Frequently Asked Questions About SSD

At The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, we provide knowledgeable and compassionate guidance to people in New Jersey who need help navigating the SSDI benefits process. We also believe in providing helpful information to those who might have questions about the process and their rights.

Attorney Sheryl Gandel Mazur has more than 30 years of experience helping people with their claims. She previously worked as a staff attorney for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. We know the law, and we're here to help. Call 973-200-6629 or 877-892-0197 for a free consultation.

How Long Will It Take To Process My Claim?

The Social Security Administration estimates that claims can take between three to five months to process. It can take even longer if you have to go through one or more stages of appeal. We help our clients minimize this time whenever possible.

What If My Claim Is Denied?

The SSA has established numerous appeals processes to ensure that your claim gets a fair review and adjudication. Learn more about the appeals process.

Am I Eligible To Receive Medicare In Addition To SSDI Benefits? What About Medicaid?

People over the age of 65 who receive SSDI benefits are eligible to receive Medicare benefits as well. People under the age of 65 receiving SSDI benefits must wait 24 months (two years) to be eligible for Medicare benefits.

Eligibility for Medicaid benefits, on the other hand, requires greater economic hardship. Individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Can My Family Receive SSDI Benefits, Too?

In some situations, family members — such as adult spouses over the age of 62, minor children or adult children with disabilities — can receive SSDI benefits based on your work history. We can determine if your work qualifies your family member to receive benefits.

When Can I Go Back To Work? Can I Still Receive SSDI Benefits?

The SSA allows people who believe they might be able to work to test their abilities without jeopardizing their monthly benefits. They can also provide assistance with:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Education
  • Training

How Can I Get More Social Security Disability Benefits Information?

We are here to answer frequently asked questions about SSDI benefits, and to help individuals through every stage of the process. For a free consultation with an experienced SSDI lawyer, call 973-200-6629, toll free 877-892-0197 , or email us.

The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout New Jersey from offices in Essex County and Atlantic County.