Like many injured workers, you are probably having trouble paying your bills and making ends meet after your accident. That’s why it is important to take every possible step to get your Social Security disability benefits application approved quickly, getting you and your family the income you desperately need.

New Jersey Disability Paperwork

To increase the chances of getting your benefits approved the first time, make sure you have all the following documents on hand before applying for social security benefits in NJ:

  • Social Security forms. There are two separate forms that make up your application: the Disability Benefit Application and the Adult Disability Report. Both must be submitted for benefits consideration.
  • Personal identification. You will need the Social Security numbers, license numbers, and copies of US identification of all family members who are eligible to receive benefits. You may also need your banking information and proof of marriage (if your spouse is eligible for benefits).
  • Tax forms. In addition to providing information about your employer and workplace, you will need to include a copy of your most recent W-2 form. If you were in active military duty, you also need a Military Service discharge form.
  • Medical records. You will need to provide hospital records that show the dates of your inpatient stays, follow-up appointments, and doctor’s reports related to your injury. 
  • Proof of injury reports.  You should include any medical evidence about your injury, such as x-rays, lab results, or diagnostic tests. You may also include any medications you take as a result of your injury.

An Attorney Can Help You Apply for Social Security Disaiblity in New Jersey

Unfortunately, most benefits applications will be denied the first time—even when all of the correct information has been provided. If you were denied social security benefits, the legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can get you the help you need—and we will not charge you anything unless we win your case.

Call us today at (877) 360-0183 or fill out the contact form on this page to begin your FREE consultation, or click the link above to download our FREE electronic book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers Comp Guide.

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