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.