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Our Social Security Disability Attorneys serving Hartford

With attorneys who have decades of experience serving numerous employees, Costello, Coombes & Brown LLC provides exceptional service to clients dealing with both worker’s compensation and social security disability cases. Our partnerships are easily accessible, and we strongly believe that good communication between clients and attorneys result in a positive result.
To further distance ourselves from other competitors, Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP represents their clients from the beginning of the trial to closing arguments. Our firm does not refer other attorneys to any trial work. Since we are paid directly by the Social Security Administration from your retroactive benefits, our fee is only contingent upon winning these benefits. Barring any medical report fees, there are no upfront costs to you.

What is Social Security Disability?

If you or a loved one in the Hartford area has suffered from a life-changing illness or injury, you may not be able to work. As a result, you may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Some of the applicants must meet the non-medical requirements of one or both disability programs before their claim is sent to an examiner. To qualify and apply for Social Security Disability, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Unable to work due to a medical condition expected to last 12 months or result in death
  • Are currently unmarried and not blind
  • Have not received or applied for any benefits in the past
  • Meet the Social Security Administration (SSA) definition of disability
You are also entitled to four basic benefits:
  • Medical treatment
  • Disability payments
  • Permanent disability settlement (Permanent impairment from your injury)
  • Vocational rehabilitation (Should there be a situation where you cannot return to your usual job and there is no position for you)

Filing a Claim for Social Security Disability

Report your accident to your employer as soon as possible. Make sure you report your claim within a certain time frame, otherwise it will be denied. To find out if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you can complete the initial application online. Also, you can fill out a Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) as well.
Our experienced attorneys, who have gone through the process numerous times, can handle your claim all the way through the entire process. If necessary, we will even fill out your application and disability report. Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP will also collect all the necessary medical evidence needed while the Social Security Administration (SSA) will review your claim as we hope for the best.
There are a total of eight (8) district offices that can hold your hearing. These locations include:
  • Hartford
  • New Britain
  • Middletown
  • Norwich
  • New Haven
  • Waterbury
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
Held by commissioners, formal and informal hearings are held at district offices, while the Compensation Review Board will hold hearing for appeals at the chairman’s office. The usual timeframe to receive your social security disability ranges between 1-24 months, or two years. The more serious your disability is, the higher the chances of you getting approved, and rather quickly.

When to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney in Hartford

While it is not required to have an attorney with you to seek out benefits, it would be best for you to have a representative. In fact, many who are represented on a disability claim basis are prone to a higher approval rating, a need for fewer appeals, and more favorable “dates of onset”. A good disability lawyer will help monitor your case with the Social Security Administration, and they will review your case to determine if any strengthening is needed.
Our disability lawyers in Hartford know how to properly represent you, starting from your initial application all the way through the decision. If, for some reason, your claim has been denied, we will aggressively appeal, and gather as much medical information as possible for the ball to be in your court. For anyone who has already been denied in the process without assistance, it is suggested that you seek legal help from one of us to assist in the next appeal.
By working with Costello, Coombes, and Brown, LLP, you always have our interest. If you are denied the rights to your disability, and are under legal advertisement, we shall immediately appeal and request for consideration on your end. If you should be denied a second time, we will also request a hearing from the Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ. Our attorneys in Hartford will always have your back, willing to put up a fight for what you truly deserve.

Hartford’s Social Security Attorneys

Do you need any assistance with your social security disability case? Then reach out to a consultant to set up a meeting to discuss your possible case. We are always here to support you. Contact our offices at ( and schedule your appointment today!


Experienced Attorneys in Hartford for Over 30 Years

At the law office of Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we provide a personal touch in all of our cases. We believe that the more in tune we are with our clients, the better the outcome will be. We are always accessible for our clients in Hartford and the surrounding Connecticut towns. We have litigated for dozens of cases over the past three decades for a variety of personal injury cases.

Personal Injury Cases we Assist With in Hartford:

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Hartford

Aggressively pursuing our client’s rights and vigorously protecting their interests

At Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we’ve successfully helped numerous individuals who have suffered injuries at the fault of another parties’ negligence. When you’ve experienced an accident on the job, it’s best to trust a personal injury attorney or more specifically, a workers’ compensation attorney in Hartford.

Navigating through a Workers’ Compensation case is not easy. Both, Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, are board certified Workers’ Compensation specialists who can walk you through the entire process, helping you make your claim all the way until the completion of the case. We will aggressively negotiate for our Hartford clients to receive the full and fair compensation that they are entitled to. 

Social Security Disability Attorneys in Hartford

Providing sound, practical advice for our clients in Hartford and throughout Connecticut

Applying for Hartford Social Security Disability benefits can be lengthy and complicated. Due to the nature of the claim you wish to process, it’s best to find an advocate who has your best interests in mind. The Hartford Social Security Disability lawyers at Costello, Coombes, and Brown, can do just that! We’ll carefully and precisely walk you through the entire process, helping you not only understand what needs to be completed but increasing your chances of receiving benefits. By receiving expert legal advice from our attorneys, we’ll help you stay away from additional reviews or appeals for your case.

If you are suffering from a physical or mental illness that is preventing you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Reach out to one of our personal injury lawyers who specialize in Social Security Disability to receive the assistance you deserve.

The Experience & Compassion You Need, When You Need It

When you find yourself in a difficult situation, whether from an injury on the job or a disability hindering you from working, you can find solace in a professional, experienced personal injury lawyer at Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP.

We are passionate about helping our Hartford clients receive the compensation they deserve, and our history proves it. We have experience in hundreds of Workers’ Compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims, working until the very end to receive the most beneficial outcome. To get started, call us at 860-560-0468 or fill out our contact form.

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As with most personal injury firms Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP does
not charge for the initial consultation. There are no charges for lawyer services
unless you are compensated for your injury.

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