If you have a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to federal benefits. A medical condition that is either permanent or keeps you out of work for over 12 months can qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). A vast majority of people who qualify, however, are denied outright. You need a lawyer who can fight for your rights – at application and on appeal. Since 1972, Jacoby and Meyers has been providing the type of legal assistance disabled persons in the New York City area need to secure benefits.
Aiding in All Steps of the Disability Application Process
The Social Security Disability Association’s application process is complex. There are strict filing requirements and deadlines. Our attorneys assist those making initial applications, as well as prior applicants who wish to appeal a denial. An initial denial for SSDI is not a final decision. It is often reversed when applicants work with an experienced SSDI attorney. The Jacoby and Meyers legal team has a high success rate. We work with you to obtain a strong understanding of your underlying disability, work history, and current restrictions. Armed with this evidence, our legal team has the skills and knowledge to successfully argue your case.
Determining SSDI Benefit Amount
The amount of your Social Security Disability Insurance benefits depends upon how much money you paid into the Social Security system during your entire working career. Persons with dependents receive a larger benefit than those of single persons. Medical care under Medicare health insurance is an additional benefit. Medicare benefits can help you pay for hospital, physician, and nursing care, as well as medications and supplies.
Social Security Disability Insurance strictly relates to your ability to work. You must be found to be disabled to secure benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, you are disabled if:
- You cannot do work that you did before;
- You cannot adjust to other types of work because of your medical condition; and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least a year or to result in death
Medical proof of your disability is required. The injury or illness itself is not the hardest prong to prove. Your ability to work, education, age, and recent employment all play a significant role in determining disability. This is where an experienced SSDI attorney can help. We work with medical and vocational experts in putting together your case to prove not only injury, but also inability to work.
Types of Disabilities
Our lawyers have secured benefits for all types of Social Security Disability impairments, such as:
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
We are committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Our Social Security Disability Insurance clients pay no attorneys fees until and unless we successfully win your case.
If you are applying for, or have been denied, Social Security Disability benefits, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.