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Beyond Disability: What Other Kinds of New Jersey Disability Benefits Can I Get?

If you are currently receiving monthly payments for a disability in Morristown, you know how difficult it is to make ends meet. While your benefits provide a portion of your lost income, it may not be enough to pay for your family’s costs of living—to say nothing of your increased medical bills.

What many people do not realize is that there is additional help available for those who are unable to work full-time. Here are just a few kinds of New Jersey Social Security benefits you and your family may be eligible for:

  • Supplemental Security Income. These benefits provide additional payments to people who have been blinded, severely disabled, or are over the age of 65.  
  • Medicare. People who have been receiving disability benefits for two years are eligible to have their healthcare costs covered by Medicare. In addition, there are many state programs that will pay for low-income Medicare patients’ insurance deductibles and hospital co-pay charges.
  • Food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offsets the cost of grocery items and other necessities by providing payment coupons, also known as food stamps.
  • Widow or widower benefits. Survivors may be able to claim benefits on behalf of a late spouse.

As you may remember, the application and interview process for Social Security benefits is a long and confusing ordeal. Many people are discouraged from applying because they do not want to face another drawn-out approval process; others become so frustrated by the forms that they simply give up. Thousands of people are unaware that these programs even exist.

The legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can take the hassle out of applying for your disability benefits. In your one-on-one consultation, we can explain which benefits you qualify for and get you the maximum compensation you deserve—and we charge nothing for our services unless we win your case. Call us today at (877) 360-0183 to schedule your FREE case evaluation. 

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