Albany Social Security Disability Claims

Finding yourself unable to work and needing to file for Social Security Disability can be disheartening. Not only can it be difficult to accept your limitations, but the process of filing for benefits is extremely overwhelming. If this sounds like the situation that you are facing, let the compassionate team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve support you through the benefits filing process so that you and your family can focus on adjusting to your new lifestyle. With care and decades of experience we manage hundreds of Social Security Disability claims every year and we know the system and all the tricks.

The fact is, obtaining social security benefits can take years, even if your claim for disability appears obvious and has been validated by a medical professional. If you’ve heard someone say “most every claim for benefits is denied the first time”, you’ve heard correctly. Mostly, this is true because the Social Security department insists that everyone is capable of doing some sort of a job. Also, there is an endless stack of claims that are back-logged and slowly moving through the system. For these reasons and more, it is important to have the help of an experienced attorney when you begin the process of filing for your benefits. You don’t need any delay in the review and approval of your claim.  At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we understand the system and can make sure that your application is thorough, accurate, and complete.

Our team knows how to efficiently gather the medical documentation that substantiates your case. Our dedicated support staff will project manage your claim by organizing and reviewing the vast number of documents necessary for your claim to be considered complete.  Having this additional set of eyes is integral to improving the chances of submitting a claim that will be approved rather than denied. While our track-record is exceptional, there is the occasion when a claim is denied in which case we will immediately appeal on your behalf.  As a client of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve you will be treated with kindness and respect and your case will receive the focus and efficiency necessary for improving the chances of being approved!

Social Security Disability benefits are designed to support you. You have every right to file and receive them. You have paid for them. Let our firm help exercise your right and get the benefits that you are owed! Our fee is contingent on us securing monetary compensation for you, we do not expect payment until your benefits have been approved. Contact our offices today. Our team is happy to answer any questions that you might have and will schedule a complimentary meeting to assess the specific circumstances you are dealing with. Your emotional and financial well-being is our priority, let us fight for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I being the process of filing for benefits?

You can call the Social Security office to make an appointment (1-800-772-1213). You can click here to find the nearest Social Security office.  

What do I do if I’ve received a denial notice?

Being denied by Social Security can be disappointing. Almost everyone is denied the first time they apply. One thing to keep in mind is that you only have 60-days within which to file an appeal. This is why it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney for assistance.

Am I required to have an attorney represent me?

While Social Security does not mandate that you have an attorney, it is highly advised. The process is very complex and having an experienced professional in your corner can improve your chances of approval.

Why is it taking such a long time to have the hearing that I requested?

The Social Security Administration is dealing with an extreme backlog of claims. The average amount of time to wait is 16 months. While it may seem like a long time with minimal progress, it’s important to use this time to take requisite steps that can help your case be approved. There are things that you can do now that will increase your chances.

How much money do I have to pay an attorney?

Fees for attorney service only need to be paid after being approved by Social Security and only if you should be approved for benefits. By law, attorney fees are paid from the retroactive benefit amount that you receive and cannot exceed $6,000 or 25% of your retroactive amount – whichever is less.

Helpful Links:

Social Security Website:

National Institute of Health: