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How do workers' compensation benefits affect SSD benefits?

It may seem obvious that certain occupations have the propensity to lead to injuries, such as occupations where a person works with heavy equipment, with dangerous chemicals or at great heights. However, even people with office jobs could be injured at work, for example, if they trip over something on the ground or strain to lift something heavy. When a person from Newark is injured at work, they may wonder whether they should seek workers' compensation benefits or Social Security disability benefits, or both. When determining what course of action to take, it is important to understand how workers' compensation benefits affect Social Security disability benefits.

Will new rule adversely affect those seeking SSD benefits?

It is an unfortunate fact that the safety-net our government has for those who become disabled can be difficult to obtain, even for those in New Jersey who truly need it. In the United States, less than 50 percent of individuals who seek Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are approved. Even if they get a hearing, it could take on average of 600 days before their case goes before a judge.

Basics of the appeals process

The reality of Social Security Disability is that nearly two thirds of applications are initially rejected. While in many cases the victim's disability does not qualify, in many other cases the applicant simply failed to provide the necessary documentation or did not properly fill out all the necessary paperwork. The application process can be tricky, especially for someone already suffering from an illness, injury or mental condition that prohibits them from working.

Basics of the Social Security appeals process

The reality of Social Security Disability is that nearly two thirds of applications are initially rejected. While in many cases the victim's disability does not qualify, in many other cases the applicant simply failed to provide the necessary documentation or did not properly fill out all the necessary paperwork. The application process can be tricky, especially for someone already suffering from an illness, injury or mental condition that prohibits them from working.

Spinal cord injuries among qualifying SSDI conditions

One of the most important parts of the human body is the spinal cord. The spinal cord protects nerves that run from the brain throughout the body and are a crucial element of a body's mobility. Damage to the spinal cord can result in serious injuries which could result in long-term or life-long permanent disabilities.

New Federal Budget might affect Social Security

During the election, then candidate Donald Trump assured Americans that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would not be among the many cuts suggested in a federal budget if he became President. But now, following choice words by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, it appears that the administration is trying to create a distinction between "core" Social Security benefits, and the Social Security disability program. This distinction may affect anyone collecting such benefits. This was also confirmed though a four page White House memo recently released.

Does arthritis qualify for Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides that in certain situations, benefits are available for applicants who are unable to work due to complications with arthritis. Two examples of types of arthritis that can qualify include inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Gingrich advocates for brain research before New Jersey audience

Even with the amazing advances in modern medicine, a stroke remains a life-threatening incident. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that strokes are responsible for 1 of every 19 deaths in New Jersey and across the country. Around 87 percent of strokes involve blocked flow of blood to the brain, usually due to a blood clot. That type of stroke is known as an ischemic stroke.

Some New Jersey disabled workers hope to re-enter workforce

A recent report found that the percentage of adults who are working in the labor force is disappointing. In fact, not since the recession of the early 1980s has labor participation in New Jersey and across the country been so low.

Disabled workers may face a difficult application process

Many New Jersey disability advocates -- and even attorneys -- might agree that the requirements for obtaining Social Security disability insurance payments are not easy. The Social Security Administration maintains a bluebook of qualifying conditions. Yet a mere diagnosis is usually not enough. Rather, applicants for SSDI assistance must also provide evidence demonstrating that their condition will prevent them from working for a year or more.

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