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Morristown Attorney Explains Social Security Disability's 2013 Switch to Electronic Benefits

In 2013, Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits are scheduled to go completely electronic. While some current recipients already receive electronic benefits, the U.S. Treasury is working to phase out paper checks entirely. 

Now is the time for those who receive benefits to begin switching to an electronic payment method of their choice. The effective date of March 1, 2013 only gives recipients a short time to learn about getting Social Security disability benefits electronically. A New Jersey Social Security disability lawyer can offer advice. Navigating the waters of SSDI is never easy, but with an attorney on your side, you will face less red tape as you learn the changes to the Social Security disability program.  

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for regulating the program entirely, which may make it difficult to navigate for people seeking more information about their Social Security disability going electronic. A Morristown attorney that specializes in SSDI claims and cases will be able to give you the tools and resources that you need to understand changes in the system. 

Recipients are given the option to change their payment method for Social Security disability from paper checks to 1 of 2 options: direct deposit into a bank or credit union checking or savings account or deposit on to a payment debit card.

Your Morristown Social Security disability attorney can help you better understand the specific changes that are relevant to you, in addition to helpin answer all of your questions about Social Security disability payments, program acceptance, and even whether you qualify for this program in the first place. 

Understanding the Social Security Disability System

The SSA's approval can take a long time. With an attorney on your side, you can get your case expedited and have an advocate who fully understands Social Security disability benefits which will give you a better chance at approval and make the entire process easier.

Social Security disability benefits are available to anyone who:  
  • is insured;
  • has paid into the SSA through their payroll taxes; and
  • became disabled before reaching retirement age.  

According to the SSA, a qualifying disability is a severe physical or mental injury or impairment that keeps someone from being able to work for longer than 12 months or who has a terminal illness. 

Help from a New Jersey Social Security Disability Lawyer is Available

Talk to an attorney today about your Social Security disability case, benefits or other issues. You can depend on the law firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC when you need an experienced attorney to handle your SSDI claims or questions. Call now: 1-973-285-1100.

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