No one ever wants to feel that sudden twinge of pain in an area of their body. That’s because more often than not, this is an indicator that you have suffered an injury. But when that pain continues, most people know that they have a more serious problem on their hands and may need treatments that can result in costly medical bills and even time away from work.
As many of our more frequent Long Island readers know though, sometimes people never fully recover from an injury. Sometimes the injury is so severe it leaves them disabled for the rest of their life. Unable to do daily tasks without challenges, people in this situation oftentimes need to leave the workforce as well, which creates a financial strain few can comprehend.
If you apply for Social Security Disability benefits though, you may not have to worry so much about your finances. That’s because federal programs like SSD provide benefits to people who are unable to work because of a disabling illness or injury. Not only can these benefits help offset the fact that you are unable to work, but they can also be used to help cover your medical expenses and other costs of living as well.
Even though it is possible to apply for SSD on your own, many people who have attempted the process in this fashion are left feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. That’s because the Social Security Administration is very strict about how applications have to be filled out and how the information you provide must be explained. Even the smallest of mistakes on an application can lead to a devastating rejection letter.
Because your time is important to you and you probably don’t want to see another rejection letter down the road, seeking help from a lawyer is a good idea. Here at Terry Katz & Associates, P.C., our lawyers have considerable knowledge about the application process and know what the Administration is looking for in a claim. We also have experience with the appeals process, which is another part of applying for SSD benefits that can leave people feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
If your injury has left you disabled and unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t you owe it to yourself to get access to it with as little frustration as possible?