Disability Advocacy

NYLAG’s Disability Advocacy Project works to ensure that eligible disabled individuals receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Program (SSD) and the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI). Staff members provide free legal advice and representation when SSD or SSI benefits are wrongfully denied or terminated.

Potential clients are interviewed concerning their medical conditions, medications, treating providers and work history. Staff members then request and review medical records to determine if a case has merit on appeal. If it is determined that the evidence strongly supports a determination of disability, then a staff member will represent the client at a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.

For more information contact: 212-613-5024.

Resources & Materials – Know Your Rights

Applying for SSA

SSA Nondisability Appeals of Terminations and Overpayments

Lump Sums and Supplemental Needs Trusts

SSI Burial Policies

Disabled Adult Child Benefits

Social Security Benefits Information: Family Law Matters