New York Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyers

You May Be Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are awarded by the federal government to people who are disabled and unable to work for a year or longer. If your workplace injury has made it impossible for you to return to work for an extended period of time, you may qualify for SSD benefits in addition to workers' compensation.

While the reality is that most applications for SSD benefits are initially denied, there is a greater likelihood of approval when you appeal a denied claim. Our lawyers help injured workers navigate the entire SSD process to help them get the benefits they need and deserve.

Factors Used to Determine SSD Eligibility

SSD benefits are awarded when:

  • A person cannot do the work he or she did previously
  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that a person cannot adjust to other work because of his or her medical condition(s), and
  • A person's disability is expected to last for at least one year or result in death

If you meet these conditions, we recommend that you apply for Social Security Disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. You can apply online or by calling the SSA for more information and assistance. If you have any questions at all about the application process, we can help.

Contact our New York Social Security Disability benefits attorneys, if you have any questions about applying for SSD benefits or if your claim was denied. Our friendly staff speaks Spanish, Polish and Russian, and we offer free initial consultations.

Helping You Obtain the Disability Benefits You Need and Deserve

To qualify for SSD, you must have been paying into the Social Security system during your working life. People who were employed by a company or self-employed have been doing this through the taxes deducted from their wages or by paying self-employment tax.

If you are denied SSD benefits, you will receive a letter from the SSA informing you of their decision. Once you have received that letter, call us. Our New York Social Security Disability lawyers will help you appeal the SSA decision and work toward getting your benefits approved.

Collecting SSD benefits will have no impact on your workers' compensation benefits. You are allowed to collect benefits from Social Security Disability, workers' compensation and disability pensions at the same time. We have more than 100 years of combined experience advocating for injured New Yorkers. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you obtain the benefits you deserve.

Contact Our Staten Island SSD Claims and Benefit Attorneys

For more information on the types of benefits you may be eligible for, contact the SSD lawyers at Caruso, Spillane, Leighton, Contrastano, Savino & Smollar, P.C., online or call 800-673-4517. You will not be charged, unless we obtain compensation for you. We advise and represent clients throughout the five boroughs.