor,
One Bowdoin Square,
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Telephone: (888) 870-7573
Fax: (617) 248-0978

The Boston Regional Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Massachusetts: Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Dorchester, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Framington, Gardner, Hanover, Haverhill, Hyannis, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Norwood, Quincy, Roslindale, Salem, Somerville and Waltham.



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Disability Determination Services in Massachusetts

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) office, funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA), makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for claimants in Massachusetts. Boston residents with disabilities apply for benefits at their local social security office and their SSDI or SSI applications are forwarded to DDS for a disability determination.

Disability Determination Services
110 Chauncy Street,
Boston, MA 02111

Disability Determination Services
340 Main St. Suite 500,
Worcester, MA 01608

We have compiled an onsite list of common social security disabilities that the SSA deals with continually. If your disorder or disability is not on the list, it does not mean that you are precluded from receiving benefits. Contact one of our social security attorneys to get a better understanding of your chances.


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Social Security Office (Field Office)
for the Boston Massachusetts Area


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Boston perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. Listed below is the address of the local social security disability office in Boston.

Social Security Administration
O'Neill Federal Bldg. Room 148,
10 Causeway St,
Boston, MA 02222-1098

Tel: 800-772-1213


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Boston Social Security Disability Attorney

Why do I Need a Boston Social Security Lawyer?

The process of applying to prove disability can be arduous, time taking and may even result in disappointment. Although close to seventy per cent of disability claims are rejected at the first level itself, statistics show that claims argued by social security attorneys or disability advocates tend to have a greater chance of being approved. Therefore, if you are considering filing a disability application, it would be sensible to consult a Boston social services disability lawyer. Click here for a FREE consultation with a social security disability attorney.

Competent and experienced, our Boston social security lawyers and advocates will examine the strength of your claim and advise the right course of action. All cumbersome tasks like compiling and organizing your medical records, past employment history and witness testimonials will be handled by our Boston SSI or SSDI lawyers. Our network of experienced Boston attorneys will support you all the way to ensure that you get your ss benefits.

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