Social Security Disability (SSD)

SSD Lawyers in West Seneca, NY

If a severe injury has left you unable to work, you may be concerned about how you will be able to help provide for your family. SSD is an available benefit for those who are disabled and unable to begin (depending on age) or continue working. These benefits are provided through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

SSDI is paid out to a disabled person who is no longer able to work and who has paid into Social Security (including all associated taxes) long enough and recently enough to receive their monthly benefits early. These are based off of the wage earner’s earnings throughout the time they have paid into the system. 

If you have a child under the age of 22 who is or has become disabled, they may qualify for benefits under your name. Disabled widowers are also eligible to apply for their deceased spouse’s benefits after they turn 50. 

Do I Need an Attorney?

Unfortunately, it is often very difficult for individuals claiming disability to earn their benefits. While the wait period to earn your benefits is six full months after the date your disability began, many struggle to even get through the process and be approved by then.

The steps to prove your disability are very involved and some people are even denied the benefits that they have paid in for. William C. Bernhardi Law Offices, PLLC is here to not only help you navigate this process but to also offer assistance with claim appeals.

You shouldn’t have to suffer any further due to endless paperwork or have your claim denied due to some loophole. Let our attorneys represent you and get you the benefits that you have already worked for. Call us today.