Compensation When You're Unable To Work

Social Security DisabilityIf you suffer from an injury, illness or combination of impairments that prevents you from working in any capacity, you may be eligible for monetary benefits and health insurance from the Social Security Administration.

The U.S. government offers many different programs to provide safety, security and peace of mind to millions of disabled Americans. These programs have different rules for establishing your entitlement. However, they all require that you suffer from an impairment that renders you unable to perform your work for at least one full year or is expected to result in your death.

It can be difficult to obtain benefits, however. As such, it is important to retain an attorney who can help guide you through the process. Assisting individuals in Long Island and New York City for more than 30 years, the lawyers at Terry Katz & Associates, PC, can help you get the aid you need.

Common Setbacks To Obtaining SSD

The two most common programs are Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB, also known as SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While the medical requirements for these programs are the same, there are important differences in the nonmedical requirements. It is possible to be eligible for both programs.

SSD benefits are generally available to disabled individuals who have a solid work history and have paid Social Security taxes for at least five of the last 10 years.

SSI, meanwhile, is akin to a welfare program for the disabled. To receive benefits, you must only meet certain income requirements. You must generally have less than $2,000 in assets, not counting the value of your home and one car.

Clearly, the rules for SSI can be complex and difficult to understand. We will help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you need.

How A Lawyer Can Help

The Social Security Administration is designed so that 60-70 percent of all initial applications are denied, even when you give the government all of the information they ask for. Sometimes, it can seem like the Social Security Administration is trying to hold you back.

This is why it is helpful to work with the attorneys at Terry Katz & Associates, PC. We know what information the government wants, and we know how they process their cases. We have successfully represented thousands of clients. Even if your case is denied, we can help you file an appeal and take your case to court to fight for the benefits you deserve.

Contact us for a free consultation. There is no upfront fee; we only get paid if we win your case. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at 516-874-3798 or 888-540-2574, or you may reach us online.