No one expects to be diagnosed with a serious illness. The news can come as a huge shock, causing it to take much time to fully process. Whether it is a serious disease like cancer or a work-related condition, it is important for individuals to understand what this means for their future. A severe medical condition could mean being unable to work, making it even more challenging to meet one’s basic needs. In these matters, taking the time to understand resources and programs that offer assistance to those living with a disabling illness can be extremely beneficial.

Social Security disability benefits are designed to help those living with disabling conditions and are unable to work. A disability, especially one that suddenly comes on, can be life altering. At the Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our experienced legal team understands how overwhelming it can be to deal with a disabling disease. Thus, we are dedicated to informing our clients about their rights, helping New Jersey residents navigate the SSD application process.

The application process can be intimidating, causing some individuals to put off applying for these often necessary benefits. It is important to note that even if an initial application is denied, an applicant has the ability to seek reconsideration and even file for an appeal. In order to have an application approved, an applicant must be suffering from a severe medical illness that is expected to last at least a year or result in their death. Additionally, the condition must be so severe, making it impossible to work.

Our law firm is very knowledgeable with the application process, and we understand what information is requested and how to ensure an application is complete. We are able to guide our clients through the process, helping them collect all necessary documents and medical records. And if you are denied, we are prepared to examine the application, determining what is needed to get it approved.

To learn more, check out our law firm’s Social Security disability for illnesses website. Although it is a difficult situation to be in, it is also a situation that could be improved. Obtaining SSD benefits can make it easier to pay for medical bills and cover the cost of living.