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Do You Need a Path to Better Financial Security?

If you could just get some financial assistance when health problems force you off work, your life would be so much more peaceful.

You may have an option: Social Security Disability benefits.

Disability benefits provide monthly checks, so you can keep up with your basic expenses.

Having a medical condition shouldn’t leave you helpless. Benefits help you maintain your financial stability and independence.

But Social Security doesn’t make it easy. Most people who apply for disability benefits end up getting denied.

This is where Social Security Disability lawyers step in.

At the Lachman & Gorton Law Office, we know how the system works, how to guide you through it, and how to make the process easier for you. And you pay no fee for a disability lawyer until you win benefits.

Lachman & Gorton has helped thousands of people for decades.

If you’re in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester or anywhere in upstate New York, and you can’t work because of your health, get in touch with our disability attorneys.

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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Binghamton & Upstate New York?

The requirements to get Social Security Disability are deceptively simple.

Simple because they’re easy enough to understand. Deceptive because they’re harder to prove.

To qualify for disability benefits , you must:

  • Have a serious health condition
  • Be unable to work because of your health condition
  • Face at least a year of your impairment leaving you unable to work

But you have to confirm all of this with evidence and documentation.

You have to fill out forms. You have to turn in medical records. You have to provide work history that makes it clear the types of jobs you can do would be impossible with the types of health impairments you have.

It’s easy to make mistakes in your disability application. But experienced Binghamton disability lawyers can help you avoid mistakes.

You can increase your chances of winning benefits when you have a disability attorney working on your claim.

If you’re not sure what to do, you can start by having Lachman & Gorton look at your situation and let you know what your case will involve—at no cost to you.

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What Can I Expect When I File My Social Security Disability Claim?

With a strong application and clear case for disability, you may be awarded benefits on your first try and start receiving monthly checks soon after.

But over a recent 10-year period, Social Security said about 79 percent of people were denied disability benefits when they first applied.

So it’s common to need to appeal a denial.

Appeals go through several steps:

  • Asking Social Security to reconsider their decision
  • Taking your claim to a hearing with a disability judge
  • Asking Social Security’s Appeals Council to review your claim
  • Taking your case to federal court

This process can take many months, or years if it goes into the higher levels of appeal.

But appealing may be your best chance of winning benefits in the end. And when you win benefits, you get paid back benefits to compensate you for the time you spent waiting on the process to work.

When you’re appealing, you really want an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.

It’s more complicated than applying. This is a whole separate legal system from other types of law. You’ll need to gather more evidence, find legal flaws in past decisions to deny your benefits and build arguments for judges.

When all you need is just a little help because you’re struggling with your health, this can seem like a cold, unfeeling process.

But that’s also where your local New York disability attorney can help.

At Lachman & Gorton, we provide the personal care and attention that you need in a difficult time.

Let us help you go after Social Security Disability benefits—so you can move forward after illnesses or injuries disrupted your life.

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If you’re in the process of trying to get Social Security Disability benefits, I would highly recommend Lachman & Gorton. I was initially denied benefits, but I knew there was no way for me to work a full-time job with my health issues. After appealing the decision, I went to Lachman & Gorton for help.

The lawyers at Lachman & Gorton had the expertise to know what information the judge would be looking for. One quick meeting to get some facts from me and they did all the rest.

Lachman & Gorton did a fantastic job and were very helpful in winning my case.

Michael Orlousky
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association