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The attorneys at Rubinstein, Zeh & Associates are among the top Social Security (SSD) and Social Security Income (SSI) attorneys in all of Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx, in New York. If you are facing disability in New York, we can help you complete your SSD or SSI claim.


Applying for Social Security disability benefits with or without an attorney can be very difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied. Statistically, 70% of all SSDI and SSI claims are denied after the initial application has been submitted. This means that for all SSD and SSI applicants who are disabled and really need help there are very few choices.


If you are seeking help with SSD or SSI we offer the following tips and advice:  Get an attorney that has a good understanding the approval system to better your chances of winning on appeal.


The information presented here can help you understand:

  • How to apply for benefits with the Social Security Administration.
  • How the SSDI and SSI system works.
  • What SSA doesn’t tell you about the application and appeal process.
  • Things you can do on your own as a disabled applicant to help your case.
  • When you should consider getting a disability attorney.
  • Things you should never do that might potentially harm your case.


Social Security Disability Basics 


This is simply the information you should be able to get from a representative at the Social Security Administration, but almost never will.


  1. What Is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
  2. What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
  3. How Are Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI Different?



Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits 


Whether you qualify for disability doesn’t have to be a guessing game. There are clear rules the SSA must follow.

  1. Can I Qualify for Both SSI and SSDI Disability Benefits?
  2. SSDI & SSI Financial Eligibility.
  3. Legal and Financial Requirements.
  4. Can My Medical Condition Qualify me for SSDI or SSI Benefits?

Appealing a Disability Decision 

  • The Four Levels of Disability Appeals.
  • Your Chances of Winning at Each Level of the Appeal Process.

Information About Your Disability Benefits 

  • While You’re Waiting for Disability Benefits.
  • Collecting Back Payments of Disability Benefits.

Medical Conditions 

  • Mental and Emotional Problems.
  • Back Injuries and Problems.

Filing for Social Security Disability 

  • How Doctors Can Help You Get Disability.
  • Waiting for a Disability Decision.

Questions About Social Security and SSI Disability 

  • When a Person Is Considered Disabled by Social Security Disability?
  • What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI?

After You’re Approved for Benefits 

  • Continuing Disability Reviews.
  • Reporting Changes to Social Security Disability.

Talk to a Disability Lawyer

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits and you’d like to appeal your case to an Administrative Law Judge, you may want to have representation to better your odds of winning. Studies show that just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.

While we spend a great deal of time working to succeed in our jobs and careers, few of us think about ensuring that we have a safety net to fall back on should we become disabled. This is an area where Social Security can provide valuable help to you.

Disability Pays Benefits under two programs:

  • The Social Security disability insurance program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Your adult child also may qualify for benefits on your earnings record if he or she has a disability that started before age 22.
  • The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled
    adults and children who have limited income and resources. For most
    people, the medical requirements for disability payments are the same
    under both programs and disability is determined by the same process.

Whether you apply for Social Security or SSI disability, we ask you for information about your medical condition, work and education history to help us decide if you are disabled under certain Disability rules and guidelines.

Talk to a SSD & SSI Attorney Today at the Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh & Associates

We are dedicated to your success — so contact us. Speak with one of our knowledgeable Long Island SSD & SSI attorneys and SSD & SSI Litigation attorneys today from wherever you are in New York in Nassau and Suffolk, Brooklyn, Kings and Queens Counties, on Long Island and all New York City boroughs.


Call 1-800-960-1529 today.



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