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Filing For Social Security Disability

by | May 13, 2010 | Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration must determine if a claimant has a medical condition or condition that prevents him or her from being able to work on a full time basis for a period of twelve (12) months.If you cannot work for medical reasons then benefits are potentially payable. Without the guidance of an experienced social security practitioner, the claim could well be doomed.


It is imperative that a brief medical explanation be offered. That’s where an experienced social security attorney is needed to guide you.

In every disability claim file there are two stages of waiting period:

  1. The initial stage: which can take up to 3-6 months for a response as to whether or not you meet the medical or non-medical requirement; and
  2. The hearing stage: a denial notice has been issued a hearing has to be requested by the claimant within sixty days, which can take an additional 12-24 months for a hearing to be scheduled.

All too often, potential clients will give our office reasons for their inability to work which do not address their medical requirement, and if not for the guidance of an experienced social security practitioner and a brief medical explanation, claimant will every well doom the claim.

Our office has won within this year over a dozen ” on the records” administration decision for disability claims with back, neck, shoulder, hand, and knee injuries as well as disability claims with medical conditions such as asthma, pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity, mental disorder, osteoarthritis, lupus, thyroid cancer, Crone disease, high blood pressure, migraines, HIV, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.

Have you or a loved one through about filing for Social Security Disability or have had a claim denied? You can get the help you need with Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund. Helping clients throughout New York City and Long Island, you can be confident our team is on your side. Contact us for a free case evaluation.