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How does divorce or separation effect my SSI benefits?

For New Jersey residents who are seeking or are already receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for being disabled, blind, 65 or older and with limited resources, getting and keeping their benefits goes beyond meeting the initial requirements. Since many people who are getting SSI benefits are married and a significant proportion of marriages end in divorce, it is important to know what information the Social Security Administration (SSA) must receive regarding separation or a divorce in the context of SSI.

When might representative payments be needed for SSD benefits?

Some New Jersey residents who are getting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are suffering from issues that render them unable to handle their finances by themselves. They need others to assist them. This is when a representative payee can be of use. This has been discussed previously, but there are underlying aspects to the process of having a representative payee that should be understood by the applicant and his or her family members.

Can failure to apply for other benefits affect SSI benefits?

There are many areas of applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that might be confusing. New Jersey residents who are already blind, disabled, over 65 and meet the income and living requirements for SSI benefits could be denied SSI claims for reasons that they never considered. Often, this is a technical mistake that can be rectified and the SSI benefits will be approved on appeal. However, to fully grasp the nuance of applying for SSI benefits, it is wise to have legal assistance from the start.

Cancers which qualify for compassionate allowance

A cancer diagnoses is a harrowing experience nobody can prepare for. In addition to a person’s future being called into question, it also creates many questions about the present. Will you still be able to work? How will you pay your bills? How severe will medical bills be? Will you be able to get around your own home? Fortunately, the Social Security Administration provides resources to help with these costs.

Comprehensive legal help is key with Social Security disability

People in New Jersey are constantly vulnerable to injuries, conditions and illnesses that can leave them disabled. These can come about in a variety of ways. Some are born with medical conditions that make it impossible for them to hold a steady job and make it necessary to get extensive medical care. Others are hurt when they are working or while they are simply going about their business. Still others become ill. Often, these individuals will be unaware that they can seek Social Security disability benefits and this can provide them with payments and medical coverage. Since the process of getting SSD can be confusing and complex, legal help is imperative.

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