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Will I need a consultative exam for Social Security disability?

When people in Newark and throughout New Jersey are seeking Social Security disability benefits for injury or illness, they might not realize that every case is different and people might be asked for a variety of evidence as part of meeting the benefits' requirements to be approved. Not every case is clear based on the evidence as it is initially presented. The Social Security Administration might want the applicant to have a consultative examination before the case can be decided upon. This is not necessarily something for the applicant to be worried about, but it is good to be aware of its details.

What if I believe my denied claim was due to unfair treatment?

When applying for Social Security disability benefits for injury, illness or mental condition, the applicant will enter the process believing that their case will be decided on its merits, and other factors will not be considered in a negative light. However, there might be a belief on the part of New Jersey residents who have had a denied claim that the Administrative Law Judge treated him or her in an unfair way that impacted the decision. Since the Social Security Administration's goal is to decide on whether the applicant meets the benefits' requirements or not, it is important to inform them when there is a perception of unfair treatment.

How is my Social Security disability impacted if I try to work?

New Jersey residents might be under the misconception that simply getting Social Security disability benefits means that they should not even try to get back to work for fear of no longer being eligible for benefits. However, if a person meets the federal requirements to be approved for SSD benefits, they can also try to see if they are capable of working while still being able to maintain or restart their benefits if they fail. Understanding the rules for working while disabled includes understanding what incentives the Social Security Administration offers for those who are receiving SSD benefits but want to try to work.

Can I get SSDI benefits for brain injury?

For New Jersey residents who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the damage can go beyond the brain and impact many different areas of the body, hindering their ability to work. With the variety of problems that accompany a brain injury along with the medical expenses, the inability to work should be accounted for by applying for Social Security disability benefits for injury. With TBI, knowing how the Social Security Administration evaluates it and what criteria must be met to be granted benefits is integral to a case.

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