Albany Social Security Disability FAQs

Who is eligible for disability benefits from Social Security?

Under Social Security rules, you’re only considered disabled (and eligible for benefits) if a medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from working for at least 12 months. The disability can be a physical condition, a mental condition, or a combination of both.

If I applied but was denied, what should I do?

You should appeal. First, you file a written request for reconsideration within 60 days of the denial notice. After, there are four levels of review: Reconsideration, Hearing, Appeals Council, and Federal Court.

Why should I hire James Trauring & Associates, LLC?

Social Security statistics show that claimants who are represented by lawyers win more often than those who are not represented. Your best chance of winning your case against the government is to be represented by a lawyer. We have over 25 years' experience of helping people in Western and Upstate New York win Social Security Disability benefits.

I was denied. Should I appeal? What happens if Social Security denies my claim for disability benefits?

You should appeal, but your time is limited. You must make your request in writing within 60 days from the date you received a denial letter. Five days after the date on the letter begins your 60-day period.

I’m in interested in talking with James Trauring & Associates, LLC. What should I do?

Contact our office today. We’ll arrange a consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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