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Social Security Disability Insurance


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Social security disability claims can be difficult without the experience of a qualified lawyer helping you navigate these trying times.

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Social Security Disability Insurance

  1. 1. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE Social security disability claims can be difficult without the experience of a qualified lawyer helping you navigate these trying times.
  2. 2. WHAT IS SOCIAL SECURITY?  Social Security is a monetary safety net provided by the Social SecurityAdministration for workers who qualify as unable to work  These benefits are awarded to workers who have been employed for a certain number of years.  The length of employment is contingent on how long it takes you to earn 40 credits  You can earn 4 credits a year and one credit equals $1,260 in yearly earnings.  Based on the annual earnings of every worker, up to $118,500 will be taken out of each working citizen’s paycheck to help fund Social Security.  The Social Security tax is 6.2% of your earnings and your employer matches that number. (if self employed its 12.4%)
  3. 3. WHO IS QUALIFIEDTO RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY?  The majority of recipients are retired employees  Social Security pays more benefits to children than any other government program pays  The remainder are:  Disabled peoples  This is paid out in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)  A spouse or child of someone getting Social Security  A spouse or child of a worker who passed away  A dependent parent of a worker who passed away
  4. 4. WHAT QUALIFIES A PERSON AS DISABLED?  The Disability Determination Services Office in NewYork  They gather information from your doctors and disability specialists including:  Your medical condition(s)  When your condition(s) began  How your medical condition(s) limit your activities  Medical test results and the treatment you’ve received  Than the SSA goes through a 5 step process 1. Are you currently working? 2. Is your condition “severe” 3. Does your impairment(s) meet or medically equal a listing? 4. Can you do the work you did before? 5. Can you do any other type of work
  5. 5. I QUALIFIED AS DISABLED, NOWWHAT?  After the Disability Determination Services Office in NewYork defines your condition as disabled, you should receive a letter in the male detailing your benefits and calendar for payments  If you disagree with what the SSA has deemed to provide you with in terms of benefits, and believe you require more insurance, the next step is to appeal the decision.
  6. 6. SEEK OUT LEGAL HELP WITHYOUR SSDI CLAIMTODAY!  Applying for SSDI is a complicated process, especially if you plan on going through with the appeal process (as mentioned in the past slide) and having an experienced Social Security Disability Insurance Lawyer like Robert A. Koenigsberg to discuss your legal options will make a world of difference.  Contact our law firm by e-mail today or call 212-964- 9292 to schedule an appointment.We can help you secure the benefits you need. Our law firm assists clients throughout NewYork City.  We offer free initial consultations at our law office, which is conveniently located across the street from the Federal Plaza in downtown Manhattan.We look forward to helping you recover.
  7. 7. READ OUR SSDI BLOG  For more information on SSDI:  security/   ssdi-benefits/