Apply for Social Security Disability in New York

When you need to apply for Social Security Disability, Social Security looks at a list of rules to before determining you are "disabled" by your inability to work. The Social Security Administration considers you disabled if:

    • You can’t perform the work you did before;
    • They decide you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
    • Your disability has lasted or is likely to last for at least one year or to result in death.
    • Social Security pays only for total disability, not a partial disability. 

      Why do many people think applying for benefits is hard?

      Many people all they have to do is simply explain their situation to Social Security to receive their disability check. Unfortunately, that’s not the way administration works.

      Applying for Social Security disability benefits is pretty complicated.  You must prove you are “disabled” according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition.

      Why are most people who apply for Social Security benefits denied?

      The Social Security disability system consists of thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures.  If your doctor doesn’t know the legal definition of disability or if a Social Security employee fails to obtain medical evidence on your behalf, you claim may be denied.  If you appeal, you can also lose your case is handled improperly.

      How likely am I to win benefits?

      Every Social Security Disability case is unique. At Klein, Wagner & Morris, LLP, we offer a free consultation of your disability case. We’ll take the time to get to know your case – inside and out – so we can prepare you and your evidence properly. Contact our experienced attorneys today to learn more.

           

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      Once you're denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don't wait too long. You can miss the deadline to appeal.