Social Security Benefits: When a Disability Prevents a Person from Working
A long-term disability is one which is expected to last for one year or longer. A physician must confirm the disability. Those finding themselves being long-term disabled will be able to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Even if a person has long-term disability coverage through an employer-sponsored benefit or private disability income insurance, the insurer may still require the person to file for Social Security disability benefits.
How a Long Island Workers’ Compensation Disability Attorney Helps You Apply for Benefits
Application for Social Security benefits can be done individually at SSA.gov, but it is important for disabled people to obtain benefits as soon as possible. However, seven out of ten applications for Social Security benefits will be denied for various reasons. No one should think that the severity of their disability guarantees their application will be approved. The documentation requested is detailed and any seemingly minor omission may result in the application being denied. This is where disabled people will find great benefit in hiring a Long Island Workers’ Compensation disability attorney.
Long Island Work Injury Lawyer Experience Gets Results
As a Long Island Workers’ Compensation law firm, Robert Golan, PC has experience getting benefits for people suffering from various disabilities such as:
- Auto-immune diseases including HIV & AIDS
- Blood disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders dealing with the heart and circulatory system
- Diabetes mellitus
- End Stage Renal Disease
- Headaches or migraines
- Mental health problems
- Neurological disorders dealing with the nervous system
- Orthopedic injuries involving problems with the skeletal system, muscles & joints
- Pulmonary disorders including lung & respiratory difficulty
- Sleep disorders
- Stomach, intestine and liver disorders
Bear in mind that any diagnosed medical condition may qualify for disability benefits. An applicant’s specific disability does not have to be one of those listed by the SSA. As an experienced Long Island work injury lawyer, I can put forth the best possible application to help the disabled person get their benefits. Remember, the SSA will focus more on how functional a person is with their given disability than they will focus on what the actual disability is.
A big part of the success of the application will hinge on the physician’s medical report. Other factors are also important such as the applicant’s age, level of education, prior work experience will affect the approval process. Let my experience substantially increase your chances for success.Share This