According to New York State data, roughly 60 percent of disability claims filed under the Social Security Disability and SSI disability programs are denied because applicants fail to meet criteria. In order to qualify for disability benefits in New York, claimants must prove that their physical or mental conditions will last at least 12 months. The condition or illness does not need to be occupation-related, but it must prevent claimants from performing their normal work duties.
The Social Security Administration has an official list of medical impairments – also called the “blue book”—that qualify New Yorkers for disability benefits under the Social Security System.
The following medical conditions are included in the Blue Book list:
New York residents may still be eligible for SSDI benefits even if their illness or condition is not on the “Listing of Impairments.” As long as the condition is substantiated by medical and clinical reports and limits your residual functional capacity (RFC) thus impairing your ability to work, you may still qualify for disability benefits.
Being represented by an experienced Social Security disability lawyer can substantially increase the chances of getting the benefits you need and deserve. Whether you have concerns about SSDI eligibility in NY, want expert assistance filing a claim, or appeal a denied application, you can rely on Aronova & Associates for effective support and guidance. For years, our attorneys have advocated for disabled individuals throughout New York City, Long Island and Nassau County. Call us today to schedule a free and confidential legal evaluation.
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