It is bad enough that you are suffering from a serious injury or illness. Adding the anxiety over your financial future to your pain is more than you should have to bear. A Sayville Social Security disability lawyer can handle your claim for benefits, so you can focus on the task only you can do: manage your medical condition.
Gacovino & Lake has been helping clients in need since 1993. We will work diligently on your claim to help allay your fears about how you will pay for expenses and care for your family while you are unable to work.
Call Gacovino & Lake today at (631) 600-0000 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
You Can Appeal Your Social Security Disability Claim Denial
You may have been surprised when the hard work you put into applying for disability benefits met with a denial of your claim. Please know that you are not alone. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many claims, but this does not have to be the end of the road in your search for compensation. You have the option to file an appeal and try to overturn the denial of your disability benefits.
The Appeals Process
Our legal team understands the steps involved in appealing a claim denial, and a Sayville Social Security disability lawyer can help you through this complicated process:
- We have 60 days after you receive notice of your claim denial to request a review of your claim with the SSA.
- We can prepare your case and present it to the administrative law judge in your disability hearing.
- If the administrative law judge does not overturn the initial SSA decision, we can request the Appeal Council review of the administrative law judge’s decision.
- If the Appeal Council sends the case back to the administrative law judge for further consideration, we can again represent your interests where possible.
- If we decide we do not agree with the Appeal Council’s handling of your case, we can file a civil suit on your behalf in a Federal district court.
You will want to make sure your case can cut through the noise to get you the best outcome in your plea for disability benefits compensation. Our legal team will work the process for you. We will prepare and present your case in an effort to get you the benefits you need and deserve.
Call a Sayville Social Security disability lawyer from Gacovino & Lake today at (631) 600-0000 for a free case review.
Social Security Disability Insurance
If you have earned enough work credits and paid enough Social Security taxes, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability insurance benefits. Naturally, you must have a diagnosis for a medical condition that satisfies SSA’s disability definition requirements.
SSA requires all of the following:
- Your medical condition prevents you from doing the work you once did
- SSA is convinced that your medical condition also prevents you from adapting to another type of work
- Your medical condition will likely last for a minimum of one year (or has already lasted this long), or you may die because of it
If your condition does not satisfy this description, you may still qualify for disability insurance.
SSA List of Medical Conditions
If one of your major body systems suffers from a medical condition that appears on the SSA list of medical conditions, or if your condition does not appear on this list, but you can prove that your physical state prevents you from doing the type of work you once did, you may still qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits.
Supplemental Security Income
SSA’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income program from which you may be eligible to receive benefits if you suffer from a severe disability and have only limited access to income and other resources.
Provided you have limited income, you may also be eligible for SSI benefits if you are not disabled but are at least 65 years old.
Information SSA Requires When You Apply for Benefits
SSA will ask you for specific information when you apply for disability benefits and if you file an appeal. Consider keeping this information handy or sharing it with your Sayville Social Security disability lawyer, so they can readily respond with the facts when needed.
- Your place of birth
- Your date of birth
- Your Social Security number
- Minor children (names and birth dates)
- Banking information (routing transit number and/or account number)
- Details of your medical condition
- Medical test dates and background details
- Prescription medication you are taking and the prescribing doctor
- Complete record of your treatment with any doctor, clinic, or hospital
- Your annual income for the last two years
- Employer names and addresses for the last two years
- Your Social Security statement
- U.S. military service start and end dates prior to 1968
- Jobs you have held before you found yourself unable to work (up to five years’ worth of employment
- Birth certificate
- Proof that you are a citizen of the United States (or proof of lawful alien status)
- Discharge papers for any military service prior to 1968
- Tax returns and W-2 forms for previous years
- Medical test results and reports
- Documents that prove any other compensation benefits you have received
This is quite a bit of information, which is why it is a good idea to gather it once and pass it on to your lawyer for easy access throughout the appeals process.
Call a Sayville Social Security Disability Lawyer Today
Our law firm has been helping people in need since 1993. Let us help you with your Social Security disability benefits so you can stop worrying about your financial future.
Call Gacovino & Lake today for a free, no-obligation consultation: (631) 600-0000.