The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur Se habla espanol
  • Toll Free 877-892-0197
  • North New Jersey 973-200-6629
  • South New Jersey 609-207-7905
Related Areas

How can Newark residents know they are eligible for SSD benefits?

Not being able to work can be difficult for New Jersey residents and their families. Most people need to work to earn the income they need for food, clothing and shelter. Yet a disability, whether from an injury or an illness, can take away that ability. But, fortunately, society does not leave disabled New Jersey residents to their fate. Social Security Disability benefits that can make a disability more manageable.

But, who qualifies for these benefits? According to the Social Security Administration, people who have more than just a temporary physical condition or a short-term illness may qualify. Further, to qualify, a person must have a physical or medical condition that either has existed or probably will last for a year or more. There is no time limit, however, if the condition is expected to be fatal.

In addition to being long term, the condition must also cause the person to not only be unable to work at their current job but also unable to perform substantial work of any kind. To make that determination, the SSA focuses on a person's ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, reach, communicate and so on.

Having a disability, however, is not enough. The condition must also be proven to the SSA. That process begins by identifying the condition and matching it to an impairment recognized by the SSA. From there, a person must marshal medical evidence, such as a physician's report and medical records. The more evidence provided, the more likely the SSA is to grant a person disability benefits.

Source: FindLaw, "Are You Eligible For Social Security Disability?" Accessed June 27, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm For A Free Initial Consultation | Se Habla Español

For assistance anywhere in the state, please send an email or call 973-200-6629 (toll free 1-855-200-4118).

Our offices are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we return all calls as promptly as possible.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

West Caldwell Office
195 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 2C
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Toll Free: 877-892-0197
Phone: 973-200-6629
Fax: 973-364-1348
Map & Directions

Absecon Office
508 New Jersey Ave
Building B
Suite 1B
Absecon, NJ 08201

Toll Free: 877-892-0197
Phone: 609-207-7905
Map & Directions

  • Toll Free: 877-892-0197
  • Fax: 973-364-1348
  • Phone: 973-200-6629
  • Toll Free: 877-892-0197
  • Phone: 609-207-7905