Applying for Disability Benefits

Helping You Submit Your Social Security Application

Statistics show that almost two-thirds of Social Security disability (SSD) and SSI applications are initially denied. However, most of these denials are later overturned on appeal. Obtaining benefits can take much longer if your application is denied.

At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our experienced attorneys help clients complete effective disability benefit applications. To set up a free consultation, contact us today. We serve clients in the Buffalo NY area.

An Advocate Taking Your Side From Day One

Many law firms that handle Social Security disability claims will ask you to apply for benefits first, then come back only if your initial application is denied. This means less work for their attorneys, but it also leaves you without an advocate at a crucial stage.

Without a lawyer, the easiest approach to applying for disability benefits is by phone with the help of a representative from the Social Security Administration (SSA). But these representatives are not advocates for applicants. They work for the government.

If you apply for disability benefits by phone, the Social Security representative may be taking notes on anything you say. That information may be used against you in the future.

When you come to us to discuss your application, on the other hand, you are covered by attorney-client privilege. Anything you say to us is confidential, and we will make sure your application is drafted so as to portray your situation is the best possible light.

Taking Meaningful Steps to Improve Your Chances

Unlike many firms, we prepare disability benefit applications for our clients. We will go over your circumstances to determine which programs you may be eligible for, fill out your application and submit it to Social Security.

We will also work with your doctor to obtain not only your records, but also medical opinions that are necessary to win your case. SSA will request your records, but they often fail to obtain the medical opinion evidence that is needed to establish your eligibility for benefits.

By taking this approach, we are able to significantly increase our clients’ chances of getting their benefits approved at the application stage. Contact us to discuss how we can help you.