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Appealing a denied Social Security Disability claim

New York residents who are unable to work because of an illness or disability can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, but their claims are unlikely to be approved during the initial review process. Only 35% of disability claims were approved by the Social…

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Medical conditions that qualify for SSDI benefits

Qualifying to receive SSDI benefits in New York is not always easy. There are many conditions that need to be met. This can be harder to do if you have a certain set of symptoms that do not match precisely with those in the Blue…

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Civil service disability in New York

Civil servants in New York work hard for the communities they love, and the job is not without its perks and benefits. Even those who cannot make it to retirement due to an injury or health issues may still qualify for a pension. What is…

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The requirements for civil service disability benefits

Civil servants in New York and around the country who are unable to perform their duties due to a medical condition or injury may apply for civil service disability retirement benefits, but their employing agencies should be notified first. This is because those agencies must…

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Why your SSD claim may be denied

There are many reasons why a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may be denied in New York. Knowing the potential causes of a claim denial can help you better plan your next steps. Some of the most common reasons for a denied Social…

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Differences between short- and long-term disability claims

Short-term and long-term disability insurance can help you make ends meet when you are unable to work in New York due to illness or injury. Do you need both types of disability insurance, and if so, how do they differ? How disability insurance works Like…

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Can you make a Social Security disability appeal?

In many situations, you are able to make an appeal for Social Security disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies most applications on the first try. You could add more information to prove your disability in your appeal. While you’re waiting for your application to…

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Understanding the spinal cord and its related injuries in New York

Your spinal cord is responsible for transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body. This makes it the second most important organ, right after the brain. If you or your loved one in New York experienced a spinal injury, depending on the…

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What to know about disability insurance

If you find yourself unable to work in New York because of a disability, an option is to obtain financial help from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Since many people pay into Social Security with each paycheck, you could get disability insurance so that you…

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Do you have to be permanently disabled for SSD and SSI?

You may be thinking about claiming your SSI or SSD benefits in New York. This may come as the result of an injury that you have recently suffered. You may still be in doubt whether this injury is severe or truly permanent. This may require…

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