Good News for New Jersey Veterans Applying For Social Security Disability
Posted on May 25, 2012
May 20, 2012 – There is good news for New Jersey veterans applying for Social Security disability benefits after a wartime or duty-related injury. According to an April 30 news release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Press Office, the SSA and Department of Defense (DoD) are working together to make the application process for wounded veterans more efficient.
When wounded warriors want to make a Social Security disability claim, electronic medical records now can be requested through one central DoD website.
The nationwide initiative, originally part of a 5-state pilot program, shortens that wait time to just 72 hours. In addition to a shorter wait time for Social Security claims to be decided upon, another benefit is a decrease in the number of medical exams requested by the SSA when documents are missing.
Whether you’re a wounded veteran or civilian living in New Jersey, when you need to file for Social Security disability benefits, the labor-intensive application process coupled with extensive wait times can be overwhelming, especially as time away from the job continues to add up.
If you have a question about how your claim for disability benefits is being handled or you have concerns about your rights, a Social Security attorney can help.
Local, Caring Help with Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim
When you’ve been seriously injured or face a medical condition that impacts your ability to work, remember, you have rights. The Law Firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli Jr. is here to provide legal counsel and guidance throughout the entire disability benefits claims process. Contact us today at 1-973-285-1100 or 1-877-360-0183.