York, Maine Social Security Disability Lawyer
We've been a mainstay of the York, Maine and surrounding communities throughout York County, providing legal services for those injured and disabled for more than 29 years. Our York, Maine office, located on Route 1, is conveniently located 5 minutes off Route 95 making it convenient for those throughout York County to stop by and speak with us about their case.
The local Social Security Administration office for those in the York and Kittery, Maine area is the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Social Security field office on Daniel Street. For those in the Wells, Maine and north through the Biddeford/Saco area and going west towards the Sanford, Maine area would be serviced by the Biddeford, Maine field office located on Main Street in Saco, Maine.
When considering filing an application for Social Security disability, it is important to note that one needs to show that they remain totally disabled from all forms of gainful employment from a severe medical impairment for a year or longer (with gainful employment defined as the ability to earn $1170 per month at any job for which they are reasonably suited by age, education and experience) despite prescribed treatment. There are extensive regulations that define each one of the above requirements, and calling to discuss whether you meet each of these requirements as defined by the Social Security regulations before applying for benefits is extremely important. Likewise, calling to determine whether you are in the correct types of treatment for your various conditions to ensure you are doing everything possible to get better and return to work prior to being disabled a year or longer, is important as well. Many times we find that we're able to provide helpful guidance as to the types of treatment that should be taking place and even provide suggestions as to providers in the area that may be able to assist you.
We also understand that being out of work may mean the loss of health insurance (along with your loss of financial resources). We're able to guide you concerning various health insurance option, such as Mainecare, or in some cases it may be appropriate to seek insurance through the Affordable Care Act provisions (and, once again, we can provide you guidance and assistance with that process). You may also contact the Maine Consumers for Affordable Healthcare, mainecahc.org, a non-profit organization that provides free advice and assistance concerning health insurance options available to Mainers depending on their individual circumstances.
We will guide you through the initial application process, including what forms need to be addressed, how to prepare for your initial interview with Social Security, how to address the various forms you'll be requested to fill out, and, should it be necessary, guide you step by step through the various appeals procedures should that prove necessary. Likewise, we'll ensure that everything is done to obtain helpful, supportive evidence from your various treatment providers that addresses how your medical conditions meet the requirements of the Social Security rules and regulations.
For more than 29 years, we've been assisting York County's disabled navigate their way through the Social Security rules and regulations so that they can obtain the disability benefits they deserve. We are dedicated to providing you with the personal attention and care you and your family deserve.
As we work on a contingent basis, only getting paid if we win, there is no reason to delay further a call to our office. For a free consultation at this time, call our office at 1-800-773-8622Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith
- Biddeford/Saco, ME
- Kennebunk/Kennebunkport, ME
- Kittery/Eliot/the Berwicks, ME
- Sanford/Springvale, ME
- Wells/Ogunquit, ME
As well as the surrounding areas.