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Monday, November 29, 2021

Is Hearing Loss Considered A Disability?


Hearing loss is something the majority of all Americans will deal with in their lifetime. It is therefore unsurprising that the Social Security Administration strictly limits the ability of people to qualify for disability benefits just for hearing loss. Giving disability benefits to everyone who suffers hearing loss would swiftly bankrupt the Social Security system. However, if your hearing loss is affecting your ability to work, you may be eligible for


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Monday, November 29, 2021

5 Reasons You Should Re-apply For SSDI Benefits After Your Initial Claim Was Denied


You’ve probably heard that there’s only one chance to make a first impression. And you may have been advised to measure twice because you can only cut a piece of wood one time. There are many things in this world you only get one shot at. Thankfully, applying for


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Student Loan Forgiveness For Disabled Individuals


For many disabled individuals in New York City, student loans are a nightmare. Account balances continue to grow, go into default, and loom over you as a reminder of another dream having a


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Securing SSI Benefits For Your Child Can Make A World Of Difference


Raising a child with a disability takes lots of love and patience beyond measure. Most parents have those assets in abundance. What they may not have are the financial resources necessary to provide the extra medical care, special training, and activities that will enrich their child’s life. Families who need financial assistance in order to help their disabled child live his or her best life should consider applying for


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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

5 Tips For Picking An Attorney That Is “Just Right” For You


As children, we were all told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In case you need a reminder, it’s the one where a precocious child breaks into the home of three unsuspecting bears, and tries out all their stuff. When the bears return they either eat her, chase her off, or help her find her way home, depending on how much your parents want to scare you that day.

Kids love the story because it is thrilling to think of exploring a bear family’s home, but they also identify with Goldilocks and her quest for things that are “just right.” Children are naturally curious, and their explorations often lead them to things that are too hot or cold, big or little, hard or soft before they find something “just right.


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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Can I Collect Social Security And A Civil Service Disability Pension?


Many retirees, and public employees in particular, must deal with serious health issues in their post-work lives. If your illness or injury was work-related, The Seelig Law Group can help you obtain New York civil service disability benefits, and any other retirement or disability benefits you are eligible for, like Social Security.

It is often possible to collect money from both systems, but


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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Paralympic Athletes Inspire Us All


This summer, thousands of disabled athletes are traveling to Tokyo to compete in the Paralympic Games. It is a shining example of the amazing things disabled individuals can accomplish if they are given the support they need to thrive. At the Seelig Law Group, we are proud of the work we do to make sure disabled people in New York City can tap into all of the benefits they are eligible for.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Can Pregnant Women Get Disability Benefits?


Bringing a new life into this world is a blessing unlike any other. But it often comes with some difficulty. All women must adjust their lifestyle to protect their growing bump, but some are put on bed rest for serious conditions like pre-eclampsia, blood clots, or bleeding. Many women whose ability to work during pregnancy is limited wonder if they qualify for disability. At the Seelig Law Group, we help women in New York City get


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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Will My Social Security Disability Benefits Pay For That?


Your rent or mortgage, grocery bills, and prescription drugs cost about the same amount each and every month. They are predictable. You can budget for them.

Other expenses pop up out of nowhere and surprise you. You get injured or sick and need extra care.


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Disability Benefits Can Take Months To Kick In


When you have been injured or suffered an illness that makes it impossible for you to work, do not wait to file an application for disability benefits. Manhattan residents often end up waiting half a year for their Social Security Disability applications to be processed, so it is important to file as soon as possible. If you need help filing your application, or appealing a denial, the Seelig Law Offices is here for you.


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Monday, June 28, 2021

Three Myths About Social Security Disability


When Mythbusters was on the Discovery Channel, it was must-see tv. Each week hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman would test the validity of rumors, urban legends, movie scenes, Internet videos, and news stories. The guys, who have backgrounds in special effects, would often build (and destroy!) elaborate experiments, machines, and sets in search of the truth.

Over the years the show ran, it was shocking to learn that things we had always assumed were true were likely myths. But it was just as shocking when things we assumed would be easily mythbusted turned out to be true.


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