SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is a federal program that provides individuals who are disabled with regular income. Despite SSDI’s necessity for many individuals in Spring Valley, New York, the application and approval process is complex and challenging. Acting alone – without the representation of an attorney – many people find SSDI can be difficult to apply for and secure.
Furthermore, SSDI offices are not always located in one’s hometown or city. It can be tough to know where to get SSDI assistance. Fortunately, there are multiple methods of applying for SSDI that make it easier to get approved, yield larger benefits, and expedite the time required to receive payments.
Where to Get SSDI in Spring Valley, NY without Legal Assistance
Spring Valley, NY doesn’t have any Social Security offices at this time. However, there are four nearby Social Security offices people can drive or take public transportation to depending on their distance and circumstances.
These offices are:
- West Nyack Social Security Office
240 West Nyack Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
- Peekskill Social Security Office
One Park Place
Peekskill, NY 10566
- White Plains Social Security Office
297 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10607
- Hackensack, NJ Social Security Office
Continental Plaza, 2nd Floor, 401 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Individuals looking for SSDI assistance can visit any of these offices and apply for the program. Alternatively, individuals can apply for the program online through the Social Security portal.
What Individuals Need to Apply
Regardless of online or in-person applications, those seeking SSDI must gather a variety of important documents to both apply for and qualify for the program. These documents are:
- Birth certificate or another proof of birth “PROOF OF BIRTH???” ummm… does existence count?
- Proof of US citizenship or lawful alien status if not born in the US
- US military discharge papers if the applicant had military service before 1968
- W-2 forms or supplement tax returns for the last year
- An adult disability report, which includes details about injuries, conditions, or illnesses and the applicant’s work history
- Medical evidence of the disability(s) that may qualify for SSDI, such as medical records, recent test results, and doctors’ reports
- Pay stubs, award letters, settlement agreements, or other proof of workers compensation or temporary benefits the applicant has received
These documents must be in their original forms (i.e. not photocopies) in most cases.
To learn more about how much you can get paid in SSDI benefits and disability requirements, click here.
How an SSDI Attorney Can Help
No matter how cut and dry a disability case may seem on the surface, applying for SSDI is complex. Even disabled individuals that meet all requirements can fail to qualify if they don’t have extensive experience with the legal process.
Furthermore, the SSDI application process is often long and taxing. It may require submitting several forms multiple times and meeting many deadlines before the first step, proving one is qualified for benefits, is complete. While the SSDI office does what it can, its bureaucratic processes often ensure that applicants have a very hard time receiving any benefits at all, let alone maximum benefits.
Lawyers that specialize in helping disabled individuals acquire SSDI are experienced in all aspects of the Social Security program. As a result, they are well-equipped to assist applicants with not only filing for and being approved for SSDI, but also helping applicants get the maximum SSDI benefits possible.
In many cases, acquiring maximum SSDI benefits is necessary for disabled individuals to:
- Enjoy a greater quality of life
- Support their families
- Pay for medical expenses
SSDI lawyers like Sobo & Sobo can assist by:
- Organizing all necessary papers and documents
- Communicating with SSDI offices and ensuring expedience
- Ensuring that necessary paperwork is both completed and filed accurately, lowering the likelihood of having to reapply
- Filling in information such that the applicant gains the maximum benefit amounts possible
Any individual hoping for substantial benefits from the SSDI program should contact knowledgeable SSDI lawyers ASAP to maximize benefits, and minimize time to payment.
Contact SSDI Lawyers in Spring Valley
Applicants in Spring Valley don’t need to head to Manhattan to reach an expert SSDI attorney. In fact, Sobo & Sobo have a Spring Valley office right in town, making setting up an appointment or consultation quick and simple. Call 855-468-7626 to set up a free consultation, or contact us online.
Sobo & Sobo has over 50 years of experience working on SSDI and related cases for disabled individuals in Spring Valley. As a result, they are prepared to handle any SSDI application or rejection case. Furthermore, they’re only paid if their clients succeed. As a result, clients never pay out-of-pocket for legal help when money is tight in the first place.