SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
Social security disability claims can be difficult without the experience of a qualified
lawyer helping you navigate these trying times.
WHAT IS SOCIAL SECURITY?
Social Security is a monetary safety net provided by the Social
SecurityAdministration for workers who qualify as unable to
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
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
The Social Security tax is 6.2% of your earnings and your
employer matches that number. (if self employed its 12.4%)
WHO IS QUALIFIEDTO RECEIVE SOCIAL
The majority of recipients are retired employees
Social Security pays more benefits to children than any other
government program pays
The remainder are:
This is paid out in the form of Social Security Disability
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
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
4. Can you do the work you did before?
5. Can you do any other type of work
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
SEEK OUT LEGAL HELP WITHYOUR SSDI
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.
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