Facebook Pixel



Social Security Disability

We can help if you need to file for Social Security Disability.

You work hard for your money, but when you are injured and can no longer bring home a paycheck, you may need help. When this happens, you may need Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits may be available to you if you have an injury, illness, or a mental condition that prevents you from working for at least a year or more.

However, the lengthy application process may not be successful if you do not present a strong case. Even if all the requirements for a social security disability claim are met, there is a possibility of your claim being rejected because you did not file for benefits properly. Of the more than 2 million residents in Connecticut, about 3.7 percent receive some type of Social Security Disability benefits. Most of the initial applications are denied at the first two stages of the application process.

If you are in dire need of SSD or SSI benefits, you are already dealing with enough issues, both medically and financially. Filing a social security disability claim can be an overwhelming task. An experienced SSD lawyer can advise you every step of the way to ensure you receive the benefits that you are entitled to receive. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has been helping Connecticut residents secure their SSD benefits for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. To learn more about how our Hartford Social Security Disability attorneys can help you, schedule a free consultation with us by calling (860) 722-9923, chatting live on our website, or filling out the contact form on the right side of your screen.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Over 70% of social security disability claims are rejected on the first try, so it’s crucial that you seek the advice of a social security disability lawyer. A lawyer can help evaluate the strength of your case and help you file your SSD or SSI application. Social Security is more likely to approve an individual who is represented by an attorney than one who is not.

A dedicated lawyer can develop your Social Security disability claim based upon your work history, impairments, and age, as well as articulate how you developed the illness or injury that made you unable to work. A good lawyer can assist in obtaining the medical evidence necessary to support your claim and get it approved.

At the reconsideration and hearing levels, which are the first and second levels of appeals, a lawyer can gather and submit medical evidence, obtain a doctor’s professional opinion, draft a detailed brief, and prepare you for the questions that may be asked by a judge at the hearing. Your attorney can also help guide you through your own testimony at the hearing and cross-examine any medical or vocational experts to bolster your case.

If your claim is at the final stages of appeal in front of the Appeals Council and Federal Court, an attorney can draft legal arguments to demonstrate that your benefits were wrongly denied by Social Security.

Why Choose Us?

The social security disability application and appeals process can be complex and difficult to navigate without legal guidance. If you make just one error, you can put your social security disability benefits at risk. For this reason, you need to contact the experienced attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers.

The legal team at our Hartford office can help determine if you qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. We know how to get you appropriate compensation for your injuries. We can advise you about the social security disability benefits you are entitled to based on the severity of your injury and your level of disability. We will work hard to help you get the benefits you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
In addition to helping your file your claim, we can fully explain the details of how your SSD or SSI benefits are distributed, how often you can receive payments, and what the minimum and maximum benefits are available for you to receive due to your illness or injury.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are deeply dedicated to our clients and go the extra mile to ensure their needs are met throughout the claims process. Our special case management system lets us ensure you make it to all your medical appointments, going as far as to arrange transportation for you. Our compassion and skills have earned us many awards over the years, including a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Compensation

If you are unable to work for a year or longer and live in Connecticut, you may be eligible for either Social Security disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Although these are federal programs, the state of Connecticut works with the Social Security Administration to administer some parts of these programs. It also supplements federal SSI payments and sets the Medicaid eligibility guidelines.

SSDI benefits are based on the amount of income on which you have paid social security taxes over your working years. Your Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (or AIME) is calculated by the Social Security Administration. This determines your Primary Insurance Amount by calculating 90% of your AIME. The final number is the maximum amount of SSDI benefits that you are entitled to receive.

If you are totally disabled, the federal government may pay up to $710 a month in SSI benefits along with a supplemental payment from the state of Connecticut. If you are living independently, you may also receive up to an additional $168 a month. If you live in a Medicaid facility, you may receive an additional $39 a month. If you and your spouse are both disabled, the amount doubles for each payment.

These rules can be confusing, so the best way to ensure you file your forms correctly and receive the appropriate amount of compensation is to contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers for help.

