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If you or a loved one has struggled to make sense of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare/Medicaid benefits, you need and deserve a New Jersey Social Security Disability Lawyer who thoroughly understands the law. When you call The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, you will speak to a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience; an attorney who will explain your options, help you review them, and most importantly, help you obtain important benefits.

Decades of Experience ( scroll back )

We represent clients throughout New Jersey with their government benefit claims. While our firm was established in 1987, Ms. Mazur is a former Social Security staff attorney with more than three decades in the field. We can help you explore all your options to receive the benefits you deserve. Contact our firm for your free consultation right away.

Eligibility ( scroll back )

Any disabled worker who has paid in taxes or self-employment taxes of a set amount, determined by SSA, is unable to work, and expects to be out of work for at least twelve (12) months, may qualify for benefits. Examples of some medical conditions that qualify for disability include either physical and mental impairments or a combination of impairments. If you believe you are eligible, contact us for your free consultation.

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The Process ( scroll back )

Applying for benefits is an arduous and document-heavy process, which is why you should always proceed with a skilled attorney in your corner. Your application will include information about your disability, as well as medical records and forms completed by your medical provider, among other important documents. We’ll then submit your claim and await its approval. Typically, it will take anywhere between three and five months to process your claim. If you qualify, you’ll receive your benefits, however, if your claim is denied, you may have to go through one or more stages of the appeal process.

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Appeals ( scroll back )

SSD claims aren’t always granted from the start. Fortunately, however, with a competent attorney on your side, you can effectively appeal your denial with the Social Security Administration. There are four potential stages to the appeals process, including the reconsideration appeal, administrative law judge hearings, Appeals Council hearings, and federal court appeals. Our legal team can guide you, each step of the way, and fight for the benefits you need to move on with your life.

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The Benefits ( scroll back )

Social Security offers various types of benefits to qualifying individuals, including SSDI, SSI, and Medicare/Medicaid benefits. The two types of disability benefits are Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance. SSI is an income supplement designed to help qualifying adults and children afford basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. On the other hand, SSDI provides individuals who cannot work because of mental or physical conditions with benefits based on their earning history. The type of benefits you may qualify for depends largely on your circumstances.

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Physical Conditions ( scroll back )

Various medical conditions and injuries are eligible for Social Security benefits, but the extent to which the medical condition impacts a person’s life will determine whether they qualify. Just some of the most common medical conditions that qualify for benefits include cancer, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries, though a wide array of other injuries and medical conditions can also qualify.

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Mental Conditions ( scroll back )

If you struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD, or another mental condition, you may find yourself unable to continue working. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration recognizes these and other mental conditions as qualifying disabilities and, in many cases, will grant benefits to those unable to return to work because of them. To learn more about whether you qualify for benefits, click here.

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Sheryl Gandel Mazur, Esq.

Over 30 Years Of Experience On Your Side

For many people who cannot work due to an injury, a medical condition, or mental disability, monthly disability benefits may be a matter of life or death. If you have struggled to make sense of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare/Medicaid benefits, you need and deserve an attorney who thoroughly understands the law.

I am attorney Sheryl Gandel Mazur. I am a former Social Security staff attorney. I started this law firm in 1987 specifically to help people fight for – and get – the disability benefits they need. When you call my office, you will speak to a lawyer who will explain your options, help you review them, and most importantly, help you obtain important benefits.


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Mrs. Mazur and her team did an extremely thorough job helping me gather all of the materials I needed for my appeal, as well as completely preparing me for my hearing. All of this was done in a supportive and professional manner. I highly recommend their services.

— Julian K.

Ms. Mazur was extremely responsive and timely! I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a disability lawyer. Thank you for helping us!

— Louise H.

Excellent and knowledgeable disability lawyer. I highly recommend this law office.

— Cathy W.

Met with Sheryl Gandel Mazur during the first visit. She is friendly, informative and generous with her time. Follow-up was done via phone and email with her competent office staff. Overall the process was organized and supportive. I highly recommend this law office.

— Dawn F.

Ms. Mazur and her staff have the experience and the knowledge you need when it comes to Disability Law. They are always responsive, helpful, and caring. You will make the right choice when you choose The Mazur Law Firm, I know I did. Thank you again Ms. Mazur and thank you to your staff.

— Will M.

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On Your Side and At Your Side

We understand how important SSDI benefits are to you and your family. We have helped so many just like you. While the idea of not working may be stressful, our firm focuses on creating a comforting environment to speak about your condition and needs. We will assess your case and provide you with forthright, honest legal advice. If you have a condition that is eligible for SSDI benefits, we will do everything we can to help you along the way. We are dedicated to your future. Let us show you with a free consultation.

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