The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in New Jersey can be time-consuming and emotionally draining, but the results are often worth the effort. The application process might not have had a happy ending for you, though. Being denied SSDI benefits can even feel like the end of the road. However, you have the option to appeal this denial.

Levels of an SSDI appeal

There are multiple levels to filing an appeal. For example, maybe your initial claim was denied and you are ready to seek an appeal at the initial application level. Or perhaps your situation is a bit more complex and you need to take your case before a federal court. Regardless of which level of appeal you are working with, you should consider getting help from someone with the right resources.

The limitations of your disability

When filing an appeal, it is very important for you to be able to demonstrate how your disability limits your ability to work. This includes both physical and mental restrictions. Some of the more common disabilities that prevent people from working include:

  • Mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder
  • Back injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders
  • Respiratory, cardiac and pulmonary impairments
  • Brain injuries and other neurological impairments

You do not have to give up on SSDI benefits just because your initial application was denied. However, navigating the appeals process in New Jersey on your own can be quite an undertaking. You can learn more about how to find the right help, the levels of the SSDI appeal and more right here on our website.