Galbato Law Firm represents individuals applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits, also known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our firm represents claimants with physical injuries, as well as mental illnesses.
To qualify for Social Security Benefits you must have a medical condition that meets the definition of disability under the Social Security Law. Disability under Social Security is based on your inability to work. You may be considered disabled under Social Security rules if you cannot do work that you did before, you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s) and your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year.
We will work with you to review your Social Security file insuring your medical records for the time period in question are properly documented. In addition, we will attempt to obtain from your treating physician(s) a Complete Medical Report and Medical Assessment To Do Work-Related Activities questionnaire. This questionnaire is equivalent to a residual functional capacity evaluation in which your doctor sets forth your specific work restrictions and limitations.
Even under optimal circumstances, the process is complex and time consuming, so it is very important that it be professionally presented to the government at the outset. Our experience can make the difference during the process, especially at your hearing.
items to bring when we meet
All documentation from the Social Security Administration, including your Notice of Disapproved Claim
Notice of Hearing, if one has been scheduled
Any medical records you have
List of Doctors you have seen and medications you have been prescribed