How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing


What You Can Expect at Your Social Security Disability Hearing A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge is perhaps the most crucial stage in your claim for disability benefits. It is the only time you will go face to face with the individual who is going to determine your eligibility for benefits. Just as important [...]

How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing2019-07-23T07:17:38+00:00

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security


Social Security Disability: Listing of Impairments Explained by a New York Social Security Disability Attorney One of the quickest ways to qualify for Social Security disability benefits is to have an impairment that fits within the Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments. The listed impairments are spelled out in the regulations and if your condition [...]

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security2019-07-23T04:05:01+00:00

Social Security Appeal


What if My Application for Social Security Benefits Is Denied? You’ve filed your application for Social Security disability benefits and are waiting anxiously for a decision.  While you should keep a positive frame of mind, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for the possibility that your social security benefits is denied.  Why?  Because most [...]

Social Security Appeal2019-06-04T19:14:55+00:00

Social Security Claim


How to Obtain Disability Benefits If You Can't Work There are two types of disability benefits available to those who are impaired through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your New York Social Security disability lawyers have explained the difference between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) below. 
Supplemental Security Income SSI should be [...]

Social Security Claim2019-06-03T19:04:17+00:00

Railroad Retirement Claim


Railroad Retirement Claims Process The process of applying for Railroad Retirement Disability can be complicated and benefits often take many months to process. Railroad retirement benefits are administered by the Railroad Retirement Board's disability benefits program. This program provides specific benefits to current and former United States railroads employees. Individuals who have sustained a work-disabling [...]

Railroad Retirement Claim2019-05-15T16:30:50+00:00

Social Security Disability Claim


Could You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? You are out of a job.  In fact, you have been looking but the type of work that you have been doing is now being done by robots!  You do not think that you can start all over again at your age.  Your back and knees keep [...]

Social Security Disability Claim2019-05-07T17:43:32+00:00

How to Answer Questions on Disability Forms: SSA 3373-BK


Social Security disability forms often include legal jargon and technical information that is difficult to digest. Instead of filling out these forms on your own, speak with an experienced disability attorney who can help. At Hermann Law Group, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping clients complete disability paperwork and gather evidence. To learn more about [...]

How to Answer Questions on Disability Forms: SSA 3373-BK2019-04-09T19:39:07+00:00

How Does the SSA Judge My Residual Functional Capacity for Work?


When you apply for Social Security disability, the SSA will use a residual functional capacity (RFC) form to assess whether you qualify for benefits. The claims examiner will use both medical records and doctor's statements when developing your physical and mental RFC, depending on the conditions that you are claiming as your disabilities. Your RFC will outline your [...]

How Does the SSA Judge My Residual Functional Capacity for Work?2019-04-02T18:36:15+00:00

What Qualifies as a Disability?


What Conditions Qualify for SSD and SSI? Each year, the federal government issues a release in which they describe the various conditions that would qualify an applicant for SSD or SSI. This is known as the Blue Book. None of what is mentioned there is entirely useful, though. That's because those with the conditions mentioned [...]

What Qualifies as a Disability?2021-08-17T11:45:48+00:00

How to Get Long Term Disability Approved


It’s no secret that getting long-term disability (LTD) benefits approved is a frustrating process, to say the least. Insurance companies will render half decisions, continuously require more paperwork and proof, and after that, deny your claim anyway. Meanwhile, your own doctor is telling you that you shouldn’t return to work, bills are piling up, and [...]

How to Get Long Term Disability Approved2018-11-28T20:09:26+00:00

How Your Doctor’€™s Opinion Can Help Your Social Security Claim


An opinion from your doctor can help your claim for Social Security disability benefits or SSI.  Social Security decision makers place significant weight on a treating doctor’s opinion about a claimant’s ability to work.  But getting a proper opinion from your doctor is not always easy.  Why?  Because doctors are very busy people and not [...]

How Your Doctor’€™s Opinion Can Help Your Social Security Claim2016-05-26T18:05:47+00:00

Gabe Hermann Elected President of the NYSSBA


I am pleased to announce that in a meeting held on December 17, 2008, I was elected President to the New York Social Security Bar Association. This organization, established over 25 years ago, provides attorneys who practice in the field of Social Security Law the opportunity to discuss trends and changes in the law and [...]

Gabe Hermann Elected President of the NYSSBA2016-04-05T19:27:03+00:00

As Seen on Jeopardy!


Within the past month, I made presentations about Social Security Disability both to the public and to a local Bar Association. Attendees at both lectures received the same printed materials and heard slightly different oral presentations, tailored for the audience. For the lawyers, my lecture was focused on what they should look for if clients [...]

As Seen on Jeopardy!2016-03-15T19:35:50+00:00

Winning Disability Claims: Behind the Hermann Law Group Success Rate


As the year draws to a close, I've taken some time to think about why we have such a high success rate. Looking at all decisions in 2008, we won 92% of our Social Security Disability cases. This number is far higher than the national average, where no more than 53% of all applicants win [...]

Winning Disability Claims: Behind the Hermann Law Group Success Rate2016-02-09T19:25:24+00:00
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