What Qualifies You For Disability in New York?

Gene Kirzhner Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

If you are suffering from a health condition that interferes with your ability to work, you may have been thinking of filing a disability claim in New York. There are many different types of conditions that may qualify an individual for disability payments and a number of these are listed in a list of impairments entitled, “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security”. This book is sometimes referred to as the “Blue Book”, and although it has been for many years a primary resource for those who make final decisions regarding disability claims, it is not the only determining factor. If you need to make a disability claim, you may benefit greatly from consulting with an experienced New York disability lawyer.

The Focus of Disability Determination

Even if you are suffering from a medical condition that is not listed in the “Blue Book”, you may still be able to qualify for disability. It is also important to realize that many medical conditions are not listed in the “Blue Book”. The main focus of Social Security in determining whether or not someone qualifies for disability is the criteria of its own definition of disability, which states that a person is disabled if he/she has a condition that reduces the ability to work and earn a substantial and gainful income for a period of at least one year. This needs to be shown in that person’s medical records as well, and the documentation of the condition must be thorough.

Filing a Disability Claim

To begin the process of filing a disability claim, you must file an application with information about your medical treatment and work history. Your claim is then sent to a processing agency for initial determination. You may then be asked to have an examination. They may also request more information about your work history. When the agency gets all the information it needs, it will either approve or deny your claim. If the claim is denied, you should always file an appeal. At this point, it’s probably a good idea to consult with an expert New York disability lawyer.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a New York Disability Lawyer Today

Personal injury and disability lawyers at Littman & Babiarz Law Office have been helping those with medical issues in central New York for over 30 years. We have Law offices in Auburn and Ithaca NY, and look forward to supporting clients throughout Lansing, Watkins Glen, Owego, Elmira and surrounding Tomkins County, Seneca County, Cayuga County, Cortland County, Schuyler County, Chemung County, Tioga County, Yates County, Onondaga County and Broome County communities. If you’ve been disabled by a medical condition and are considering filing a disability claim,  Get in touch with us online or call us at 607-277-7527 regarding your free initial consultation today.