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80+ Years of Combined Experience in Massachusetts SSI Law

There are times when someone becomes physically or mentally disabled and unable to return to work. If you have paid Social Security taxes (usually FICA deductions off your paycheck), you may be eligible for these benefits.

Generally, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits pay what your retirement benefits would have paid if you had worked through retirement age. Benefits may also be payable for your minor children. If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive both workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits.

In order to obtain SSDI benefits, seek an experienced SSDI lawyer at Morgan & Murphy. We have over 80 years of experience representing applicants in claims before the Social Security Administration. Call (508) 966-7254 for a free consultation.

Should I Retain an Attorney for My SSI Application?

Applying for social security disability benefits can be complex. Over 65% of disability claims are initially denied, often due to incorrectly filled out applications or a lack of required documentation.

An attorney is not strictly required for an SSI application. However, retaining an attorney with experience in social security disability matters is crucial to improving your claim's chance of success. An SSI attorney can help you fill out the application in full and ensure your case demonstrates the full nature of your disability.

Full-Service Representation for All Types of Disability Claims

In order to determine eligibility for SSDI benefits, the Social Security Administration looks at your age, education, prior work experience, and the extent of your disability. Most people need to prove no jobs exist in the national economy that they can perform after taking into account these factors.

You must prove your own case to the Social Security Administration. They have no obligation to prove that you are disabled. Rather, you must prove with medical evidence that you do have a disability that meets all the requirements of the law.

In order to do this, work with a skilled Social Security disability attorney. Our professionals understand what it takes to successfully represent these claims in court and are proud to offer unsurpassed service.

We have handled many types of disability claims, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Back injuries
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cataplexy
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epstein-Barr syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart attacks
  • Hepatitis
  • Lung and breathing problems
  • Manic depressive disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neck injuries
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scleroderma
  • Vision and hearing problems

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Massachusetts

The application process for SSDI benefits is lengthy and time-consuming. An application for benefits must be filed at your local Social Security office.

In a benefits application, you must:

  • Show that you are, or expect to be disabled from all employment for a 12-month period
  • Provide an accurate work history
  • Provide an accurate list of your medical providers

Eventually, most applicants go to an administrative hearing in order to obtain their SSDI benefits. It is important that you hire an experienced SSDI lawyer to represent you in court that day. We can assist you in obtaining medical evidence and in cross-examining the government’s witnesses.

Do not face the court without an advocate from Morgan & Murphy on your side. We only charge a percentage of the retroactive benefits if you are successful, and nothing if you lose.

Denial of Benefits and Appeals

Many people are denied benefits. It is very important that you not get discouraged if you get a denial. These benefits are difficult to qualify for but also worth fighting to obtain.

If you are denied SSDI benefits and believe that this was a wrong decision, you should immediately appeal this decision. When you work with our attorneys, we can represent your case through the appeals process, including hearing proceedings. We can work to move your case forward as quickly as possible, especially if the nature of your disability necessitates immediate action.

We Charge No Fees Unless Successful

When our lawyers are successful, you are entitled to receive your retroactive benefits in one lump sum and then monthly checks into the future. This can add up to several thousands of dollars. In many cases, you will be able to get Medicare benefits to pay for medical care. Retroactive and monthly checks are also available to your minor children.

Everyone can afford an experienced Social Security Disability attorney. If you lose, you pay us nothing. If you win, your attorney will be paid 25% of your retroactive benefits, up to a maximum of $5,300. You do not have to worry about paying your attorney, as the payment for attorney fees will be deducted directly from your retroactive check.


Filing and pursuing your SSDI claim can be confusing and complex. Call
our team at (508) 966-7254 for a free consultation concerning your claim.

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