Compassionate and highly experienced Gerard A. Palma offers assistance with SSDI and SSI claims, If you are unable to work because of your health, you may be entitled to Social Security disability or SSI benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) are federal programs that provide benefits to individuals with long-term disabilities.
The process of obtaining disability benefits can be slow and arduous. Most claimants find the law and procedures complex and confusing. Whether you are considering applying or you have already been denied benefits, our Lowell disability law firm can help.
At the Palma Law Offices, we take Social Security disability and SSI claims very seriously. We know that these benefits are often a financial necessity and getting approved for benefits can change your life. That is why dedicated Lowell Social Security lawyer Gerard A. Palma personally handles every Social Security claim that comes into the firm.
Potential clients are often concerned that they cannot afford to pay for a skilled disability attorney. Let us allay that concern. If you hire us, our fees are contingent on winning your claim. In other words, you will not have to pay us a fee unless we are successful in recovering retroactive benefits for you. We take no fee from your regular monthly award. The usual fee is 25% of the retroactive benefits awarded in your claim, subject to a “cap” or maximum amount set each year by the Social Security Administration.
Get answers to your questions
If you are seeking Social Security or SSI disability benefits, contact us today to learn how we can help you. We will be happy to evaluate your case for free and answer your questions.
In the meantime, we invite you to browse through our website to learn about the issues you will face. An understanding of the disability evaluation process will enable you to work more effectively with your Lowell disability lawyer to achieve a successful outcome. You may find the following particularly helpful:
For information on qualifying for disability benefits,
- Watch our video: Are you likely to qualify?
- Read Will I be approved for Social Security disability benefits?
For information and tips on applying for disability benefits,
For information about appealing if your application is denied,
- Download our free e-booklet, Appealing a Denial of Benefits, located in the sidebar to your right.
- Sign up for our e-mailed “Lessons on winning benefits” available on the right side of this page.
To learn what will happen at your hearing,
- Read Advice for your Social Security disability hearing
- Watch our videos How to Be Persuasive at Your Social Security Disability Hearing, and What Not to Do at Your Hearing
To learn what you can do to help your claim,
Get help with your application or appeal
Palma Law Offices, P.C. has represented thousands of satisfied clients since 1987. If you are looking for a caring and skilled Lowell disability lawyer to handle your SSI or Social Security disability claim, please fill out the form on this page. Or phone or email us, if you prefer.
We are also experienced in handling SSI claims for children. Children may be entitled to SSI based on disability. Some common disabilities in children include ADHD, ADD, and behavioral problems. If your child receives Special Education services, he or she may be eligible for benefits.
We are located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts and we have meeting space available in North Andover and Nashua, New Hampshire. If you cannot come to our offices, representation may be available via phone, mail, and the Internet.
Gerard A. Palma, Esq.
Palma Law Offices, P.C.
Lowell Disability Attorney
79 Merrimack Street, Suite 201
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852