Brooklyn Social Security Disability Lawyer
If a disability is preventing you from working, you might be eligible to collect disability benefits. Find out by consulting with a Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer.
When you suffer a significant injury or illness that has interfered with your day-to-day functions and way of life, knowing what options are available to you is incredibly important. For many, filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a reliable income source that allows them to maintain their quality of life following a disabling accident or injury.
But knowing the necessary steps to take when filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) isn’t exactly common knowledge. In fact, it’s more common that those without legal guidance find that their claim has been denied, leaving them struggling to both make ends meet and maintain their health and wellbeing.
Working with a Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, will help you ensure the success of your SSD claim. Using our experience and legal know-how, our team will build an application that stands the best chance of being approved. This will allow you to maintain your quality of life and focus on getting better, rather than succumbing to financial and physical pressures.
Get Your SSD Claim Approved
When it comes to ensuring the success of your claim and receiving the benefits you need to manage a lifestyle that is both comfortable and sustainable, having an attorney on your side is absolutely critical. Your Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer will be your guide throughout the process.
Using our experience and knowledge of the law, we will guide you through every step of the claims process to ensure that no mistakes are made and that everything is filed on time. We will gather all of the necessary paperwork and evidence and ensure that everything is submitted in accordance with the mandated deadlines.
Should your claim be denied, we will walk you through the necessary steps to file an appeal. We will help you determine the required steps to ensure your claim has the best possible chance of being approved.
What Is Covered Under SSDI?
Knowing if your disabilities or illnesses are covered under Social Security Disability Insurance is crucial to building the strongest case possible. If you are suffering from an ailment that is covered by law, it will be that much easier for your Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer to get your claim approved.
Some of the main disabilities that are covered under SSDI include the following:
- Cardiovascular ailments, such as heart disease and chronic heart failure
- Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, schizophrenia, or any other mental disability that hinders your ability to work
- Injuries pertaining to your senses, such as vision, speech, or hearing loss
- Immune system illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS or kidney disease
- Neurological disabilities, such as Parkinson’s or epilepsy
- Respiratory diseases, such as cystic fibrosis
If Your SSD Claim Has Been Denied
Sadly, it isn’t uncommon for a Social Security Disability filing to be denied. However, with the help of a qualified Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer on your side, rectifying the situation becomes much more likely.
First, your attorney will need to determine why it is that your claim was denied in the first place:
- Your injuries are not substantial enough or will not affect your ability to work for a long enough period of time
- Your household generates too much income
- You didn’t supply the Social Security Administration with the necessary paperwork, be it medical or otherwise
- You were convicted of a crime in the past
Once we have determined the reason for your claim’s denial and that an appeal is an appropriate course of action, we will move on toward filing the necessary legal paperwork and getting the ball rolling on the legal proceedings. When filing an appeal, time is of the essence—filing too late could result in losing your ability to appeal.
When You Can File for Social Security Disability
To file a claim and receive benefits, you and your Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer will need to prove a few things to build a substantial claim. First, you must be able to prove the true nature and extent of your damages. These damages can be either physical or mental, and they are usually proven (at least in part) through verified medical records.
Next, we will need to prove the extent to which your injuries have hindered you from living life as you normally would. For the most success in recouping Social Security Disability benefits, you will need to prove how your injuries or illnesses have kept you—and will keep you in the future—from maintaining steady employment and regular income.
For example, if you were the victim of a back injury that deteriorated over time to the point that you were unable to keep a steady job, you would likely be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Our job is then to prove how the injuries or illnesses will impact your future. Even if your injuries were not severe originally, it’s possible for your situation to decline to the point where you become eligible for SSDI.
Finally, the last thing your Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer must do is prove that your illness is either expected to last or has already lasted at least twelve months. Similarly, if a medical diagnosis predicts that your illness will result in death, your application should be approved, as well.
Connect with a Brooklyn SSDI Lawyer
If you have sustained significant injuries or illnesses that prevent you from working—whether they are mental or physical—you may have the right to file for Social Security Disability benefits to help you maintain your quality of life. If you are ready to begin the application process, a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, would be happy to assist you.
To speak with an experienced Brooklyn Social Security Disability lawyer regarding your benefits, get in touch with us today. We can be reached by phone at 212-385-9190. Alternatively, you can also request a free consultation by filling out our online contact form, located at the bottom of the page.