The initial process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is not actually complicated. You may not need an attorney’s help. You can go to your local Social Security office or apply online. If you have an obvious disability such as a spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, you may receive benefits with no hassles.
However, many people with less dramatic disabilities than paralysis soon discover that applying is basically the first step to a denial. It is common for the Social Security Administration to deny initial claims and require applicants to appeal, go to hearings, document disabilities in great detail and jump through numerous hoops.
If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, we at The Klein Law Group, P.C., strongly advise you to discuss your case with a lawyer first. If you have a physical condition that you fail to mention on your initial application, this omission may come back to haunt you. For example, if you have pain in your hands that you fail to mention, and your case is denied, you may later learn that including that ailment among your evidence is the key to approval of benefits. However, you will only receive back benefits dating to when you reported all the conditions that your disability rating was based on. Forgetting to mention a painful knee or an anxiety disorder could prove to be a very costly mistake.
At The Klein Law Group, P.C., our years of experience have taught us to be thorough and methodical as we evaluate every new client’s SSD case. We are prepared to help you determine what all you should include in your Social Security Disability application. We are also available to represent you if your initial claim is denied and we believe you have a valid case.
Contact One Of Our New York (NY) Social Security Disability Attorneys
Please do not hesitate to bring us your questions such as, “How do I apply for Social Security in New York?” If you are disabled and unable to work as you once did for at least a year, you may well qualify. We can advise you on ways to maximize your chances of success. For more information, contact The Klein Law Group in New York City (NYC) by calling 917-639-5350 for a free consultation.