Social Security Disability

If you have a serious medical condition that keeps you from working, it may be time to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

It can be difficult to admit this is necessary. But when you have bills to pay, and a disability that meets certain medical criteria, it makes sense to consider your eligibility for disability payments under federal law.

At Rothstein, Mandell, Strohm, Halm & Kurs , we can guide you through the process of doing this. Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation and how we can help you respond to it. Based in Lakewood, we serve clients in Brick, Toms River and throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties.

What Do You Have To Show To Qualify for Disability Payments?

There are actually several different federal programs that provide benefits to people with certain types of disabilities. One of these programs is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Another is Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

To be eligible for SSDI, you must have a disabling condition or conditions that meet specified criteria. You must also have worked along enough to be considered "insured" and paid in Social Security taxes. SSI payments, by contrast, are based on financial need.

Applying for SSD or SSI requires both organization and persistence. Organization is needed because many medical records are often needed to show that you meet the definitions for specified disabling conditions. Persistence is needed because the process can take a long time and it is often necessary to appeal an original denial of benefits.

This is where our New Jersey law firm comes in. Our lawyers are experienced in these claims. We can help you get everything together and take the steps needed to bring your claim forward effectively.

If you are already receiving workers' compensation, you may be wondering about your eligibility for SSDI as well. We can explain clearly to you what your legal options are after a work injury.

Taking Action

To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced attorney at our law firm, call 732-719-4156 or 888-657-9720. You can also email us.