Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
Disability is generally defined as an inability to take part in or perform day to day activities. For the purposes of Social Security benefits, the definition is more specific. It may be defined as an inability to engage in considerable gainful activity due to any medically determinable physical or mental condition that is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. Social Security Disability benefits may be available to a worker who has been disabled. For a child or other person with a disability who is or was not employed, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may apply.
Determining what to do if you or someone you love has become disabled is a difficult situation to be in. You may be entirely unfamiliar with this territory and may be unsure of what disability benefits you may be able to receive, if any. Our lead attorney from the Melnik Law Group, PLLC can help. By talking to you about what occurred and by conducting a complete review of the matter, an experienced attorney can determine what benefits you may be entitled to receive and can then go about the process of seeking these benefits on your behalf. Having a legal professional to assist you with your application and in the event of a denial or any other issues can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Tried & True Counsel for the Disabled
At Melnik Law Group, PLLC we are committed to helping clients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and all of New York City with all types of legal and financial issues related to elder law. We have a thorough understanding of the many issues that will need to be addressed in the event that you or a loved one is disabled. We can talk to you about financial planning options, such as a
special needs trust/supplemental needs trust and also whether you may qualify for
Medicaid, Social Security or Supplemental Security Income. Contact attorney Melnik today for legal counsel that you can trust and depend on.