Obtaining social security disability benefits can significantly change your life if you are unable to work due to a serious injury or illness. However, the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be confusing. An experienced NY disability attorney can patiently explain how to go about acquiring SSDI in an easily accessible manner.

Steps to apply for SSDI benefitsSocial security disability insurance is a federal program that provides benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a disability. Before applying for SSDI benefits, you should take a moment to look over the required qualifications. If the SSA determines that you do need meet the criteria for benefits, your application is denied.

A disability attorney in NY can assist you with the following steps for applying for SSDI:

? Setup an appointment. First, you should call the Social Security Administration office and arrange a meeting either over the phone or in person. If you choose to set up a meeting over the phone, make sure you keep a log of the names of the people with whom you speak.
? Prepare the necessary documents. With the help of an experienced NY disability lawyer, you should prepare the necessary documents. This includes copies of your work history, W-2 forms, medical information, a valid birth certificate, your Social Security number, and information about past and current marriages.
? Wait for approval. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will then review and evaluate your case to determine if you qualify for benefits. It can take the SSA several months to assess your work and medical history and you should be patient. If you do qualify for SSDI benefits, it is important to realize that the SSA will conduct periodic evaluations regarding your health to determine if you are healthy enough to return to work at any time.

You may be denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, you can appeal and have your case reevaluated. If your case is denied, you must hire a skilled NY social security disability attorney to help you initiate the appeals process.

Contact usYou have a lot at stake; we have the experience to assist you. We look forward to your placing your trust in our law firm. Contact us today at 212-227-7200 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

Obtaining social security disability benefits can significantly change your life if you are unable to work due to a serious injury or illness. However, the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be confusing. An experienced NY disability attorney can patiently explain how to go about acquiring SSDI in an easily accessible manner.

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