Are you unable to do your regular work because of a physical or mental impairment, or a combination of both? If your condition is expected to keep you out of work for 12 months or more, or your condition is terminal, you may qualify for federal Social Security Disability benefits. You should talk to the experienced attorneys of Patsis Law, about filing for benefits — or appealing your denied claim.
Social Security Disability can pay you a monthly benefit of over $2,600 per month in 2014, depending on how much you paid into the system during your working career. If you have dependents, your benefits could total more than $3,000 per month for your entire family. In addition, if you are granted Social Security Disability benefits, you are also entitled to receive the same Medicare health insurance that people age 65 and over receive from the federal government.
Patsis Law is recognized as one of the leading Social Security Disability firms in the New York metropolitan area and Long Island. Our firm has won claims over the past 2 decades, from initial application through administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings and federal court appeals. Our attorneys teach courses in Social Security Disability law at local law schools and to other attorneys at national conferences.
Our strategy is simple – unlike some other firms, we personalize your claim rather than treating you like a widget in a "disability factory." This takes a little more work – but our results speak for themselves.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Long Island Social Security Disability attorneys have secured benefits for all types of impairments, from back injuries to heart disease to mental illness.
A Winning Record In Social Security Disability
The large majority of initial claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) are turned down.
Patsis Law has a high success rate because of our experience and approach:
We are not a national practice, but a local New York and Long Island firm. Our attorneys meet with clients one-on-one in the office to understand their disability, their former work and their current restrictions to prepare clients for their hearings.
Our cases are handled by real lawyers, not "advocates." We have the medical knowledge and courtroom skills to cross-examine experts and persuade judges our clients truly deserve disability benefits.
George E. Patsis is recognized as a top SSD attorney who trains other disability lawyers. He has been named to the list of Super Lawyers in Social Security Disability law and is frequently quoted in newspapers and on television as an authority on disability issues. He has argued and won important disability cases in the highest federal court in New York. He currently teaches Social Security Disability law at St. John's University Law School in addition to his full-time work at the firm.
Lawyers With You Every Step Through The Disability Process.
You will never be alone when you hire Patsis Law, to help you win your disability claim. The Social Security Administration (SSA), just like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is a massive federal bureaucracy that can easily intimidate claimants with disabilities. Thankfully, we have had great success guiding our clients through the "disability maze" for over 25 years.
Unlike many law firms, we assist clients with the initial application for benefits. We carefully listen to clients and document their symptoms and treatment, then develop an appropriate strategy for the case. We have been successful at every level of the process:
— Initial claims
— Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings
— Appeals Council review
— Federal court appeals
Our goal is to control the claims process by knowing more than the Social Security Administration and the (ALJ) assigned to your case. The key is diligent research (especially for rare or uncommon conditions), proper documentation and presentation of medical evidence, and sitting down with clients to prepare them to tell their story at the hearing. We break out the medical textbooks when we have to.
We treat every case individually, based upon the specific facts of the case. For example, we will prepare an application for a construction worker with a bad back much differently than we would for a bank manager with heart disease, or a teacher with depression, or a nurse with cancer.
The Experience And Commitment
To Win Your Social Security Disability Case