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Social Security Disability
(SSDI & SSI) Lawyers

Social security disability attorneys with over 50 years of experience.

Social Security Disability (SSD) and Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefits are offered to those with a qualifying chronic disability, including those caused by injury. These government funds are used to lift the financial burden of those with disabilities who are unable to work. However, the process of obtaining these benefits is complex.

Sobo & Sobo’s Social Security Disability Lawyers have helped disabled clients secure the funding they need by negotiating with SSD officials, and ensuring all necessary paperwork is filled out correctly and on time.

Before Applying for SSD/SSI Benefits

Before applying for social security benefits, make sure you are doing everything you can to take care of your health. You should make sure to get treatment for every condition that impacts your ability to work and perform your daily functions. If you need advice, just ask us online or by phone at 855-GOT-SOBO.

What to Expect After Applying

It will take two to six months to receive a determination in your case. If you are denied benefits, we will appeal that decision and request a hearing. The whole process can take between one and a half to two years, sometimes longer.

How an SSD Lawyer Can Help

We will attend every hearing and keep the Social Security Administration up to date for you. We handle all appeals, submit briefs and stay in touch with you at all times.

Your Role

Keep us up to date on your health and medical information. And be sure to call us with any questions you have. That’s it. We’ll handle the rest.

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Applying for Disability Benefits (SSD or SSI)

If you are unable to work for an extended period of time, the physical, emotional and financial stress can be overwhelming. An illness, injury or disability that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work may qualify you for benefits from the Federal government called Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI). If you have worked hard and paid into Social Security through your taxes, the benefits are there to help you and your family.

Even if you do not have a record of work, you may still be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI).

Disability Benefits & Eligibility

Both the SSD and SSI benefits programs are run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). But unlike Social Security retirement benefits, disability benefits aren’t automatic.

The application process for collecting disability benefits can be overwhelming, especially if you are not at your best. The eligibility requirements can also seem complicated. In a nutshell, for SSD, you have to prove you are incapable of work due to disability and that you have paid into the system.

For SSI, you have to prove that you are incapable of work due to disability and that you are in financial need.

How a Disability Attorney Can Help

Unfortunately, over 60 percent of the people who apply for disability benefits are initially rejected. A lawyer can help. The assistance of an experienced social security disability attorney can make all the difference.

Working with Sobo & Sobo means you have a team of people dedicated to helping you collect your benefits.

Social Security Disability Qualifications

According to the Social Security Administration, you can apply for disability benefits if you:

Are age 18 or older
Not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record
Have a medical condition expecting to last 12 months or more that makes you unable to work

Eligible Medical Conditions

  • Musculoskeletal problems such as back injuries
  • Respiratory illnesses such as COPD or asthma
  • Cardiovascular conditions such as heart failure or coronary artery disease
  • Neurological conditions such as MS, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy
  • Mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or autism
  • Immune system issues such as HIV, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Syndromes such as Sjogren’s Syndrome or Marfan Syndrome
  • Digestive tract problems such as liver disease or IBD
  • Skin disorders such as psoriasis or dermatitis
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Cancer

Even if you are rejected during the first step of the process, we will be by your side to make sure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. You have up to 60 days from the date you receive a decision letter to request an appeal. During the sometimes difficult appeal process we will be by your side, keeping you informed every step of the way.

For Help Getting
SSD Benefits

If your disability is making it impossible for you to work, and you need help filing for Social Security Benefits, we can help. No matter where you are in the process; currently filing or if your initial application has been denied, Sobo & Sobo is ready to hear your story.

Call 855-GOT-SOBO or contact us online to book your consultation. After our free consultation we can begin to take steps toward gaining the benefits to which you are entitled.

If your injuries make it difficult for you to travel to one of our offices don’t worry, we’ll come to you.


Have You Been

The very first thing you should do is seek treatment by a medical professional, and be sure mention all the areas of pain or injury. Second: call Sobo & Sobo to secure your rights.

You likely have a personal injury if: (1) you were in an accident that was not entirely your fault, and (2) you sustained an injury from the accident.

The Sobo & Sobo “No Fee Guarantee” puts in writing that there is never a charge unless the firm, wins money for the client.

No-Fault refers to the legal system that requires the insurance company for the vehicle that you are occupying to pay for certain benefits such as medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who caused the accident. New York, for example, has a no-fault law that requires the insurance company for the vehicle you occupy to pay benefits even if that vehicle did not cause the accident.

There are different statute of limitations in New York, and exceptions that can add additional time. While every case is different, the statute of limitations in New York for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident.