Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

Competent advocacy needed to avoid SSD claim denial


Our nation seems to be slowly recognizing the importance of mental health. While public awareness programs and increased treatment options go a long way toward ensuring that those in need are able to access the treatment they deserve, the truth of the matter is that many individuals are so severely affected by their mental condition that they are unable to live a normal life. In addition to being unable to carry out day-to-day functions and social activities, many of those suffering from mental health conditions are rendered unable to work.

The financial uncertainty caused by an inability to work can wreak havoc on an individual's life. He or she may struggle to maintain stable housing, keep the lights on, put food on the table and obtain the healthcare treatment they need. It is unacceptable for these individuals, who are perhaps the most vulnerable amongst us, to be put in such a dire situation, which is why our firm diligently works with those disabled by a mental condition to seek out Social Security disability benefits.

Although SSD benefits can provide a financial lifesaver to those who qualify, succeeding on a SSD claim can be challenging, as there are many reasons on which the Social Security Administration can base a claim denial. The legal team at our firm recognizes not only the common pitfalls that affect SSD claims but also the specific requirements that must be met for certain medical conditions, which allows us to build strong claims with an eye on satisfying the government concerns when analyzing a claim.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive an individualized approach to their SSD claims, which we hope will increase the likelihood that they will receive the compensation needed to provide them with financial stability. In the end, we want our clients to live as normal of a life as is possible. If that means fighting for it in front of an administrative law judge, then we are happy to take that challenge.

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