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Siben & Siben Long Island Social Security Disability Lawyer

Long Island Social Security Disability Lawyer

Are you disabled? If so, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or SSD.  While you can always file a claim on your own for disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA), it is often the best choice to have a Long Island Social Security Disability lawyer file on your behalf.  Navigating the strict rules that govern what constitutes a disabling condition is tricky.  Siben & Siben Long Island Social Security Disability lawyers have decades of experience in dealing with the SSA and have successfully won disability benefits for thousands of clients.  You can be next.

Disability Benefits from SSA

As a working taxpayer, you have been paying into the Social Security system for many years now.  If you have not been on the job for long and are now disabled, you might also win a claim for benefits under the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI), which is also administered by the Social Security Administration. The process of getting SSD benefits typically goes as follows:

  • A claim is filed.  SSA takes time to review the claim and any medical or other evidence that is submitted along with it.
  • SSA may request examinations of the claimant, including physical and mental exams.  The SSA pays the cost for these exams.
  • The SSA makes a decision regarding the impairment of the claimant.
  • If the decision is unfavorable, the claimant can file an appeal.
  • Once an appeal is filed, the claimant will have a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge or ALJ.  This judge will take from thirty to sixty days to evaluate the evidence, including testimony heard at the hearing, and then he or she will render a decision regarding the disability of the claimant.
  • If the decision of the ALJ is not favorable, the claimant can appeal the decision again.
  • If there are simultaneous claims for Worker’s Compensation and SSD/SSI at one time, it can take longer for a decision to be reached.

Your Long Island Social Security Disability lawyer can help you navigate this process in a much more timely fashion, and can better explain your disability to the SSA.  There are mountains of paperwork involved in filing an SSD/SSI claim, and your Social Security Disability lawyer has the experience to handle all of it with ease, speeding up your claim, and tilting the tables in your direction for a favorable decision. Contact Siben & Siben today for your SSD consultation and to discuss your options.