Dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your own can be:
SSA will require you to fill out many difficult forms and will expect you to know the answer to all their questions.
The average processing time for an initial application in New York State is 5-7 months, with an additional 6-18 months delay for an administrative appeal. Approximately 70 percent of all initial disability applicants are refused Social Security help. Avoid the headache of government red tape.