How Our Representatives Can Help You 

• Getting information from your Social  Security file;

• Helping you get medical records or information to support your claim;

• Coming with you, or for you, to any interview, conference or hearing you have with us;

• Requesting a reconsideration, hearing or Appeals Council review; and

• Helping you and your witnesses prepare for a hearing and questioning any witnesses.       

​Your representative also will receive a copy of the decision(s) the Social Security Administration makes on your claim(s).

How to File 

If you have been injured or ill and unable to work for five months you can apply for SSI Disability Benefits online, by phone, or in person at your local Social Security office.    
 To apply online, take these steps:     
Review the Checklist for Online Adult Disability Application     Complete the Disability Benefit Application     
Medical Release Form

You can also contact the Social Security Office of the federal government online, at or call the Social Security office phone number, 1-800-772-1213 or  1-800-325-0778, the TTY number for deaf or hard-of-hearing.

​If you already applied to receive SSI or Disability benefits from the federal government and believe your application was wrongfully denied contact our office to guide you through the appeal process

National Offices (516) 938-5007 or (516) 935-7346

Conditions that may qualify you for SSI Disability Benefits

Disorders of the musculo-skeletal system, such as joint, bone and spine conditions.
Speech, Vision and hearing problems
Respiratory diseases such as Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, and many other lung conditions.
cardiovascular impairment disorders that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system (that is, arteries, veins, capillaries, and the lymphatic drainage).
Disorders of the digestive system include gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hepatic (liver) dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, and malnutrition.genitourinary impairments resulting from chronic renal disease.
Hematological Disorders (blood cell related conditions)
Skin disorders such as dermatitis or burns
Endocrine disorders such as Thyroid conditions
Down syndrome conditions
Neurological disorders such as Multiple sclerosis
Psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, anxiety-related disorders,
Affective disorders characterized by a disturbance of mood, accompanied by a full or partial manic or depressive syndrome; Personality disorders, Substance addiction disorders; and others.
Malignant Neoplastic Diseases such as Lymphoma, Leukemia, and other cancerous conditions.Immune System Disorders such as HIV, Inflammatory arthritis, Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), and others.

Supplemental Security Income and Disability: The Basics

  • The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income
  • The Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid  Social Security taxes.
  • Your adult child also may qualify for SSDI benefits based on your work record if the disability started before age 22.
  • SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.
  • In most cases, if you currently earn more than $980 a month at work, you usually cannot be considered disabled by the Social Security 

The offices of Lance Wallach provide advocacy to people who need help securing the SSI Social Security benefits and Disability benefits they are entitled to receive from the government.Mr. Wallach and his team of highly experienced lawyers, pension experts and health care professionals can help you obtain the SSI and Disability benefits that you deserve.Let our experts file the complicated application paperwork for you so you have the best chance at obtaining the benefits you need.If you filed for SSI or Disability by yourself and your application was denied, our office can help you appeal the decision and receive the benefits you deserve.