Contact our Hartford Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you sustain a serious injury or become disabled and unable to work, you need to seek the legal assistance of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. We are available to meet with you to discuss your SSD case and help you file your claim. Our Hartford lawyers are extremely knowledgeable about the social security system and will guide you throughout this complicated process.

For compassionate and dedicated representation, contact our Hartford office today. If you are unable to work and facing financial hardship, we will work hard to get the social security disability benefits that you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation today at (860) 722-9923.

Do I have a Case?

Contact us for a free case evaluation

Hartford Form

Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum


  • “You guys were the best thank you again”

    - Bonnie Channey

  • “Thank you so much all the staff at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. I personally want to say thank you to my case manager Carmen Baldwin, she is very thorough and...”

    - Katherine Vadnais

  • “This is the third Attorneys office I have gone to. They were the ONLY through group... My Attorney stood up for me in court and I was Happy that I...”

    - Candi Edwards

  • “I was with another lawyer and he was not getting the job done. No doctors for me to see. When I changed over to Perkins, I had a doctor within...”

    - Jan Vasquez

  • “Their hospitality is amazing from start to finish. I will always contact them when i need a service that they provide. This is my second time calling them in a...”

    - Crystal Moore

  • “Made a negative experience {auto accident} positive. Result was much better than I expected. No problems or hassle with insurance and always kept informed.”

    - Patrick M Taylor

  • “Beautiful new office located in downtown Waterbury. Call for information on free off street parking. If your injured, Get the Power of Perkins.”

    - Kevin Banahan

  • “One word.....RESULTS! I was in a very bad auto accident on the Merritt Pky April 3, 2016 (CT) that nearly took my life and sustained major painful injuries and had...”

    - Eve M.

  • “They made everything so easy! I never felt out of the loop and they always kept me informed as to how my case was moving along. Very pleased with their...”

    - Chy Archer

  • “Smartest and friendliest! They will fight for you!”

    - Nicole Ilana

  • “They are so helpful and always called me right back. They were very effective!”

    - Pamela Smith

  • “Was involved in a car accident 3 years ago. From start to finish Jonathan Perkins and firm were always there for us throughout the entire process. From check in calls...”

    - Gabriel

  • “Get the Power of Perkins when your injured.”

    - Kevin Banahan

  • “Great lawyers they did their job better that anyone soo recomended”

    - Nancy Arana

  • “Carmen always kept me posted on my case evwry two weeks she was an awesome case worker”

    - Tammy S.

  • “Very professional people... Always available for you if you have any questions; which was never for me because the office is very good with keeping you informed on what's going...”

    - Shemeka Council

  • “I cant say enough about this firm! Professional, organized and just an overall great experience! The entire team was very knowledgeable not only about the law and state requirements but...”

    - Tamara Rivera

  • “U did an awsome job i was able to buy my first home and im very happy”

    - Deborah

  • “I retained Johnathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to represent me on a Social Security Disability Claim; and, their team worked very diligently on my case. During the evaluation period there was...”

    - Marybeth Clifford

  • “I had a beautiful experience with Jonathan Perkins Law firm. Carmen was a very nice and efficient paralegal. She kept me in the loop and always showed concern with my...”

    - Les T.

  • “Friendly people. Was going through a hard time, but they continued working for what I needed no matter what.”

    - Christina Amon

  • “It was a wonderful experience being a client. The staff was friendly and informative. Definitely would recommend Jonathan Perkins to my friends.”

    - Inger Kierce

  • “I was extremely satisfied with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. My overall experience was excellent. I recommend them.”

    - Mark G.

  • “Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers did a good job and I am very satisfied. The service was excellent and if the need arose I would hire them again.”

    - Luis N

  • “I want to congratulate Attorney Perkins for having a wonderful team working for his clients. Kevin Blake did a wonderful job with my workers’ compensation case. Shawn, my case manager,...”

    - Arthur Z

  • “Vivian was awesome. We have never been through this process before and she made it easy. Thank you.”

    - Elizabeth

  • “Thank you so much for advocating and fighting for my husband. Through all of your diligence, he was able to get justice. We are very grateful. God bless!”

