The Social Security system offers an important financial safety net for anyone who isn’t able to work because of an injury or medical condition. You pay into the Social Security program over the course of your career so that those benefits are available if and when you need them.
A Garden City Social Security attorney at Turley Redmond & Rosasco can help. Our lawyers draw on decades of combined legal experience to help the people that we represent get the benefits they deserve. We also have a strong track record of successfully obtaining benefits for the people that we represent.
Eligibility for Benefits
Social Security Disability is a form of insurance. The program makes benefits available to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a physical or mental impairment, or combination of impairments. The amount of the benefit varies based on the person’s earnings before he or she became disabled. The maximum benefit was $2,800 per month last year.
To obtain benefits, you have to file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The claims process can be timely and complex. It may also require filing various appeals, even for some people who are clearly eligible for benefits. That’s why it’s critical to have an experienced Social Security Disability attorney by your side every step of the way.
A person seeking Social Security Disability benefits has to prove that he or she is disabled, as that term is defined by law. That means presenting sufficient medical evidence to detail your impairments and their impact on your ability to work. It may also involve presenting witness and other testimony to support your claim.
Unfortunately, many viable claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. The good news is that the next step—taking the claim to an SSA administrative law judge—is often the best opportunity to get approved for benefits. That’s because you have the opportunity to present your claim in the most clear and compelling manner directly to the judge.
How a Garden City Social Security Attorney Can Help You
If you or a loved one is considering seeking Social Security Disability benefits, it’s vital that you get the advice and counsel of a seasoned lawyer. A Garden City Social Security attorney at Turley Redmond & Rosasco, L.L.P. has significant experience helping people prepare, file, and defend disability benefits claims. We also have a record of proven success in the application process.
Our lawyers pride themselves on the personal attention that we give to each and every client. Attorneys work directly with clients to understand their unique individual circumstances and craft an approach that meets their needs.
To schedule an appointment with a Garden City Social Security attorney, call 516-745-5666 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation, with convenient office locations in Garden City, as well as Shirley and Ronkonkoma.