Social Security Disability FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions About Social Security Disability


Filing a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a high-stakes endeavor. If you succeed, you will have much-needed relief and support as you grapple with your physical or mental condition that prevents you from working as you once did. If your claim is denied, you have the opportunity to appeal. Claimants who work with experienced attorneys typically find the process much less burdensome and more likely to succeed.

Clients of The Klein Law Group, P.C., are pleased to discover that we value and practice clear and open communication. This “Social Security Disability FAQ” page serves as a guide to other pages on this website that may begin to answer your questions.

Let Us Know What You Are Wondering About

We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions in person. Contact us to discuss these or other concerns that you have:

Am I eligible for benefits?

If your disability leaves you unable to work for a year or more, you may well be a good candidate for Social Security Disability.

How do I apply for Social Security?

Unlike some law firms that say, “Don’t call us until your claim has been denied,” we are glad to offer advice and guidance upfront, before you apply.

Why hire a lawyer?

Some people are afraid that paying a lawyer’s fees will be too great a price to pay for help with a Social Security Disability claim. People who work with The Klein Law Group, P.C., nearly always discover that any hesitation was unfounded, as they experience the benefits that our services can bring.

What if I can’t afford a doctor?

Based on our years of experience, we may have the advice you need to answer this question, according to your unique circumstances.

Do I have a case?

This is a fundamental question — and taking advantage of a lawyer’s free initial consultation is an essential element. We are confident that we can review and analyze your case and offer direction on how you can best succeed at your claim if you do, in fact, have a case.

What if my claim was denied?

Your claim may have been denied because you do not, in fact, have a viable case. On the other hand, with more evidence, you may succeed by appealing a denial.

Can I expedite my Social Security Disability hearing?

Certain types of cases can go to the front of the line. Talk to us to learn whether your case falls within those parameters.

Can I work while on Social Security Disability?

The short answer is: yes, you may be able to under certain circumstances. Talk to an SSD lawyer for more information.

How are SSD benefit amounts determined?

The answer is complex. Regardless of what the mathematical formula is, remember to report all income you earned while still working.

Will I have to pay income tax on Social Security benefits?

This question is best answered by a tax attorney or your local taxing authority. Our law firm can offer general direction.

What is Supplementary Security Income?

Also known as SSI, Supplementary Security Income provides benefits to people within income guidelines.

Does workers’ compensation affect Social Security?

Please see our article on this very topic. It is important to work with an attorney to ensure that you do not make mistakes that could cost you benefits.

Consult With An Experienced New York Attorney About SSD Claims And Benefits

For more information regarding the unique questions you have about Social Security Disability, contact The Klein Law Group in New York City (NYC) by email or by calling 917-639-5350 for a free consultation.