Morris County Social Security Disability Lawyers
Few events in life are as terrifying as the prospect of not being able to work. Now that you are disabled, how will you pay your bills? Are you going to be able to feed and shelter your family? New Jersey and the federal government provides financial assistance for those unable to work due to a physical or mental disability – however obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits is easier said than done. Most claims are denied the first time around. Often you need the help of a Morris County personal injury lawyer to get the money you deserve.
At the SSD and SSI law firm of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero and Schiffman, P.C., we serve Morris County and New Jersey residents who need passionate, dedicated attorneys to help them obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Our disability lawyers charge no upfront fees and we offer free initial consults to discuss your case.
Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits In Morris County, NJ
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may seem like a simple process, but in fact it can be quite complicated. If you think you qualify, your first stop should be to our Morris County office in Dover, NJ.
First, we determine whether you meet the government’s definition of “disabled,” meaning:
- You cannot do work that you did before;
- We decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
Next, we walk you through the application process. You can apply online, over the phone, or at your local Social Security Administration office. You need to submit medical records, doctors’ notes, names and numbers of doctors and hospitals you have visited, and other pertinent information.
Be prepared to submit proof of citizenship, your military status (if applicable), names and numbers of recent employers, proof of past income, bank account information, and documents pertaining to your marriage and divorce (if applicable).
If approved, you will not begin to receive SSD benefits until your sixth month of permanent disability. If approved for SSI, your benefits start to arrive one month after your application is approved.
Unfortunately, most claims are denied the first time around. That’s why you need our help. You will most likely have to appeal the decision.
Social Security Disability Denials & Appeals in Morris County
If you received a Notice of Decision that your application has been denied, it is time to appeal. You have a very short window of time to appeal a decision – sometimes as little as 60 days from your notice of denial. To begin the process, your disability lawyer will submit an Appointment of Representative form so the SSA knows you are being represented by an attorney.
First, the SSA will reconsider the original decision. If your application is still denied after reconsideration, you have the chance to appeal your case in front of a judge. Your chances of winning an appeal greatly increase with the help of a Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm in Morris County.
Call our Morris County social security disability lawyers today
To learn more, contact the Morris County personal injury law firm of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero and Schiffman, P.C. You can call us 24/7 at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online to set up your free initial consult.