    - S. Howard

  • “Excellent law firm. Morgan Alicea, my case manager, was truly excellent and very precise. So happy I listened to your advertisements and sought your help”

    - Helen

  • “Thank you Jonathan for coming in person to our home to meet us back in July 2014. It was appreciated and good to get to know you.”

    - Coralie

  • “Thank You!! Best decision I ever made! Was considering calling someone else but I’m so happy with your staff. I feel secure in knowing that my case is in good...”

    - Calvin

  • “I would like to thank the whole staff for being very concerned about my well-being. Thank you sincerely from the heart!”

    - Beverly

  • “My father was killed when his car was hit by a tractor trailer truck that was traveling too fast. We first retained a law firm that didn’t seem to be...”

    - Nelda

  • “I enjoyed being a customer of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. I was updated every two weeks about my case and I found it extremely helpful to know what was going...”

    - Cora

  • “Both my sons were in a car accident. Of all the people that we talked to, we found that Jonathan was best for us”

    - Carl

  • “I slipped and fell in a store, crushing my left shoulder. I felt as though no one was listening until I called Jonathan Perkins”

    - Barbara

  • “My doctor made me believe that I was in better shape than I really was. This led to complications during the birth of my daughter. With Attorney Jonathan Perkins, I...”

    - Erika

  • “I fell down in a business premises and a metal plate landed on me, injuring me. I know that my case is being handled efficiently because I have an investigator,...”

    - Jeffre

  • “I enjoyed working with my case manager and my attorney. They went above and beyond — I can’t say enough about them. I would refer them to anybody, in fact...”

    - Charles

  • “The staff is caring and concerned and my experience with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has been pleasant”

    - Joan R

  • “Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is very professional, courteous and personable, and they go the extra mile to assist their clients. When I walked in the door I spoke to a...”

    - Jackie

  • “Initially I called another firm and I was told that I didn’t have a case. I am very thankful that Jonathan Perkins Injury lawyers took my case and settled it....”

    - Paulette

  • “I enjoyed being a customer of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. I was updated every two weeks about my case and I found it extremely helpful to know what was going...”

    - Cora

  • “Excellent service and I will be in contact with you for future services”

    - Freddy Ramirez

  • “In the past I’ve had some pretty negative dealings with lawyers which had left me feeling that lawyers were all unscrupulous, taking advantage of their client’s stressful state. Jonathan Perkins...”

    - Rosina

  • “I like the way my case has been handled. They took care of my needs and questions. Thank you”

    - Georgianna Heslop

  • “Thank you all for helping me with my case.”

    - Madalyn Bernhardt

  • “Great representation. Good communication and detailed information about the case. Professional and knowledgeable representation”

    - Estephanie

  • “Very attentive to your case, works out every little detail, will not blow you off or ignore you, I was using a different lawyer prior, but switched and am SO...”

    - Amanda Bernardo

  • “I just want to say thank you for the help and direction that Atty Kevin Blake and cast worker Renita Lathrop. I have never been so pleased with the work...”

    - Amie Aquino

  • “Rent is was my paralegal and she really made my situation less of a stress factor in my life! The office was so helpful with explaining everything in away I...”

    - Ricardo Montanez

  • “My mother hurt her back at work and Jonathan Perkins helped keep her on her feet! Especially Renita who went the extra mile to make sure my mom had everything...”

    - Jasmine Riveria

  • “It was a Pleasure working with Our Case worker Renita. Very helpful and responsible!”

    - Ruth Noemi Rivera

  • “We were very happy with the care that was taken of a workman's comp case for my husband. W knew from the start that we did not have the knowledge...”

    - Maureen

  • “It has been my pleasure working with Shawn von brieson and attorney mcarthy, Shawn has always been extremely attentive to any and all of my phone calls e-mails etc. and...”

    - Bruce Vaughan

  • “Great law firm! They have been amazing. Shawn Von Briesen is personally one of the best case managers ever! This guy has definitely helped me out as well for the...”

    - Chris Rodriguez