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Multiple Body Systems and Social Security Disability Claims in New York

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Do you or a loved one have a mental disorder or physical disability that limits your abilities to work and function normally? You may want to learn more about Social Security disability claims in New York if an impairment that affects multiple body systems has resulted in a complete inability to work. Disability benefits may be available to those who are unable to work because of a debilitating

Before You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

It is important to note than many Social Security disability claims in New York are denied initially, thus it is in your best interest to work with New York disability lawyers to help your case. Your claim must be handled properly and efficiently each step of the way.

They will work with you through the process and make sure you don't accidentally overlook a form or a test that could result in the denial of your benefits. Paperwork can be overwhelming and confusing if you don't have someone with you to answer questions and address concerns that you may have.

In these particular cases, proper documentation of your disability, limitations and needs are critical. If this is something you have never gone through before, your disability lawyer will be vital to getting through the process with minimal hassle. The benefits that you can receive will be dependent on the severity of your limitation, how it affects your ability to work and whether it is short or long term.

What is Needed to Prove Disability for Issues Affecting Multiple Body Systems

In order to demonstrate that you or a loved one has an impairment affecting multiple body systems you will need to provide medical evidence such as: 

  • Documentation from an acceptable medical source
  • Laboratory report of an analysis/test
  • Definitive chromosomal or karyotype analysis (in the case of Down syndrome)
  • Clinical description of the diagnostic physical features of the impairment
  • Evidence showing the limitations in adaptive functioning
  • Psychological testing 

The process of applying for Social Security disability claim benefits is long, complicated and thorough. Working with New York disability lawyers will alleviate the toll that this process can take on you or your loved one and increase the odds that you will have a more successful bid for the disability benefits that you do desperately need.

Your attorney will have experience in understanding what exactly is needed to prove an impairment affecting multiple body systems and the sufferer's inability to work because of this impairment.

Contacting Long Island Disability Lawyers

To learn more about Social Security disability claims in New York, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a New York Social Security disability lawyer at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for help with building your disability claim at 800-310-5520.