Everyone who works in the United States pays into Social Security, which is used to support those in need when the time arises. Like any form of insurance, you pay into social security until you file a claim. Then you can begin to draw necessary money out in order to pay your bills.
When you become disabled, either as the result of an accident or illness, your life can be thrown into immediate peril. Not only do you have to find a new way to complete normal, everyday tasks such as walking or taking out the trash, but your home and family may suffer as a result. This is the perfect time to file a Social Security Disability benefits claim, which is a program that provides benefits to people who are disabled and cannot work.
Becoming disabled can be a scary and fearful experience. You need someone on your side who understands your situation and can work to make it better. The Morristown, New Jersey law firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC has the experience and resources for Social Security Disability cases to help you earn the benefits you and your family need.
What is the difference between SSD and SSI?
There are two main types of disability benefits that fall under the umbrella of Social Security: Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Which one you are eligible for depends on your work history and financial need, though you may apply for both.
SSD benefits are generally available for those who have been working for five of the last ten years, paying into the social security system, and then become disabled. Those applying for SSD benefits have to prove employment history and disability.
SSI benefits are available for those who are disabled but are not a part of the workforce. Those applying for SSI benefits have to show clear financial need and show proof of disability. You may also have to go through a series of appeals.
The Social Security Disability Appeals Process in New Jersey
When someone applies for Social Security Disability benefits in New Jersey, it is not uncommon to be rejected the first time. If your claim is denied, you can file an easy appeal online or in person. If your second appeal is rejected, you have the right for the second appeal, which is your first appearance in a hearing.
Though you are still allowed to represent yourself in the second appeal, we strongly recommend you hire a Social Security Disability lawyer to help with your case at this crucial point. The legal proceedings can get increasingly complicated, and having an experienced hand on your side that specializes in these types of cases is invaluable.
Even if you are injured or disabled as the result of a disease, it can be very difficult to receive social security disability benefits from the government. Fortunately, we know the ins and outs of these cases, and have represented many people before in the same situation. Our New Jersey social security disability lawyers can give your case the attention it truly deserves, arguing on your behalf to get the result you want.
Call Social Security Disability Attorney Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. Today
Whether you are just starting to apply for social security disability benefits, or you have already been rejected twice, we have the resources and experience it takes to make you victorious. Call the law firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC for help, support and more information today.
We offer a free consultation to all people trying to receive disability benefits. If you decide to hire us to represent you in your case, you pay nothing until you win. Scheduling an appointment is easy. Just call us at (973) 285-1100 or fill out our contact form.
You may be entitled to the social security benefits you need to support yourself and your family, but you will receive nothing if you don't take action now. Refuse to be the victim of a confusing system. Call New Jersey Social Security Disability attorney Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. today to get the help you need to take control over your situation.