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Applying for Social Security Disability can be complicated. And, in the legal world, things can change quickly. At the Law Office of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder, our decades of experience with disability law allow us to help you through the complicated parts of this process. We know how important it is to stay current with legal issues as they relate to Social Security Disability. We are constantly tuned in to the changes in laws and regulations so that we can best serve our clients, aiding them in winning the Social Security Disability Benefits they deserve. There are very important new regulations effective March 1 that will affect each applicant.

We also know that keeping you informed about changed in Social Security Disability law and practice, as well as keeping you up-to-date on current events related to Social Security Disability law and practice, will help you make better decisions about your claim. Our Blog will serve as a place to update you on current events and important updates, so please visit often to see our most recent posts.

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Call us at 1-212-365-5018 or contact us online to discuss your specific Social Security Disability legal needs today.  

January 27 - When to Apply for Disability Benefits

Applying for disability benefits can be overwhelming for everyone. The process is difficulty and almost everyone is unsure of when and how to apply. As a general rule, however, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits as soon as you and your doctors agree that your disability is going to last at least a full year, or result in death. But it is hard to know in many cases that your condition won’t improve. After all, that is your goal and your doctor’s goal as well. So, sometimes you have to wait a while just to make sure. If your condition is not expected to last a full year or result in death, you will not qualify, no matter how severe it is right now.

If you and your doctor agree that your disability will prevent you from working a full year, contact us. There is no cost to file an application for Social Security Disability benefits—the only costs are the fees associated with medical records and the fees your doctors may charge for their reports.

Call the attorneys at the Law Office of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder if you’re disabled and can’t work anymore. You can reach us at 1-212-365-5018 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

January 26 - Hiring a Disability Attorney

Unfortunately, the Social Security process is not always easy or uncomplicated. There are deadlines to meet, medical records to be obtained, and physician reports to be requested and submitted. In order to make sure you have the correct information, you need to know what information is best to request from your doctors.

The disability process has many stages, and knowing what is steps are necessary at each stage can be overwhelming. Failing to provide enough information to prove your disability claim or missing important deadlines can result in a denial.

Can you take on your disability claim on your own? Of course—there is no requirement to have legal representation to pursue a claim. However, hiring a disability attorney will increase your chances of winning your claim. We get paid only when we win your case, and our fee is 25% of your past-due benefits. This means that you don’t have to hesitate to pick up the phone and call us. You don’t have to put off getting the help you need just because you’re feeling strapped for cash. Our fee is the same no matter when we begin our work for you. So why not give us a chance to work on your case from the beginning rather than trying to fix the mistakes that you may have made?

Call us at 1-212-365-5018 or contact us online to discuss your specific Social Security Disability legal needs today.

January 25 - Social Security Administration Makes More Cuts

In a somewhat quiet announcement, the Social Security Administration recently reported upcoming changes that would be made as a result of a 10% cut to their budget by Congress—despite increasing numbers of beneficiaries.

Going forward, the Social Security Administration will continue their previous cost-saving steps, including a hiring freeze, reduced amounts of overtime, and now—mailing fewer paper Social Security Statements. Statements will now only be mailed to individuals aged 60 and older—who are not currently receiving benefits and do not already have an online account with the Social Security Administration (link to site content about setting up a my Social Security Account).

Admittedly, the Social Security Administration notes that over a million people are currently waiting to hear if they are eligible for disability benefits—and acknowledge that further cutbacks will likely affect many as they expect their may be more changes in the near future.

January 24 - What is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) is a federal program that provides assistance to people with disabilities. To be eligible for SSD, you must not currently be working, have a disability that has or is expected to last for at least 12 consecutive months (or result in death), and meet the earning requirements at the time you became disabled.

The requirements may seem simple, but the qualified attorneys and staff at the Law offices of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder can help you determine if you’re eligible.

Call us at 1-212-365-5018 or contact us online to discuss your specific Social Security Disability legal needs today.