If you become unable to work due to a serious illness, car accident, on-the-job injury, or any other medical reason, the loss of income can be catastrophic for you and your family. Social Security disability benefits and SSI are designed to give you important financial assistance in such circumstances. Shulman & Hill’s Social Security Disability lawyers are ready to answer your questions by phone or in-person in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx.
However, the process of applying for such benefits has become increasingly complicated and difficult. A typical case involves preparing extensive paperwork, assembling massive medical documentation, dealing with a large government bureaucracy, and, in most cases, submitting several appeals and requesting a hearing before a Social Security Judge.
The success of your case may very well depend on the expertise and experience of your legal representative. Our office can provide you with the assistance of leading attorneys who have devoted many decades to representing the disabled. We handle your case from the very beginning through the Appeals Council level. We will be with you every step of the way, providing dedicated and compassionate service.
SSDI is a cash benefit for people who have:
- Worked and paid enough Social Security taxes
- A severe enough disability caused by disease or injury that prevents them from working
- A severe disability that is expected to result in death, or has lasted, or is expected to last, for a continuous period of at least 12 months