Social Security Disability Benefits: From Application To Appeal

When a disability prevents you from working, turn to our team at Bruce B. Rubin, Attorney and Counselor at Law, in Troy, New York. We help people with disabilities throughout the area pursue the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they are entitled to. Many of our clients come to us as referrals from our past satisfied clients. Our history of success and word-of-mouth referral rate are evidence of the level of quality and service we provide.

Applying For SSDI/SSI Benefits

We can manage every step of your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application. Our first step will be to obtain the necessary medical records to support your claim. Whether you have a physical or mental disability, your condition must be diagnosed and documented in a specific way in order for benefits to be approved. Based on many years of experience, attorney Bruce B. Rubin can guide you through the process.

How To Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

There are criteria that must be met in SSDI/SSI claims:

  • Income: You must not be earning an income or you must be earning an income below a certain level to qualify for SSDI/SSI benefits.
  • Severe condition: Your condition is severe if it prevents you from doing basic work activities for one year or longer.
  • Impairment: Your impairment or combination of impairments must be included on the government's list of approved impairments.
  • Ability to return to previous work: You must be unable to return to your previous work.
  • Ability to do other work: Your disability must prevent you from doing any type of work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) bases this on your education level and other factors.

If you have already applied for benefits and your application was denied, contact us for assistance. We are familiar with the many pitfalls that are inherent in the application process. Attorney Rubin can efficiently analyze your case and advise you on your appeal.

Free Consultations, No Upfront Costs

To learn more about how our lawyer can help you obtain the benefits you need, call 518-880-2369. You can also send us an email and we will contact you shortly. All consultations are free, and there are no upfront costs for SSDI/SSI cases.