The poor economy has hit many New York workers hard, especially those already struggling to work or find employment with a medical condition or disability. Often, individuals with medical conditions or disabilities are able to work if they can find an employer willing to work with their limitations. However, this becomes more of a challenge when the unemployment rises and employers become less reluctant to make accommodations.
Not surprisingly, this is putting even more of a burden on the Social Security disability program. Many people who turn to Social Security disability insurance for benefits are unable to work at all, or are unable to find an employer who will make accommodations for their medical needs or their disability. The worse the economy, the harder it is to find an employer willing to go “above and beyond” to accommodate a disabled worker.
Because workers with disabilities or serious medical conditions are sometimes the employees with more absences or lower productivity, they are often the first to lose their job when an employer announces layoffs. Even employers who do more than the law requires to accommodate employees with needs may not be able to continue to do so as the economy continues to stagnate.
Now there are thousands of newly unemployed workers looking for help from the Social Security Administration disability insurance program. Are you one of them? If so, the sooner you get your application submitted and the more thorough it is, the sooner you will get approved to receive benefits.
It is important to know that it is not enough to just apply for SSDI benefits – your application must be thorough and it must be clear that you cannot work. If your application is not complete and clear, your claim may be denied – then you end up having to appeal your case, which takes even more time.
A skilled, detail-oriented and experienced Social Security disability benefits attorney like one from Markhoff & Mittman can cut through a lot of the confusion and red tape. We have helped thousands of disability applicants with their claims and appeals, and we can help you, too.
Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
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