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The purpose of Social Security Disability (or SSD) is to provide ongoing financial support to individuals who expect to be unable to work for at least one year due to a disability or major personal injury. However, people who qualify for SSD are often denied benefits when they first apply.

If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits, the law firm of The Carlisle Law Firm can help with the appeal. Your appeal is more likely to be successful with the help of an experienced SSD lawyer — someone who understands how the SSD system works and who has access to health care professionals who can provide solid evidence of your claim.


Our Experienced SSD Attorneys Can Help

For more than 45 years, the law office of The Carlisle Law Firm has been helping disabled individuals and their families get access to all the government benefits to which they are entitled — including SSD or disability insurance.

Since 1961, our law firm has worked on behalf of disabled individuals — both adults and children — to help them get the government benefits they deserve. When we take on a Social Security disability case, we handle every aspect of the claim and appeal:

  • We will gather all necessary medical information to support your claim
  • Obtain the necessary government forms and help you complete them
  • Prepare you for your hearing and appear with you at hearings before an administrative law judge
  • If your claim is denied, we will handle your appeal to the appeals council and to the federal district court if necessary
SSD and Workers’ Compensation

If you were injured on the job, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation and SSD at the same time. This can be a confusing process, however, and many people have the misconception that it is not possible to collect both workers’ compensation and disability benefits at the same time.

The standards for eligibility are different for workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability. In many cases, SSD may be awarded while you are receiving only partial workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm can explain how all of this works and make it easier for you to understand the relationship between the two forms of compensation.

What Are the Attorney’s Fees in an SSD Case?

If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we are paid for our services only if we are successful on your behalf. There will be no fee if your claim is unsuccessful.


Contact the Carlisle Law Firm for a Free Consultation

If you are unable to work and expect it to be for a year, you should seek legal assistance to get the financial benefits you deserve. Your chance of success increases dramatically if you seek legal assistance from the beginning of the application process, not just when your claim has been denied. You deserve social security benefits, and we will help you fight for all the benefits you are entitled to. Contact the upstate New York law firm of The Carlisle Law Firm for a free and confidential initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, call us in Ogdensburg at 315-393-1111 or send us an e-mail.