If you can no longer earn a living due to an injury, you’re probably waiting anxiously to hear back on your application for Social Security disability in New Jersey. Your existing income is likely being spent on food, bills, and medical costs, and you’re hoping that your federal disability payments will arrive before your savings runs out.
The first thing you must realize is that there is a five-month waiting period between the time you sustained an injury and the date of your first disability check. The Social Security Administration uses this time to process your application and ensure that all of your disability information is correct.
Other factors that can delay your NJ disability payments:
- Lack of evidence to support your disability claim
- Incomplete information on your benefits application
- Inability to prove you were employed in a job that provided disability insurance
- Your application was denied
- You are over retirement age and applied for disability instead of retirement benefits
If you are still waiting for your disability payments after a number of months, experienced New Jersey Social Security attorney Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can help. No matter what the status of your application--denied, delayed, or not yet started--we can help you file for the maximum amount of disability payments that you and your family deserve. We can also help protect the amount of your benefits by establishing a clear period of disability, prohibiting any reduction in your monthly payments.
Call us today at (877) 360-0183 or click the link above to begin your FREE consultation on your claim for Social Security disability payments in New Jersey. You may also wish to download our FREE electronic book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers Comp Guide, for further information on your rights as an employee.