Nassau County SSDI Benefits Attorney
If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for benefits under one or both of two programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on your work history, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is based on your financial need.
At Dennis S. Berkowsky, we are dedicated to helping clients with disabilities get the financial help they need from the government. Long Island Social Security disability benefits attorney Dennis Berkowsky is a Long Island native who has practiced law since 1981.
Getting Your Disability Claim on the Right Track
Both SSDI and SSI are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) — a massive government bureaucracy — and both have complex eligibility requirements. Our firm can help you with your disability claim at either of the following points in the process:
- Applications: If you need help applying for disability benefits, we can help you prepare your application. Unlike the staff members at the SSA, we are able to provide legal advice to help you make the best possible case for why your application should be accepted.
- Denied claims: If you have already applied for benefits and been turned down, do not give up. A high percentage of SSD appeals are successful. An experienced lawyer can help you correct any problems with your application and pursue the benefits you deserve.
Disability benefits are available to people with both physical and mental conditions. What matters is not necessarily what specific medical condition you have, but rather whether it is severe enough to prevent you from earning enough income through work to support yourself.
Your Advocate for the Benefits You Deserve
It can be extremely frustrating to struggle with a disability, only to get a letter telling you that, at a government agency where nobody has ever walked in your shoes, somebody you have never met has decided that you are not disabled enough to receive SSD benefits.
We understand this frustration, and attorney Dennis Berkowsky and our staff will work with you and your doctors to make sure you are treated fairly by the system. For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact us at 516-432-4416 or by e-mail.