Yonkers & Westchester County New York Social Security Disability Attorneys
Protecting your financial future for more than three decades
If you have become disabled and are no longer able to work in the same capacity as before your illness or injury, you need the assistance of an experienced New York Social Security disability attorney. Many claimants are disappointed to find their claims are quickly denied by the Social Security Administration once their application is submitted. In fact, in New York, more than 60 percent of Social Security applications are denied, forcing those individuals to file an appeal. At Ball & Ferrari, P.C., our New York Social Security disability attorneys aggressively pursue Social Security benefits on your behalf to ensure you receive the money you need.
What do I need to do to file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration?
If you believe you are eligible for disability benefits, contact one of our experienced New York Social Security Disability attorneys as soon as possible to go over your legal options. You should be prepared to provide your attorney with several pieces of information, including:
Your age and Social Security number
The contact information of all medical providers you have seen
The names and dosages of any prescriptions you are currently taking
All of your medical records that are relevant to your disability, including any lab or test results
Your work history
Your tax returns
This information allows our attorneys to review your potential claim and assess your legal options.
How much will my disability benefits be?
The amount of disability you may receive varies depending on a number of factors, such as your work history and your eligibility for other benefits.
The Social Security Administration uses your average indexed monthly earnings, along with your primary insurance amount, to complete its formula for calculating benefits. Your average indexed monthly earnings are your adjusted lifetime earnings. Adjustments are made to account for increases you have received over time to ensure any disability awards increase as well.
The primary insurance amount is the base figure of benefits. Three different numbers, which vary from year to year, are used to calculate this figure.
Workers’ compensation benefits and other types of benefits may offset your Social Security disability.
Once your benefits have been calculated, you may be eligible for back pay.
There is a five-month waiting period for benefits once you have been approved; therefore, it is important to start your application as soon as possible.
Appealing a decision
If your claim for Social Security disability has been denied, you may have to attend a hearing in front of a judge. Whether your appeal is granted or not largely depends on the judge you appear in front of. Therefore, it is important to have one of our skilled Social Security disability lawyers by your side. We are experienced in Social Security claims and know the evidence and documentation you need for success in your hearing.
Call our New York Social Security disability attorneys today for guidance you can trust
At Ball & Ferrari, P.C., our Yonkers New York Social Security disability attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to navigate the complex Social Security disability process . To schedule a free consultation and case review, call (914) 779-2600or contact us online.