Knowledgeable Social Security Disability Attorneys in Brooklyn and Staten Island
Our law firm has decades of experience with New York disability laws
At Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC, we understand the difficulties you face while suffering from a disability and unable to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs that pay monthly cash benefits to those unable to work due to illness, injury or a worsening health condition:
- Social Security Disability (SSD)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Our New York Social Security Disability lawyers can help you determine which program is right for you under your circumstances.
We break down complex Social Security Disability laws and explain your options
Social Security Disability bases its payment of benefits on your earnings over the past 10 years. Supplement Security Income, on the other hand, pays benefits to disabled adults and children who do not have sufficient earnings to qualify for SSD. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance determines qualifications for SSD in New York. This office's Division of Disability Determinations makes the critical decisions on disability claims. Here is an overview of SSD and SSI beneficiary requirements:
- You must have paid enough into Social Security to be deemed "insured"
- You must not be gainfully employed
- You must be under a disability that has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months
- You are under the age of 65
We provide winning legal solutions for your disability claim
If your initial SSD application is denied, there is no need to panic. More than half of first-time claims are denied in an effort to weed out frivolous claims. But many of these are not frivolous – they are just not completed properly. Our Social Security Disability lawyers know all the nuances of filing these claims and can help you file completely and properly. And, if your application is denied again, we stand by you all the way through appeal. We are determined to get you the benefits you deserve. We work with you to ensure you have all the medical documentation required to establish your claim and present your case in the most advantageous manner for a positive outcome.
Set up an appointment today and let our skilled attorneys assist with your SSD needs
Our law firm has been assisting people with disability needs for over 35 years in downtown Brooklyn and Staten Island. We have vast resources to assist us and we take the time to get to know each of our clients to become familiar with you and your needs. We offer services on a contingency fee basis so you pay no attorney's fee unless we recover for you. Call us today at (718) 625-2300 to set up an appointment with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.