SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
New York Social Security Disability Attorneys
Every year, over 2 million people file for Social Security benefits because they are disabled and are unable to work for 12 months or more. Many more don’t even bother to apply because they do not understand that they can still try to work, or can receive Social Security Disability in addition to other benefits. The New York social security disability attorneys at our firm can help you further understand your claim, and represent you if necessary.
You’ve worked and paid your taxes; you’ve paid into the system. Applying for disability benefits is simply applying for a benefit for which you have already made payments.
At Hermann Law Group, PLLC, our New York disability attorneys, represent clients throughout New York State, as well as in Connecticut and New Jersey. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to helping veterans obtain the benefits to which they are entitled.
VA Disability Benefits: Who is Eligible?
Generally, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits to members of the military who are injured or become sick while on duty as well as those whose pre-existing conditions are made worse as a result of service. Benefits are not taxed and are paid monthly in amounts that vary based on the recipient’s specific circumstances. A person who is able to work despite any impairments or who also receives Social Security Disability benefits may also be able to obtain VA disability benefits.
LONG TERM DISABILITY CLAIMS
New York Disability Lawyers
Whether you purchased a private policy or are covered under ERISA by a group policy offered by your employer or another group, Long Term Disability policies share certain features that make it dangerous for you to go through the process alone no matter how obvious your disability appears.
At Hermann Law Group, PLLC, we have the experience to handle your case and the success record to prove that we are the best at what we do. Our New York disability lawyers have been in the business for years, and will be able to back that up with our track record.
RAILROAD RETIREMENT CLAIMS
Disability Attorneys in New York
If you are disabled and you have the requisite months and years of service with the railroad, you may be entitled to benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).
Hermann Law Group is one of the premier firms in the region handling Railroad Retirement Benefits also known as Railroad Retirement Disability. Our disability attorneys in New York have the legal expertise and knowledge to represent your claim successfully, obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled.
The claims process is very similar to Social Security Disability, and the standard for disability is the same as it is for Social Security Disability. Whether you apply for an Occupational Disability Annuity or a Total and Permanent Disability Annuity, you must prove that you have a certain number of months of creditable Railroad service, and that you are permanently disabled.