How the Social Security Disability Benefits Appeals Process Works for New Jersey ResidentsIf you or a loved one is suffering with disability, whether as the result of an injury or a serious illness, it can be a drain on the entire family. You not only have to contend with the difficulty of getting around and completing everyday activities, but you may also struggle to pay the bills and avoid foreclosure on your home.
Fortunately, there is a program designed for those in need. Through the national social security program, those who have become disabled and are unable to work may be eligible receive financial help. These are referred to as social security disability benefit.
There is a specific process that everyone must go through to apply for social security disability benefits. Don't be discouraged if your application is denied and even if you lose your first appeal. Most people are not successful until the third step, the Appeal Hearing. This is the first time that you and your attorney have a right to appear in Court, before a judge. You may not have to go through all of the steps listed below; an appeals council hearing or a federal court review is very rare in most cases.
1. Initial application
2. Reconsideration appeal
3. Appeal hearing
4. Appeals Council review
5. Federal court review
Whether you are considering applying for social security disability benefits for the first time, or you have lost your first appeal, you will likely benefit from having an experienced New Jersey social security disability attorney on your side. Your lawyer can help you file the proper paperwork and argue on your behalf in a hearing.
To learn more about your legal rights, and to discuss your case in a no-pressure atmosphere, call New Jersey social security disability lawyer Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. today. Your initial consultation is always free and you pay nothing unless you win your case.
Call the Law Firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC today at (973) 285-1100) to schedule your first appointment. You can also fill out the online form on this page and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case. Don't delay any longer. Call us right now.