Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be confusing and overwhelming. From determining eligibility to navigating the claims process, many people are denied once and simply drop the claim.
That’s why the Antonowicz disability lawyers in Rochester, NY fight so hard for these cases. We know first-hand how difficult they can be, and we know too many individuals who have earned the benefits give up because it’s too exhausting to pursue.
Applying for Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration only approves roughly 30% of the disability applications they receive each year. The denials typically fall into two basic categories.
Basic SSDI Requirements Not Met
One factor that must be considered is whether or not basic requirements are met. To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have worked for a certain number of years, and you must have paid sufficiently into the program.
Insufficient SSDI Applications
Some denials do not necessarily mean claimants don’t qualify. In these cases, the applications submitted were not completed correctly, or insufficient medical records and evidence were included. Knowing exactly what to include as supporting documentation can be tricky – especially if you have been diagnosed with more than one medical condition.
Appealing Social Security Disability Claims
Once a claim is rejected, most individuals don’t know how to proceed. There are actually several steps that can be taken to have a claim approved, but most cases require the legal support of an experienced Social Security disability lawyer.
Fortunately, the disability attorneys at our law firm have extensive experience with disability case appeals. We know how the SSA evaluates applications and what they look for, so we are equipped to help you include the right supporting documentation. Further, if a claim needs to be seen by an administrative law judge, appeals council, or federal court review, we have the experience to aptly represent your case.
Antonowicz Group – Social Security Disability Attorneys
Our SSDI and SSI lawyers in Rochester, NY are dedicated to fighting for the benefits you have earned. We provide legal services, guidance and support from beginning to end, and do as much of the leg work for you as we possibly can. The last thing we want is for you to give up the fight, so we will be here by your side to help ensure you get the benefits you have paid into, need, and deserve. Call today to schedule your free consultation.