The New York City attorneys at the Seelig Law Offices are committed to helping clients obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they deserve. It is devastating to be so injured or ill that you are unable to work. This situation can be made even more difficult if your inability to work impacts your standard of living. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a part of the United States Social Security program that provides financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a serious medical condition. But, obtaining social security benefits can be tricky and it is therefore important to retain an experienced attorney before applying.
Not everyone is eligible for SSDI. To be considered eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- Suffer from a serious medical condition which renders you disabled under the government’s definition;
- The medical condition causes you to be unable to work before the age of 65 and for more than one year; and
- You have paid into the Social Security System in a qualifying position for 5 of the 10 years preceding your injury.
If you are eligible for SSDI, you may be entitled to a number of benefits including:
- A monthly cash stipend during the time you are disabled;
- Medicare health insurance after 24 months of SSDI benefits; and
- Auxiliary benefits for certain family members.
The attorneys at the Seelig Law Offices assist clients during the initial application process and in the appeal of applications that were denied. If retained to file the initial application, they put together the most comprehensive case possible to give you the best chance of being initially approved for benefits. They meet with clients throughout the process and are always available by phone to address any questions or concerns. They also request and review all medical records, correspond with health care providers and can even help you find a specialist, if necessary. The staff fills out all of the necessary paperwork and includes the necessary documents with the application. They also work directly with the Social Security Administration, saving you time and frustration during this time-consuming process.
If your application is initially denied and it is determined appropriate to appeal, they will file all appeals requests and represent you at all interviews and hearings. The attorneys will question witnesses and prepare all legal documents in support of your case. The firm will even appeal to a Federal court if necessary.
The Seelig Law Offices represents people with a wide variety of medical conditions including, but not limited to:
- Orthopedic conditions
- Pulmonary disorders
- Heart and vascular disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Cancer and other illnesses
- Blood disorders
- Mental health conditions
- Sleep disorders
They offer a free consultation during which they will advise you as to whether or not you should pursue SSDI benefits. While you pay a small upfront fee to cover the firm’s costs, the Seelig Law Offices does not get paid unless you receive benefits.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a medical condition and is unable to work, they may be entitled to SSDI benefits. Contact the New York City attorneys at the Seelig Law Offices for a free consultation by calling (212)766-0600.