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November 2018 Archives

Social Security Disability, SGA and injury severity for benefits

When a New Jersey resident is applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, part of the process is the sequential evaluation. This is when the Social Security Administration (SSA) will assess the claim based on certain criteria and determine if the applicant can perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). Should there be a point where the SSA finds that the applicant's SSD benefits for injury application does not meet the necessary criteria, there will be a denied claim.

Key points about appealing after a denied claim for SSD benefits

New Jersey residents who are seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for injury or illness will likely understand that they have the right to file an appeal after they have faced the challenge of a denied claim. There are four levels of appeal, including reconsideration, hearing, Appeals Council review and federal court. These are relatively simple to understand. But, there are other aspects that a person should bear in mind when they have been denied and believe their issues still warrant benefits. That includes knowing when to appeal, how to appeal and that there is a right to have representation.

Getting help with SSD benefits for Parkinson's disease

New Jersey residents who are suffering from a debilitating illness or condition and are unable to work will have the right to seek Social Security disability benefits. Understanding the process and what proof is necessary to be classified as disabled by the Social Security Administration often differs based on what the medical issue is. One that should be understood as it is prominent and can leave a person with serious medical problems is Parkinson's disease. Having legal assistance from a law firm that has a deep understanding of this and how to get SSD is critical.

Seeking disability benefits for fibromyalgia

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance is not easy. The Social Security Administration carefully guards against fraudulent applications, which means you must undergo a rigorous screening process to prove you are eligible for the benefits. If you are suffering from a debilitating condition, this may seem like an overwhelming task.

Social Security Disability and criminal issues

New Jersey residents who have been in trouble with the law might think they are suddenly ineligible to get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because of it. That is not always the case. There are situations in which federal requirements make it necessary that they deal with certain issues before they get their SSD benefits, but if they meet the benefits' requirements, they can receive SSD. Knowing what must be reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in these circumstances is essential to a case.

Are earnings important with Social Security disability benefits?

New Jersey residents who are injured or ill to the degree that they need Social Security disability benefits but are still working should understand substantial gainful activity (SGA) in multiple ways. When the person is still earning money by working, the SGA will be important in their case as it can impact their claim. Understanding the importance of earnings and how it will affect the benefits' requirements is key to a case.

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