Social Security Disability
Attorneys in Niagara Falls, New York
Representing Social Security Disability cases in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Lockport, the Tonawandas, Surrounding Areas and Niagara & Erie County.
What Is the Definition of Disability Used by Social Security?
Under the Social Security Act, “disability” means “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits?
If you have been denied SSD or SSI benefits, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights, and get you the benefits you need and deserve. At Viola, Cummings & Lindsay LLP, we can help.
Are You in Need of SSI or SSD Benefits?
If you are unable to work due to a medically determinable impairment or combination of impairments, you and your children are eligible to collect benefits from the Social Security Administration. Once benefits begin, they will continue as long as the person remains disabled until you reach your Social Security retirement age. It sounds like a simple process, yet the Social Security Administration (SSA) often denies claimants who are truly disabled by making the process very difficult.
Benefits are often denied to people who have legitimate claims. Statistics show that many people who apply are denied at the initial stage. As a result, people become discouraged and intimidated, so they simply back off, give up, and go away after their initial denial. At Viola, Cummings & Lindsay LLP, we do not let the government intimidate our clients. We file and prosecute appeals of denials from Social Security on behalf of clients and obtain a hearing where you can be heard and your case can be presented before an administrative law judge.