Attorneys Guiding Clients Through Social Security Disability Claims And Appeals
The legal team at Seelig Law Offices is committed to helping clients obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they deserve. It is devastating to be so injured or ill that you are unable to work. This situation can be made even more difficult if your inability to work impacts your standard of living.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a part of the U.S. Social Security program that provides financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a serious medical condition. But, obtaining Social Security benefits can be tricky, and it is, therefore, important to retain an experienced attorney before applying. Turn to Seelig Law Offices to reach a lawyer with a strong reputation and a strong commitment to your best interests.
Establishing Eligibility For Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Not everyone is eligible for SSDI. To be considered eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- You suffer from a serious medical condition that renders you disabled under the government’s definition.
- The medical condition causes you to be unable to work before the age of 65 and for more than one year.
- You have paid into the Social Security system in a qualifying position for five of the 10 years preceding your injury.
If you are eligible for SSDI, you may be entitled to a number of benefits, including:
- A monthly cash stipend during the time you are disabled
- Medicare health insurance after 24 months of SSDI benefits
- Auxiliary benefits for certain family members
Guidance From Applications To Appeals
Our attorneys at Seelig Law Offices assist clients during the initial application process and in the appeal of applications that were denied. If retained to file the initial application, we put together the most comprehensive case possible to give you the best chance of being initially approved for benefits. We meet with clients throughout the process and are always available by phone to address any questions or concerns. We also request and review all medical records, correspond with health care providers and can even help you find a specialist, if necessary.
Our staff will help you complete all of the necessary paperwork and include the necessary documents with the application. We will interact with the Social Security Administration on your behalf, saving you time and frustration during this time-consuming process.
If your application is initially denied and it is determined appropriate to appeal, we will file all appeals requests and represent you at all interviews and hearings. Our attorneys will question witnesses and prepare all legal documents in support of your case. We will even appeal to a federal court if necessary.
What Medical Conditions Qualify You For SSDI Benefits?
The attorneys at Seelig Law Offices represent people with a wide variety of medical conditions, including but not limited to:
- Orthopedic conditions
- Pulmonary disorders
- Heart and vascular disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Cancer and other illnesses
- Blood disorders
- Mental health conditions
- Sleep disorders
We offer a free consultation, during which we will advise you whether you should pursue SSDI benefits. While you pay a small upfront fee to cover the firm’s costs, Seelig Law Offices will not be paid unless you receive benefits.
Get The Information And Help You Are Looking For
If you or someone you love is suffering from a medical condition and is unable to work, they may be entitled to SSDI benefits. Turn to our attorneys in our New York City law offices for detailed guidance as you seek your rightful benefits.