Nassau County Advocate for Disability Benefits Claims
If you are not able to support yourself through work due to a physical disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits. An experienced advocate can help you explain how your disability keeps you from working in terms the Social Security Administration (SSA) will understand.
At Dennis S. Berkowsky, we are dedicated to helping clients throughout Long Island document the physical causes of their disabilities so they can get disability benefits. Advocate Dennis Berkowsky, a Long Island native, has practiced law in New York since 1981.
Helping You Make Your Case for Social Security Benefits
In order to qualify for disability benefits, you have to prove that you have a medical condition that prevents you from working. The SSA has researched many of the most common physical disorders in order to identify the level at which they cause people to become work-disabled.
The following are the major categories the SSA uses for physical impairments, along with some of the most common disorders that fall into each category:
- Musculoskeletal disorders (amputation, chronic joint pain, etc.)
- Sensory disorders (blindness, hearing loss, loss of speech, etc.)
- Respiratory disorders (asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, etc.)
- Cardiovascular disorders (chronic heart failure, aortic aneurysm, etc.)
- Digestive disorders (chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.)
- Genitourinary disorders (chronic renal disease, etc.)
- Hematological disorders (anemia, sickle cell disease, etc.)
- Skin disorders (ichthyosis, dermatitis, burns, etc.)
- Endocrine disorders (diabetes, thyroid disease, etc.)
- Multiple body system disorders (Down syndrome, etc.)
- Neurological disorders (epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, etc.)
- Cancers (breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, etc.)
- Immune system disorders (HIV/AIDS, lupus, inflammatory arthritis, etc.)
Even if your condition does not fall into one of these categories, or if it does not meet the SSA's specific criteria, you can still qualify for Social Security disability benefits if you can prove that you are unable to work enough hours at a high enough pay rate to support yourself.
If you hire our firm to represent you, advocate Dennis Berkowsky will work with your doctor to make sure your medical diagnosis is accurately documented for purposes of your disability claim. For a free consultation, contact us at 516-432-4416 or by e-mail today.