Social Security FAQ

Social Security Disability Insurance is a program to make sure that disabled workers have the resources they need to support their families. If a disability is preventing you from working, you are likely eligible for benefits, even though it is not always easy to obtain them.

At the law firm of Hobika Law Firm in Utica, we help disabled workers in New York navigate the complex process for securing benefits. We know that the challenges inherent in the process can be overcome, and we also know that having answers to your questions can provide you with peace of mind during a difficult time.

We encourage you to read through the following FAQs and hope you find them valuable. To discuss your specific situation with an attorney, contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Am I Eligible For SSD?

We cannot make any promises about what exactly you are eligible for in terms of dollar amounts, as many factors influence this. However, most disabled workers with a consistent work history are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Our attorneys have a tremendous track record of achieving successful results for workers who suffer from a wide variety of mental and physical impairments.

What If My Case Is Denied?

This is nothing to worry about. Many cases are initially denied before being approved on appeal. The key is ensuring that you have an attorney on your side making sure the groundwork is laid for a successful appeal.

Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

Is a lawyer required to pursue a Social Security Disability Insurance claim? No. Is a lawyer needed? We believe the answer is a resounding yes. The process of obtaining benefits is not user-friendly and it is easy for important steps to fall through the cracks if you are not familiar with the process, the timeline and the documents. We can make sure your case is handled as efficiently as possible and take all actions necessary to preserve your claim and potential appeal.

How Much Will A Lawyer Cost Me?

It will cost you nothing to put our experience and resources on your side. We do not collect any fees unless we are successful in obtaining benefits. Our lawyers will have every incentive to make sure your case is handled correctly and in a timely fashion.