Initial Application

We Assist Clients Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Our New York disability law firm helps clients get their application right the first time

If you are expected to be out of work for no less than 12 consecutive months, have paid the threshold amount of required Social Security taxes (also known as FICA taxes) and have been declared unable to work by a doctor, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Claimants are generally eligible to apply as soon as they stop working or their earnings drop below a statutory limit. Filing for SSD benefits is demanding and it is important to compile all relevant documents and evidence to submit as supporting documentation. It can take months until a decision is made and it is common to be denied on the initial application, leading to appeals. The disability attorneys at Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC, are available to assist you with application preparation and help you file as soon as possible to minimize lengthy waiting times.

We provide unmatched preparation tactics and get you the benefits you need

With the guidance and assistance of our disability attorneys, you will increase the likelihood of receiving benefits without having to go through the process of lengthy appeals. We focus on extensive preparation of evidence and reports to detail your inability to maintain gainful employment. Our attorneys help you:

  • Gather and submit all necessary medical records
  • Document your physical and mental health conditions to ensure compliance with Social Security Administration criteria
  • Prepare claimant’s statement, physician statement and employers statement
  • Prepare for an Independent Medical Examination (IME) and Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
  • Ensure all necessary supporting documents are filed with your application
  • Prepare additional information sought by insurance companies after submission of your application

We diligently represent clients in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the surrounding areas

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a daunting task, filled with many hurdles and frustrations. The forms can be tricky, often asking questions that can derail your claim. The knowledgeable attorneys at Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC can help you prepare your Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income applications, as well as prepare you for insurance company interviews by anticipating questions and preparing you to answer. We have handled a wide range of physical and mental disability claims and are proficient at accurately describing your conditions to detail your inability to work. If your claim is denied, as many are the first time around, we will prepare your appeal before an Administrative Law Judge.

Have one of our trained professionals begin assisting with your application today

In order to receive the full benefits available to you as soon as possible, it is crucial that your initial claims application is submitted properly the first time. With over 35 years of experience, our law firm utilizes an efficient methodology for gathering and compiling all necessary paperwork to ensure your application is properly submitted for review. We serve Spanish and English speaking clients in and around Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Contact us today for assistance with your application by calling (718) 625-2300 to set up a free initial consultation.

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