If you find yourself struggling to deal with a disability, the last thing you want to deal with is paperwork and forms and hassles. This is true for someone who has a mere cold or flu; things can be especially difficult if you are suffering from a serious condition that is preventing you from working long-term.

The Social Security Administration has various programs in place to help Americans who are suffering from a serious injury, illness or mental condition that prevents them from maintain gainful employment. If the condition is expected to last at least a year or ultimately end in death, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. In addition to having a qualifying disability, in order to qualify for SSDI, you must have also paid into the program through payroll taxes.

Nearly two thirds of all applicants who apply for Social Security disability benefits are rejected on their first attempt. While many simply do not qualify, many simply did not provide the necessary information for approval. Meeting the criteria and collecting all the necessary paperwork is not always easy.

Here at the law offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, we understand the difficulties you are suffering through. Your primary focus should be to get yourself better. During these troubling times, the burden of collecting and submitting the necessary paperwork may seem overwhelming. Our attorney has been practicing law since 1979; prior to forming her own firm in 1987, Mazur worked for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review as a staff attorney. Our firm knows what it takes to maximize your chance of getting approved, and we will work with you every step of the way to help you along. If you need help with your SSDI benefits for injury claim, it may be in your best interest to reach out to a firm familiar with Social Security disability to see whether you qualify.