There may be a multitude of individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere who have medical conditions that may disrupt their ability maintaining gainful employment. Those in search of essential aid may wish to explore their options for benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance, but they might not be certain of what to expect from the process. Knowing some common types of information a person might need to provide when applying for SSDI benefits could help one better prepare to approach the process. 

Application information 

An application for SSDI benefits may require thorough information on a variety of topics. This document may ask a person to provide proof of birth and citizenship and information on work history and recent tax records. One may also be asked to provide information about familial topics such as marital status, the ages of one’s children and about the presence of dependent parties. 

In some cases, applicants may also need to provide information on military service records or details on pervious benefits receive through outlets such as workers’ compensation insurance. Another type of information that could prove vital to the initial application process could involve details regarding one’s medical condition and treatment history. Important dates to note in an application could include the date one became incapable of maintaining gainful employment and information on whether one’s injuries may be temporary or permanent. 

Guidance through the process 

This may only cover a portion of the necessary information to provide when applying for SSDI benefits. Since the process can be complex in nature, those facing a similar circumstance in life may find it helpful to consult with an attorney for guidance in navigating the process. An attorney can help a client in New Jersey better understand what to expect from the process, assist in gathering and preparing all the necessary documentation for the application, and help him or her pursue the full amount of benefits achievable through the proper channels.