Social Security Disability

Social Security Insurance Program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs intended to help people who are unable to work due to any type of medical condition. Unfortunately, most people who apply for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) claims are denied initially. Social Security Disability benefits may be available to you, your survivors or dependents if the following requirements are met:

  • You worked or paid into Social Security for at least (5) five of the past (10) ten years
  • You have been in the past, or will be totally disabled from any work for at least (12) twelve consecutive months. In other words, you are unable to perform any type of work due to a physical or mental impairment.

If you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits, you will also qualify for Medicare insurance coverage but only after a 24 month waiting period.
At Steenberg Law Firm, we handle Social Security Disability claims from Application through Appeals. If you wish to apply for SSD Benefits, we can help you complete the necessary paperwork in a professional manner to help you get approval of your SSD claim. Additionally, if you are denied SSD Benefits, our office can help you request a hearing in front of an ALJ and handle all other aspects of the appeals process.
We will not obtain an attorney’s fee from you unless we are successful on your claim. Call Steenberg Law Firm to speak an attorney about your Social Security Disability case.

Call Steenberg Law Firm (716) 558-2000 if you have any questions about an injury you or a loved one may have suffered.