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SSD benefits can be used to cover more than just lost wages

Imagine for a moment that you have just become disabled because of an injury. You are forced out of your job and therefore lose your health insurance. Because you lost your health insurance and no longer have a source of income from a job, you struggle to pay for your medication and the treatments you need. It's a situation that could easily leave anyone feeling overwhelmed and in need of some help.

As those who have read our blog before know, Social Security disability benefits are incredibly helpful in situations like this. While most people assume that SSD benefits are just there to cover lost wages, our New Jersey readers know they can cover so much more than that. For a lot of people, disability benefits give them the necessary funds to seek treatment and help pay their medical bills as well.

It's worth pointing out that some people who have a disability may be hesitant to seek benefits. In many cases, this hesitation stems from the fact that many applications are denied on the first try and need to be appealed -- sometimes more than once -- before benefits are awarded. This can be incredibly frustrating and time consuming to say the least.

But even though this may be the case many times, as we already pointed out above, some disabilities can easily interfere with a person's life and force them out of a job. This can make paying bills and making ends meet incredibly difficult or even impossible. But if a person fights for their right to benefits, much of the additional costs of a disability can be offset by SSD.

For those who are hesitant to fight for these benefits, you should know that you do have the right to an attorney at anytime. With their help, you may not experience the same level of stress you would otherwise experience if you went through the process alone. In the end, you might consider a lawyer a worthwhile expense, especially if it leads you to the benefits you deserve.

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