Stroke Social Security Disability Cases

April 06,2010
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140,000 people die from stroke in the U.S. each year. For the more than 600,000 more Americans who suffer a stroke each year, this medical emergency can be completely disabling. During a stroke, the flow of oxygen is cut off to a certain area of the brain, which causes brain cells to begin to die within minutes. Often linked to high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as smoking (efforts to curb these factors have reduced the number of strokes in recent years), a stroke can cause permanent or temporary paralysis, as well as walking, speaking, reasoning and vision problems.

A person who suffers a stroke may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) generally provides benefits to individuals – as well as their spouses and children – who are unable to work for one year or more due to a physical or mental impairment or combination thereof. In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a person must have made sufficient payments into to Social Security system. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, on the other hand, are available to disabled individuals with limited income and resources.

Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a full-service disability law firm focusing exclusively on disability cases and representing clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Contact our firm toll free at 877-773-3030 for a consultation at no cost to you. You can also visit our website to give us your information and request that our office contact you.

The Social Security disability claims process begins when a person files a claim for benefits with the SSA. Unfortunately, the Administration initially denies the majority of claims filed, including many with merit. A person whose claim is denied can seek reconsideration and/or a hearing before an SSA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), which, as experienced Social Security disability attorneys, we believe is a claimant’s best opportunity to prove his or her claim. Many claimants, however, simply give up after the initial determination and do not take full advantage of the claims process.

At Hermann Law Group, our disability attorneys share more than 50 years of combined legal experience to represent claimants at every stage of the disability claims process. As local attorneys, we are familiar with the area SSA staff and understand how to present a claim to them in the most compelling manner. As skilled litigators, we also understand how local judges analyze claims and, therefore, the evidence necessary to persuade them that a particular claimant is eligible for benefits. We proudly maintain a success rate of over 90% for all decisions received over the past twelve months. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our offices are conveniently located in New York’s Westchester and Dutchess counties as well as in Hackensack, New Jersey and Danbury, Connecticut. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.