Providence Social Security Disability Lawyer



Help is available for all of your SSI/SSDI concerns. Talk to a Providence Disability Lawyer at our office today.

One of the reasons the Social Security Administration denies most claims at the early levels is because they know many people get frustrated or discouraged by the process and then give up their claim. This is particularly true for people without a Social Security lawyer. However, when you hire Rob Levine & Associates to represent you, the Social Security Administration knows that we aren’t going to give up on your claim and go away. Social Security rejects more disability claims than they approve. You are more likely to be approved for SSI and SSDI benefits if we are representing you. Get in touch with a Providence disability lawyer to fight back and get your claim approved!




If your Social Security disability claim (SSDI or SSI) is denied, do not give up! This is often just one step in the process of getting approved for your disability benefits. Hire us as your Social Security law firm and we prepare your case to facilitate a favorable decision every step of the way. We file your appeals properly, and on time, and we shield you from having to deal directly with Social Security directly. We’ll check in with you every 45 days to get an update on your condition until your case is finished. We are staffed from 9 am to 10 pm EST every day, 7 days a week. If an emergency arises, we are available to speak with you 24 hours a day.


Your social security attorney will try to get your case approved without you even having to attend a hearing. We gather updated medical evidence for the judge to review and provide your doctors with questionnaires that will help establish your disability under Social Security rules and criteria. Your attorney will write a legal argument for the judge to consider before your hearing takes place. If the Judge decides that a hearing is still necessary, then your social security lawyer will spend time with you prior to the hearing going over the details of your case and the types of questions you will likely be asked. Most cases end up before an administrative law judge. You want to have an experienced social security attorney by your side fighting for you. If you hire us, a highly qualified and aggressive Providence disability lawyer from Rob Levine & Associates will be advocating for you. CALL US Today on our social security benefits phone number!


You pay no fee unless you are awarded benefits. You’ll have our team of Social Security disability lawyers and experts representing you because we care about our clients and because our financial interests are aligned. When you are approved for SSI or SSDI benefits, the fee is 25% of the past due to social security benefits you become entitled to and we are paid directly by the Social Security Administration. This means that you never have to pay us directly and from the day you are approved going forward, no money goes towards paying your social security attorneys’ fees. Stop by our Providence social security office today.
FAQs About Your


What is a compassionate allowance?
In order to decrease the decision time for a claim, the SSA has identified a list of conditions that have already met their standards for disability benefits. This initiative was created to help those with serious disabilities by simplifying the process. There are two ways your condition will qualify you for benefits under the CAL Initiative.
  • If you have a listed illness or disease that is the same as listed in the schedule of diseases listed on the SSA website, you may automatically qualify for benefits.
  • If your disability has the same signs and symptoms as a disease listed on the schedule under the CAL Initiative, then you may qualify for benefits as well.
Can I receive SSI and SSDI benefits at the same time?
In order to receive concurrent benefits, there are going to be two separate tests. The standard to receive benefits medically is the same in both programs. The difference between the two programs is your work history and income level. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have worked for the last five years and paid into the Social Security system. If you qualify for SSDI and your monthly compensation is less than the maximum amount, currently $783, you could be eligible under the SSI program. Remember, you must qualify for each one individually. In order to qualify for SSI, you must not have income greater than the maximum nor can your net worth be greater than $3,000. This looks at both your income and your household income. For example, if you were receiving $500 for SSDI, you could qualify for $283 under the SSI program.
Why do I need a lawyer to help me apply for SSDI?
Hiring an attorney to help you with your Social Security Disability application is beneficial as it can decrease the length of time it takes for you to get an approval. Their experience in these cases allows them to know what information and documentation you need to receive the maximum amount of benefits.
What happens if my SSDI claim has been denied?
There are two reasons for the denial. The first is that the SSA indicates that you are not qualified for either the SSDI or the SSI program, or both. This is based on your work history, your household income, and your net worth. Generally, unless you believe they are making an error as to what you paid into the social security system or your income level, this is not something that attorneys generally appeal. The second is that the SSA determines that you are not medically qualified for benefits--meaning they believe that you are able to perform gainful employment or your medical condition doesn't qualify. This could be grounds for appeal.  There are four levels of appeal at the administrative or agency level. In order of application, you begin by filing an initial claim. You then file for reconsideration, you then go before an administrative law judge for a hearing, and finally, you can appeal the administrative law judge's decision before the appeals council. You can be approved or denied at any of those four levels. After you have exhausted all four agency levels, you can either start your application over and remain at the administrative level by filing a new initial claim. Or, you can file an appeal by the appeals counsel leaving the agency level and appealing to the federal district court.  
If I don’t have enough work history, or any at all, can I still receive benefits?
Although you may not be able to receive SSDI benefits, you can still apply for Supplemental Security Insurance. Since this is a program based on financial need, you can qualify for these benefits if you do not exceed the Social Security Administration’s limit for income and/or assets.

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