Getting rejected on your Social Security Disability application can be a difficult thing, especially if your inability to work merits your receipt of benefits.
However, as some people have found out, there are specialized rules and conditions that dictate whether or not you can receive benefits based on how frequently you have worked in the past several years. These Social Security disability requirements dictate whether you can receive funds, and when.
Applicants may also not realize that the Social Security disability application backlog is extremely high. For example, cases heard in Brooklyn average one of the country’s best rates for Social Security disability hearing schedules, and it can still take nine months.
If you’re considering taking advantage of the benefits because your workplace injury makes you eligible for more than New York workers’ compensation funds, keep these factors in mind when making your application.
Also important to note is how much you can receive in Social Security Disability benefits if your application goes through in New York. We’ve included a table outlining the likely numbers, and you can use these to budget for your household.
Keep in mind that a denial does not mean that you won’t get a second chance to apply for benefits. But it could mean that you need to take a different approach in dealing with the Social Security Administration. For ideas or a consultation, contact the legal team at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. today.