Disability Help is an essential service for all New Yorkers. It includes assistance with applying for SSI, SSDI and other benefits; free legal aid for people who think their case was wrongly denied by local social services agencies; and assistance with finding resources and support for physical or mental disabilities.
A Detailed Work History
When you apply for disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will ask you to provide information on your employment. It will need to know what you do and where you do it, how many hours you worked each week and if your employer paid you a wage.
The SSA also needs to know your medical history. It will want to see medical records and other evidence that your disability meets the criteria of the Blue Book.
Preparing and Presenting Appropriate Medical Proof
You may be able to make your claim for disability faster if you have appropriate medical proof. This proof must show that your condition is severe and will prevent you from working for a period of time.
It is recommended that you have your medical evidence prepared by a physician before you file for disability. This will ensure that your medical condition meets the requirements of the Blue Book and that it is severe enough to keep you from working for a long period of time.
Your Social Security Attorney or Advocate will work with you to ensure that your application for disability is complete and that it includes the necessary medical documentation. This will help the SSA to fairly evaluate your disability claim and to give you the benefit you deserve.