Social Security Disability

Whether you have recently become disabled and can no longer work, and you need to file a first-time claim for Social Security benefits, or if you have previously been denied the Social Security benefits to which you are entitled, and you require legal representation to initiate an appeal, Harbinson & Brzykcy, Attorneys at Law can assist you.

Our attorneys understand that both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) clients already are facing an incredibly difficult ordeal, as they desperately need the funds to which they have a legitimate right in order to pay for housing, food, and other necessities. We therefore approach all of these cases with an utmost level of care and compassion.

We also work on these cases in the most expeditious manner possible to ensure our clients experience as little disruption in their lives as possible.

There is a wide of array of impairments, both physical and psychological, that preclude workers from being able to continue carrying out their normal job functions. We have listed just some of the more common types below. Even if you do not see the injury or disability that is afflicting you, we encourage you to call our office to learn whether we can assist you with a Social Security claim.

Among the different types of physical barriers that many Social Security Disability Insurance clients experience are: asthma, carpel tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain, diabetes, degenerative discs, fibromyalgia, heart disease, herniated discs, hip replacement surgery, joint disease, knee replacement surgery, and pulmonary (lung) disease.

Some of the more common mental disabilities that prevent workers from continuing in their careers that our law firm sees are: anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, mental retardation, personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

While both SSDI and SSI are programs administered by the federal Social Security Administration, and for most recipients, the medical requirements are identical, the important difference is that SSI disability benefits are additionally based on financial need.

To receive benefits under either the SSDI or SSI program, a physical or mental health problem, or a combination thereof, must be shown to be severe enough that it keeps someone from working in a regular paying job for a minimum of one year.

The test is not whether a worker is able to go back to their previous job or whether any employer is likely to hire them for another opening. Rather, it is whether someone is capable of performing any job available nationwide.

By using an extensive set of regulations, the Social Security Administration takes into account the following factors: the subject's medical condition, age, abilities, training, and work experience.

We hope the information in the preceding paragraphs proves helpful if you are contemplating whether to retain an attorney to pursue Social Security benefits. Of course, there is much more to know about this area of the law, and there is no substitute for coming in to one of our two conveniently located offices (in Taylorsville and Statesville) so we can gain as thorough an understanding as possible of your situation.

It is important to note that many valid Social Security claims are routinely denied as a matter of course and that the Social Security Administration counts on the fact that many applicants will simply give up after one try. That is where the trusted counsel of an attorney from Harbinson & Brzykcy, Attorneys at Law can level the playing field.

Once we are retained, one of our attorneys will file a Request for Reconsideration. Should that request be denied, we'll then request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). If further appeals are needed, we'll be ready to take your case to the Social Security Appeals Council, and, ultimately, to federal court.

We possess both the tenacity and expertise to effectively present your cases (replete with medical documentation) to the SSA as a means of demonstrating both your need and just entitlement to SSDI and/or SSI benefits.