If you have suffered a disability at work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits that can help pay for medical bills and raise your standard of living. However, there is a stipulation. In most cases, you not only have to prove that you are unable to work for your former job, but must also prove that you are unfit for any other job. Meaning, if you are unable to return to work as an electrician because the rigors of the job prove too painful, you may not be entitled to benefits unless you can prove that you are physically incapable of performing other job functions as well. So, if you cannot return to work as a construction worker, you may also have to prove that you can no longer do office work either. This condition applies across all professions. It is not enough proving that you can no longer do your job. It’s necessary to prove that you cannot find work at all. However, cases involving individuals who are 50 and over are viewed differently by the Social Security Administration and the Social Security Disability attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC know how to present your case in the most favorable light based on your age and previous employment.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we know how difficult it is to start down a new career path after the age of 50. And the law is on your side. Knowing the challenges involved for those over 50 attempting to restart their professional lives, there are special dispensations available to those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits after this age.
Once you turn 50, the rate of accepted SSD claims rises, but winning a claim is still far from guaranteed. You still may face a string of frustrating denials and appeal processes that will delay you from receiving benefits.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we can help you avoid that. Retaining counsel is often an advantageous move, as we can evaluate your claim, help with all pertinent paperwork, and advocate your case should it have to go to court. With the expertise of our skilled team of attorneys, you can rest assured that you’ll be steered in the right direction at every juncture of your legal proceedings.
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Navigating the legal landscape can be a confusing and difficult undertaking. The NYC Social Security Disability lawyers at Kaplan Lawyers PC want you to get the most out of your Social Security Disability benefits, and will fight hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and remember, there is no fee unless we win your case.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]