When individuals in New York are suffering from a disability, most need resources and opportunities to best help them to understand how to proceed with a claim. Whether they were born with a disability or acquired one later in life due to an injury or illness, it is possible to utilize federal programs designed to help those living with disabilities. Nonetheless, many applicants are apprehensive about the process, hearing that it is lengthy, complex, and likely to result in a denial. While many initial applicants are denied, this should not deter an applicant from sending in an application. By understanding what documents and information are required, an applicant will be better prepared to file a successful application or appeal.What information is necessary for an SSD application? First, applicants should be prepared to answer questions regarding his or her personal information. This includes the date of birth, place of birth, and social security number. Additionally, if an applicant is married or has past spouses, he or she will need to include the name, social security number, and date of birth of current and former spouses. An applicant should also include dates and places of marriage and dates of divorce or death if applicable. Other needed personal information include the names and date of birth of any minor children and banking numbers of any financial accounts.Applicants must also include information about their medical condition. This includes naming a person who knows about your medical condition, supplying their name, address, and phone number. Additionally, you will have to provide detailed information regarding your medical illnesses, injuries, or conditions. This involves listing your patient ID number and dates of treatment at all medical hospitals and clinics, names of the medications being taken, and the dates of any medical tests given and who authorized them.Finally, applicants will have to provide detailed information about their job. This includes information regarding their earned income last year and this year, the name and address of any employers for this year and last year, a copy of your social security statement, a list of jobs you had in the 15 years prior to becoming disabled, and any information regarding workers' compensation benefits received.In order to show evidence of the information provided, applicants will also have to provide copies of various documents. This can become a lengthy process to collect all necessary information and documentation, thus, it is important that applicants understand their rights and how they could seek out help or assistance by contacting Terry Katz & Associates 888-488-7459.Source: SSA.gov, "Disability Benefits"
Terry Katz, Esq.
Terry Katz, Esq., the founding Member of the firm, handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases.
Hiring Terry Katz and associates to represent my interests in my Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability case proved to be a smart decision that yielded an extremely successful outcome.
Through the lengthy and intricate process I came to realize just how valuable having a team of highly skilled representation was, and that is just how to describe the law firm of Terry Katz and Associates “Highly skilled legal representation”. I’d like to thank the entire team who worked on both my cases all of whom were always professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring. Throughout my entire case all of my calls and emails were always returned in a timely manner. My questions always answered competently and professionally. I always understood the process and felt a confidence in the process that I would not have had if not for hiring Terry Katz and Associates.
Mostly I’d like to thank Ms. Langdale who worked tirelessly on both my workers compensation case and my social security disability case. Her representation and legal prowess in the court room was nothing short of impressive to witness. I will never forget how confidently represented and protected I felt during her opening remarks at my social security disability hearing.
During these difficult times I was truly grateful to have Ms. Langdale working so diligently and expertly for my interests.