Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides support for workers who suffer from severe impairments and can no longer work to support themselves. Administered by the Social Security Administration, this benefit protects against the loss of income in the event a worker develops a long-term or permanent disability. However, before you can claim what you are entitled to, you need to understand the basics of filing an SSDI claim in New Jersey. For more information on the basics of SSDI, please read on, then contact an attorney experienced in SSDI eligibility in New Jersey. Some questions you may have include:
How do you qualify for SSDI in New Jersey?
You must suffer from a physical or mental impairment in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The Social Security Administration defines disability as a medically determinable impairment. Simply put, a physician can diagnose and discuss the limitations of your impairment. In addition, this impairment must be lasting and significant enough to prevent you from gainful employment.
What are the requirements of an SSDI claim in New Jersey?
Some of the basic qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, as laid out by the Social Security Administration, include:
- Current work situation: Generally, you will not qualify for SSDI if you are currently working and earning a living wage, i.e. $1,350 or more.
- The severity of your condition: You may qualify for SSDI if your condition has prevented you from completing basic work-related tasks such as walking, sitting, lifting, standing or retaining information and has lasted (or doctors expect it to last) for a period of at least twelve months.
- Your disability status: You may qualify for SSDI if the Social Security Administration has already recognized your condition, i.e. has included it on its list of disabilities, as severe enough to prevent gainful employment.
- Your ability to work: If your medical condition prevents you from completing the work you have done in the past or other types of work, you may qualify for SSDI.
How can a New Jersey SSDI lawyer help you?
The Social Security Administration does not require you to hire an attorney in order to apply for SSDI. However, this process may quickly overwhelm you, in which case you should retain the services of a skilled New Jersey SSD attorney who will effectively guide you and assist you in gathering the appropriate medical records and other evidence to support your disability claim. Our firm can answer any additional questions you may have.
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With over thirty years of experience serving the entire state, our firm has the ability to help you with any SSD matter. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur for a free case evaluation.