For those suffering from a disability that is preventing them from working, even doing typically normal everyday tasks may become difficult or impossible to accomplish. If you are suffering from a debilitating injury, illness or mental condition, such as depression, even leaving your house may be a chore.
Yet, when you reach out to the Social Security Administration for benefits, there are certain requirements that must be met and you must show proof that your condition qualifies for such benefits. This step often requires applicants in New York and elsewhere to reach out to their medical professionals and collecting the necessary documents to prove his or her disabling condition.
A majority of applicants who submit for Social Security disability benefits are initially denied. Many of course are denied because they do not meet the requirements to obtain benefits. But many applications are also denied because the necessary paperwork was not filled out properly or completely.
In addition, applications are also denied if the required proof of your disabling condition is missing or incomplete. Such stats may dissuade some. But if you are entitled to such benefits, it is worth the time and effort. You may feel overwhelmed and discouraged from applying or going through the appeals process if you’ve already applied and rejected; however, taking these steps could help you recover the benefits you are entitled to.
The law offices of Terry Katz & Associates, P.C., have helped thousands of injured, sick and disabled Americans receive the Social Security disability benefits they deserve and need to survive. Whether you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income or need help with worker’s compensation, our firm is here for you.