"This is an area of vital importance to our clients where a successful conclusion means they will receive desperately needed, ongoing payments and ultimately, even Medicare health coverage." — Gary C. Angiuli
The Social Security Disability (SSD) program is designed to provide a dignified standard of living to individuals who can no longer work as a result of an impairment such as an injury or illness. Unfortunately, obtaining SSD benefits is not a straightforward proposition. It can be extremely confusing and time-consuming to navigate the Social Security Administration and obtain the benefits you deserve. In fact, many disabled people who are completely qualified for benefits end up giving up due to frustration and hopelessness.
It does not have to end that way for you. At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we have been helping people get the SSD benefits they are entitled to for 30 years. If you hire our experienced Staten Island Social Security Disability benefits lawyers to handle your claim, you can rest easy at night knowing your case is in good hands. Our attorneys will explain the process and dispel the myths about SSD.
What Social Security Disability Benefits Do You Qualify For?
The first step in securing the help you need is determining what SSD benefits you qualify for. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that pays out disability benefits for disabled workers who have paid into the program during their working life. In order to qualify, you must have an employment history of at least 10 years, with five of those years occurring prior to the date you became disabled.
If you do not meet the requirements for SSDI, you still have options. Supplemental Security Income (SSI), another program administered by the Social Security Administration, is available for disabled people who do not have the work history necessary for SSDI. SSI benefits are based on income.
Experienced SSD Attorneys Serving Staten Island, New York
Our lawyers have extensive experience at all levels of the SSD claims process. We will work to obtain the full SSD benefits you need from the initial disability hearing to the appeals council and, if necessary, federal court.
We'll take it from here. With our firm on your side, the worrying can stop and you can begin to look forward to the rest of your life. Contact us online or call 347-201-4447 today to arrange your free initial consultation.