No one in New Jersey plans to be in a position where Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are needed, but when it happens, it is imperative to take the necessary steps to ensure that the applicant has the best chance at being approved. There are various aspects to getting SSD benefits, and it is wise to understand them from the start. Part of that is having the right legal representative to walk the person through the process and help at every step.
Medical conditions that lead to an inability to work can result in high medical costs. This can destroy a person’s financial situation. Disability is a program that is designed to help those who need it because they cannot work temporarily or permanently.
There are many benefits the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides for those who meet the requirements. When seeking Social Security Disability and getting an approval, the person will get a certain amount of money per month and a lump sum that began accumulating from the time the application was initially received by the SSA. This is contingent on the person’s work history, so that must be accounted for.
After the person has gotten the benefits for 24 months, Medicare can be approved. Even those who are set on trying to get back to work have options by taking advantage of the Ticket to Work program, which helps them in various areas to get back on the job and simultaneously shields them from losing their benefits, if they are unable to do so.
For people who find themselves in a situation where they believe that they need SSD benefits, knowing how to file and what the options are if there is a denial at any juncture is critical. Many people find their cases denied for reasons that go beyond their illness, condition or injury. They might make an error when filing the application.
They could fail to realize that many denied claims are eventually reversed on appeal. Or, they could simply be intimidated by the entire process and choose to abandon it before they know whether they would have gotten benefits or not. Having a lawyer who is experienced in helping clients get Social Security Disability benefits is vital and should not be ignored.