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Social Security Disability Lawyer New York

Social Security Disability Lawyer New York Social Security Disability Lawyer New York

We Help People Get the Social Security Benefits they Deserve

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a disability that makes it very difficult, or even impossible, to work, social security benefits may be available. Whether you’re in the beginning phase of the claims process or your claim has been denied, a social security disability lawyer New York respects may be able to help you. 

Whether your disability is related to an accident at work, outside of work, or a medical condition, you can count on our firm to do whatever is legally possible to get you maximum benefits. We have a reputation for being able to get results even with challenging cases. Regardless of what obstacles you believe are holding you back from getting social security benefits, we encourage you to call Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy, Attorneys at Law, to explore your legal options. 

Are You Eligible for Social Security Benefits?

One of the first things a New York social security disability lawyer will do is review the details of your case to determine whether you are eligible for benefits. This is very important, even more so than the type of injury or illness. To be eligible, you must have been disabled for at least 12 months, or you are expected to be disabled for that long or longer. You will also have needed to pay into the social security system for a minimum period of time. 

The Process

Once we know you are eligible for benefits, we can begin with the process. This involves asking what type of benefits you are eligible for: social security disability (more common) or supplemental security income (less common). If you are working part time, we’ll need to factor this into the application. 

Technically, you don’t need a social security disability lawyer in New York to help you file for benefits. The Administration will even help you file the documentation; however, having a lawyer on your side can be advantageous. 

If you’ve been denied social security benefits, hiring a lawyer can be even more beneficial than having one during the initial process. A denial is not an end to getting benefits. Actually, denials are very common. More people are denied in the beginning than granted benefits. 

Is There Any Way to Improve My Chances of Getting Benefits?

Anyone who has dealt with the Social Security Administration will likely tell you that the task can be challenging – even when your disability is severe or obvious. Our New York social security disability lawyers can tell you that up to 80 percent of claims are denied the first time around. Even though a denial is very possible, there are things you can do to strengthen your claim.

Continue to See Your Doctor – Even if you have been rendered disabled, you should continue to see your doctor as scheduled. Without consistent medical records to support your claim, there is a good chance your benefits will be denied. Be sure to let your doctor know about any symptoms, and always go to your appointments. 

Stay Organized – You will need to provide the Social Security Administration with a copy of your medical records. You should also make sure you have your own complete set. This includes your medical records, all appointments, doctors names, medications, and any other relevant documents.

Hire a New York Social Security Disability Lawyer – One of the best things you can do for your case is to have a legal advocate helping you. Not only can a lawyer explain what your legal options might be, but he or she can also ensure you get maximum benefits. 

Begin With a Consultation

If you are ready to talk with a social security lawyer in New York, call  Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy, Attorneys at Law

Client Testimonials

As a disabled claimant, I can’t thank Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy enough for guiding me through these past fourteen years. No one else wanted my Workers’ Compensation case. No one! It was complicated. There were a lot of issues that made things difficult. They stuck with it well over a decade with preparedness, intelligence and grace. Mister Melvyn, he’s a good guy. Cathy, she’s so amazing.

- Salli B.

I became a client of the Hurwitz firm in May of 1997 due to injuries I received while I was a meat cutter at I. Isenberg Meats in Buffalo, New York. Since my first encounter with your firm and up until the present day, I have been entirely satisfied with the way your firm has treated me.

- William C.

Thank you for all you do throughout the year. I know I’m in the hands of the best compensation lawyers who really care!! God bless you all.

- Michelle A.

If you are injured at work and need a workers’ comp attorney, you need Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy. They are the ‘King Pins’ of all comp attorneys. You will be taken care of every step of the way. I am a very satisfied client!

- Richard B.