Disability Lawyer CT

Connecticut Social Security and Disability Lawyer

Potok Law, LLC specializes in representing clients who have been denied social security disability in Connecticut. If injury or illness prevents you from working, you may be eligible for benefits under the Social Security Disability Law. Potok Law will properly prepare the application for benefits, make sure you receive your full benefits, or help you file your appeal and attend the appeal hearing on your behalf.

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a part of the Federal Social Security Act. It includes programs that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers and their families. Social Security Disability Benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage. Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under the appropriate Social Security Administration regulations.

Contact Attorney Benjamin K. Potok at 860-348-1500 for more information.

Social Security Disability Eligibility

You may be eligible for SSD benefits if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
• Do you have a severe physical or mental impairment that prevents you from working?
• Do you have a disability that prohibits you from working in any capacity – not just in the job you held previously?
• Has your disability lasted – or is it expected to last – for at least one year?
• Is the disability life threatening?
Here is a general summary of the claims process – First, the disabled person makes an initial claim. These claims are almost always denied unless the person suffers from a serious and obvious disability. In most instances, the claimant must file a reconsideration of benefits which is also routinely denied. Following reconsideration denial, the claimant may request a hearing before an administrative law judge. Should the Claimant be unsuccessful at the hearing, appeals to the Appeals Council and/or Federal Court is available.

If your claim is denied at any level, you should seek the advice of an experienced social security benefits attorney. Going to a hearing without a lawyer is not wise because an adverse ruling could forever bar your ability to receive benefits. It is common for persons who have been denied several times to be subsequently approved when they receive assistance of an experienced lawyer.