When You Can't Work, We Work for You

Assisting Social
Security Disability
and SSI Claimants

Across the State of New York For Over 40 Years.

Main Office

148 W Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440

Rochester Office

130 West Main St.
Ste. 200
Rochester, NY 14614

Utica Office

1520 Genesee Street,
Suite 1,
Utica, NY 13502


Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a daunting and complicated process. Some who apply for the benefits, without (and sometimes with) a legal advocate, often make mistakes because they do not fully understand the requirements and have their applications denied. The Antonowicz Group have legal attorney and representatives understand this process and can help.

When you decide to hire legal representation for your disability claim, remember that you are not merely a “case.” You are an individual who has unfortunately suffered disabilities and who can benefit from experienced legal representation. Please hire someone who will treat you like a valued client, rather than a faceless “case.” In my office, we do not handle cases. Instead, at the Antonowicz Group, we represent people - people who happen to have disabilities.


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and Impairments

Disability Lawyer Buffalo, NY

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has two parts, how long you’ve worked and how much you’ve paid in the Social Security system.

If a claim is rejected, many applicants are unsure of how to proceed. If you or your loved one are having trouble with the SSDI process, contact the Antonowicz Group and let us help.

Supplemental Security Income is a two-part test to obtain disability benefits, similar to Social Security Disability Insurance.

The difference is that SSI must fall in a specific threshold for assets or income. Multiple factors can affect this, such as whether or not a claimant resides with family or others contributing to the household. Claims are usually rejected because the claimants do not understand these requirements or know how to proceed, and that’s why the Antonowicz Group is here to help.

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Peter W. Antonowicz

Peter Antonowicz became an attorney to advise and represent disadvantaged people in our society – the disabled, the mentally ill, and the impoverished. This has been his life’s calling. While in Law School, he studied Social Security Law, represented disability claimants at hearings, wrote briefs to the United States District Court, and represented the mentally ill concerning civil rights. He has represented disability claimants since 1982. The entire staff at the Antonowicz Group has one calling – representing people from all walks of life who have experienced many medical and financial challenges.

Peter W. Antonowicz – Social Security Disability Lawyer Rome & Utica, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you qualify for SSD?

To qualify, you must first determine if you are insured. The Antonowicz Group understands the formula used to determine eligibility. You must also have worked enough and have enough credits to qualify. You must also have a diagnosed medical condition that has or will prevent you from working for at least 12 months.

When people over 50 become disabled, it is more difficult for them to work in any capacity. The Social Security Administration has a separate set of rules of eligibility in these cases. The Antonowicz Group has extensive experience in this area.

The unfortunate truth is that the majority of Social Security Disability applications are initially denied, usually because the applications fail to meet the Social Security Administration requirements. This does not always mean the applicants do not meet the standards of disability, but the criteria for qualification is rigorous. Before applying, visit the U.S. Social Security Administration's website and carefully review the checklist, gather necessary documents, bank information and tax forms, and medical records. Schedule a consultation.

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are different from DOD and VA benefits, and have an application process that can be difficult or daunting without experienced guidance. That's what the Antonowicz Group is all about. If you became disabled during active service in the military on or after Oct 1st, 2001, the review of your Social Security application is expedited. Even so, there are things we can help you through to hasten the processing and approval of your application. Give us a call at the Antonowicz Group and let's schedule a free consultation with you over your options.

If you are disabled from performing the physical duties of your old job, but are able to conduct another type of full-time work, even in another industry, you will not qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration does not consider part-time work when determining eligibility.

Injured service veterans receive benefits from organizations like the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but only a small number receive the Social Security benefits they are entitled to receive. Make sure your ailments are always properly documented and apply for Social Security benefits if your injuries will prevent you from working.


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Antonowicz Group in Commercial Media

You may find other firms advertising on TV or online who claim to specialize in Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI claims.

Most often, the firm is located far away and doesn’t even have an attorney on staff. Additionally, the person you see on TV is only an actor. These firms are seeking high-volume business. They do everything by mail and the Internet.

You may not even meet them until the day of your hearing. And even then, the person who shows up at the hearing does not even know the facts of your situation. These firms are simply looking to handle as many “cases” as possible. They know that they will still make money even if they succeed in a small percentage of a large number of cases. Those firms only handle cases. They do not represent people.

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Rochester Office

130 West Main St.
Ste. 200
Rochester, NY 14614 (By Appointment Only)

Main Office

148 W Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440

Utica Office

1520 Genesee Street,
Suite 1,
Utica, NY 13502 (By Appointment Only)

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