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Think You May Qualify for Disability Benefits? We Can Help

Let Our Attorney Review Your Social Security Application

The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you meet the agency’s definition of “disabled.” The SSA will only consider you disabled if:

  • The SSA decides you’re unable to adjust to other work because of your physical and/or mental condition(s);
  • You can no longer do work you’ve done before or any other full-time work in the national economy; and
  • Your disability is expected to last for at least one full year (or result in death).

The Social Security Administration only pays total disability, not partial disability.

Why Is Getting My Social Security Application Approved so Hard?

You may think it’s easy to win benefits. You may think if you simply explain your circumstances to Social Security, someone at the SSA will understand your claim and start giving you benefits checks. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way.

Applying for disability benefits is a complex legal process. You must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”

Most People Who Apply Are Turned Down

The Social Security Administration will often have you seen by a doctor (or doctors) of their choosing and will evaluate your medical evidence based on their rules and their application of the medical evidence. Social Security law is very complex and the SSA will usually apply it in such a way that your case will be denied even if the medical evidence would seem, by common sense, to indicate that you are disabled.

While some people are approved at the initial application, most have to proceed to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge and that of course is the stage where we believe we can help our clients the most.

What Are My Chances of Winning Benefits?

Your disability case is unique. Every disability case depends upon a variety of factors, which not only include your medical condition, but also includes how your medical condition intersects with the very complex Social Security rules and regulations as to when you’re entitled to benefits. At Lachman & Gorton, we can advise you on what steps to take to give you the absolute best chance to have your disability application approved.

We take disability cases that need to be appealed. If your application was denied, contact us today for help.

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  • Applying for disability benefits is easy, winning is hard.
  • You have a better chance of winning benefits by working with a lawyer.
  • If you need help with your application, fill out our contact form for help.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association