Overcome Your Social Security Hurdles In Staten Island, NY
Law Office Of Jeffrey W. Johnson
Social security is something we all have to deal with to one degree or another, whether we want to or not. Although it is a tremendous help to many, navigating the process can be very complicated and tedious. Understanding the many tedious social security disability requirements is just the beginning of the potentially drawn-out and involved process. Innocent mistakes can yield unnecessary delays to your benefits and further complicate your case. Do not let this happen, particularly if you are in a position where you especially count on the benefits you receive from social security. Partnering with a social security disability lawyer will likely prove to make your case go incomparably smoother, reduce stress and demands on your own time, as well as ensure you maximize the chance of receiving all you are entitled to.
Based in Staten Island, NY, Jeffrey Johnson of The Law Office Of Jeffrey W. Johnson can be just that – your SSDI disability attorney – and help improve the quality of your life. Jeffrey brings over three decades of experience as an SSI lawyer to your case. Leveraging this with his command of New York law, Jeffrey delivers the results you need to receive all you are entitled to under the law.
The State of New York has designed specific laws to protect and assist those unable or support themselves because of a mental or physical disability or injury. The Social Security Administration oversees the benefits program these laws outline.
Receiving Social Security Benefits In New York
Receiving social security benefits is not complicated at face value. The state requires you to have worked a sufficient number of years. While working, you must have paid sufficient money into Social Security via taxes.
Oftentimes, there is a dispute regarding what people view as "sufficient" instead of what the state does. Yet other times, other misunderstandings or clerical errors in documents cause cases to be denied. A disability claims lawyer can help appeal cases that should have been approved because they have a legitimate grounding in the law when these sorts of complications arise.
In New York, the amount of compensation you are awarded is determined by how much you have paid into the Social Security "pool." Therefore, paying more means you will be qualified for a higher amount of compensation. In order to substantiate this, the State of New York requires you to provide a record of earnings.
This is where things typically get really tricky.
These records require complicated calculations in order to be submitted successfully. While it is possible to do them on your own, many people make mistakes. Attorney reviews are extremely common. Partnering with an attorney off the bat would eliminate the need for this review and streamline the process.
The following are common disabilities or conditions that may get you compensation.
Back or neck pain
Injured knees or shoulders
Asthma/other breathing problems
Depression, anxiety, and other psychological illnesses
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Neurological illnesses and disorders
New York law stipulates that you must be:
Totally disabled, and
Unable to have worked for a yearor prove your disability is likely to last for that length.
It is worth noting that your case may intersect with another aspect of the law, worker's compensation, if you suffered your disability or injury while on the job.
Contact Jeffrey Now
Contact The Law Office Of Jeffrey W. Johnson today to find out more about social security disability and how the law is relevant to your case. You can schedule a free consultation with Jeffrey at his Staten Island, NY office, where he will hit the ground running on your case.