New Jersey Social Security and Disability Lawyers
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. specializes in representing clients who have been denied social security disability in New Jersey. If injury or illness prevents you from working, you may be eligible for benefits under the Social Security Disability Law. Levinson Axelrod, P.A. can help you prepare your application, make sure you receive your full benefits or help you appeal application or benefits rejection.
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a part of the Federal Social Security Act. It includes programs that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers and their families. Social Security Disability Benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage. Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under the appropriate Social Security Administration regulations.
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Social Security Disability Eligibility
You may be eligible for SSD benefits if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
- Do you have a severe physical or mental impairment that prevents you from working?
- Do you have a disability that prohibits you from working in any capacity – not just in the job you held previously?
- Has your disability lasted – or is it expected to last – for at least one year?
- Is the disability life threatening?
The claims process proceeds like this. The disabled person makes an initial claim. These claims are routinely denied unless the person suffers from a serious and obvious disability. Most persons will need to file a reconsideration of benefits which, again, is subject to routine denial. Following reconsideration denial, the Claimant will need to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. Should the Claimant be unsuccessful at the hearing, appeals to the Appeals Council and/or Federal Court is available.
If your claim is denied at any level, you should seek the advice of an experienced social security benefits attorney. Going to a hearing without a lawyer is not wise because an adverse ruling could forever bar your ability to receive benefits. It is common for persons who have been denied several times to be subsequently approved when they receive assistance of an experienced lawyer.
If you have been denied social security benefits in New Jersey, the attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. can help protect your rights and assist you in the claims process to obtain the benefits you deserve. We help our clients fight back with cases expertly and expediently handled by our team including Certified Civil Trial Attorneys and knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury lawyers. Our reputation for favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients is built on unparalleled compassion, strategy and performance. Contact us today at 1-800-346-5529.