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The Federal Government has set up a safety net for people who are seriously injured.  This is known as social security disability.  If you believe that you are unable to work, either as a result of an injury on the job or a combination of an injury and a pre-existing condition, you may qualify for social security disability benefits.  As a general rule, you need to have worked 5 of the last 10 years, but that is just a general rule and is not set in stone. Do not let that dissaude you.

If you believe that you may be entitled to social security disability benefits, you should seek those benefits out. If you are successful, you are going to receive pay for, essentially, the rest of your life, and you are going to receive Medicare, which of course can help you with your medical bills. 

In all likelihood, by the time you retain an attorney to help you in your social security disability benefit case, you would have filed and lost your initial action, and you would have filed and lost your initial appeal. Just because you did not have an attorney during those time periods does not mean there are not things that you can do that would assist your attorney later on. You should keep all documents you receive from Social Security Administration, as well as copies of documents that you sent out to them. You should keep everything. You should already have retained as much of your medical records as possible and you should have copies of those, too. Those are the types of things you attorney is going to need and that will ultimately help you be successful in getting social security disability benefits. 

If you qualify for social security disability, you will receive money for your injuries and medical care.  It is best to speak with an experienced attorney for legal advice, but you should maintain records of medical documents, as well as correspondence with your employer and the insurance company.  

If you or a loved one has been injured at work in New Jersey and believe you might be eligible for social security disability, please call New Jersey social security attorney Manfred Ricciardelli at 877-360-0183 to get straight answers about your rights and a free consultation.  

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