Social Security Disability Lawyers
The Social Security disability lawyers at Aronova & Associates have made it their mission to help disabled individuals in Nassau County, Manhattan, and throughout New York City to collect the maximum amount of benefits owed to them under this program.
The Federal Government’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides cash payments to people who have a disability that keeps them from working. SSDI funds are derived from payroll taxes. Individuals are eligible to receive SSD insurance if they have accumulated enough “work credits” through their prior employment history.
You must be 18 or older to receive SSDI benefits, though the children (and spouse) of a disabled person may be qualified to receive “auxiliary”, or partial, benefits.
Over two-thirds of SSDI applicants are turned down for benefits when they first apply. Don’t be discouraged if you are denied! Contact Aronova & Associates no matter where you are in the process of applying for disability benefits, and let us put our decades of experience to work for you and family, making sure you get the benefits you rightly deserve.
A Social Security Disability Lawyer Will Help You Qualify and Apply for SSDI Benefits
Our SSDI attorneys can help you at every stage of the SSDI benefits process. While some claimants submit their applications without legal assistance and do receive benefits, you can increase the likelihood of having your application approved when you enlist an experienced attorney to help guide you through the process.
You will owe us no fees unless your application is approved, and federal law limits the fees that SSDI attorneys can receive. Once your application is approved, we will receive a predetermined percentage of the amount you are awarded.
Preparing the Social Security Disability Application
SSDI benefits will not begin until at least six months after you have first suffered a disability, but preparing your application as soon as possible will accelerate the review of your case. One of the primary reasons that many applications are denied is that they are submitted with incomplete or inaccurate information. Seasoned lawyers at Aronova & Associates will review your SSDI application and make sure that all necessary information is included and presented properly.
Social Security Disability Qualifications
Questions about your SSDI eligibility? Our lawyers will verify that you have worked in jobs that are covered by Social Security, and that your condition meets the government’s definitions of disability. Those definitions can be very confusing to anyone who does not have experience in disability law. Your SSDI attorney will be able explain them to you in ordinary language, and help you describe your disability in a manner that best fits the definition.
Responding to Denied Social Security Disability Applications
A denial of your initial SSDI application is not the end of the application and qualification process. An experienced SSDI attorney from Aronova & Associates can guide you through the next phases of the process. As your advocates, and we will fight for your rights when the bureaucracy turns down your initial claim for benefits.
Helping with the SSDI Appeal Process
More than 70% of initial SSDI applications are denied. An applicant can always file a brand new application, but that requires submitting a completely new package of application materials, and it delays the start of any SSDI payments.
Claimants whose initial applications are denied also have a limited amount of time to appeal. In many states the first step of an appeal is a reconsideration of the initial application. New York and a few other states have eliminated this reconsideration step, and Social Security disability appeals in New York go directly to an administrative law judge for a hearing.
The Social Security Administration will send its own attorneys and representatives to these hearings, and your SSDI attorney will rebut the Administration’s arguments and will use his or her skills and experience to explain the claimant’s application and to advocate a favorable response.
Understanding the Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs that distribute cash payouts to individuals who qualify under the federal government’s definition of “disability.” What is the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? SSDI is for workers who have built up the required number of work credits, while SSI benefits are distributed to lower-income individuals who do not have enough work experience to qualify for SSDI.
If you have questions about your and your family’s entitlements under SSDI, an experienced attorney at Aronova & Associates is available to provide you with answers and represent your interests throughout the various application and appeals processes.
Aronova & Associates: New York SSDI Lawyers Who Will Fight for Your Benefits
The SSDI lawyers at Aronova & Associates have represented clients in Manhattan, Nassau County, and throughout the rest of New York State throughout the SSDI process. Even if you did not hire a Social Security disability lawyer to help you with your initial application, Aronova & Associates will go over your application if it has been denied, and will advise and represent you if you elect to file an appeal.
The SSDI program was never intended to be confusing or to be a roadblock that prevents disabled workers from receiving their benefits, but it grew into a complex system that can be difficult to navigate. Our social security disability lawyers have the knowledge and experience to guide you through it, and we look forward to working with you to apply for and execute your claim.
Additional “SSDI Benefits” Resources:
- SSA.gov: Social Security: Overview of Our Disability Programs. https://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/overview-disability.htm
- Disability-benefits-help.org: Always Be Prepared When Filing a Social Security Claim. https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/disability-tips/be-prepared-when-filing-social-security-disability-application
- SSA.gov: Disability Planner: How You Qualify. https://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dqualify.html