Social Security Disability Insurance Lawyers in New York
Being disabled and unable to work is a challenging situation. Although you want to work, an impairment prevents you from working. You struggle financially due to your inability to provide income for yourself and your family.
At the Robert A. Koenigsberg Law Offices, our disability lawyers help individuals with serious physical, emotional and mental conditions secure disability benefits. You may be eligible for SSDI benefits if you have not been or will not be able to work for at least one year or you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Contact our law firm by e-mail or call 212-964-9292 to schedule a free consultation with us.
What Is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
This is a monetary safety net provided by the Social Security Administration to people with qualifying disabilities. Benefits are paid to individuals who have been in the workforce for a minimum number of years. Generally, you must have been employed for 10 years, with five of those years prior to the date you became totally disabled. For impaired children or disabled adults without a strong work history, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be an alternative option.
How Does the SSDI Process Work?
Either with the help of our attorneys or on your own, you must complete an initial application and submit medical documentation of your impairment. Providing medical evidence that documents the full scope of your impairment is one of the most important components of your claim for disability benefits.
Many claims are initially denied. Following a denial, you have 60 days to request a reconsideration hearing. At the hearing, we will help you demonstrate why your limitations are serious enough to qualify you for disability benefits.
The next step in the process is to have your case heard by an Administrative Law Judge. The judge examines your disability and work limitations. He or she will also consider a number of additional factors including your age, education, skills and employment history. If it is determined that you cannot adjust to a new form of work, you may receive benefits.
Common Questions an SSDI Attorney are asked:
- Appeals council and federal court
- Can I file a new application while my appeal is pending?
- Dire needs claims
- Working with your doctor
- Must I wait 12 months to file?
- Over age 50 claims
- Can my family receive SSDI benefits?
Contact an SSDI Attorney
Contact our law firm by e-mail today or call 212-964-9292 to schedule an appointment. We can help you secure the benefits you need. Our law firm assists clients throughout New York City.