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Supplemental Security Income eligibility

Supplemental Security Income is an important financial assistance program for persons who have limited income and who suffer from blindness or disability. Understanding the difference between SSI criteria and ordinary Social Security criteria can help people qualify for SSI benefits.

Enforcing a health benefits plan under ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a federal statute intended to protect workers' rights under various benefit plans that may be provided by an employer. ERISA does not require New Jersey employers to provide specific kinds of plans, but once an employer offers a benefit plan, it must obey ERISA's requirements for processing and granting or denying claims.

SSDI benefit for mental disorders

People who suffer from mental disorders or have a family member who suffers from one of these disorders are often unaware that the Social Security Disability Insurance program provides benefits if the illness meets SSDI eligibility requirements. Also, the process of applying for SSDI benefits for a mental or emotional disorder is complicated by the fact that these conditions rarely have any visible manifestation or any reliable medical diagnostic procedure that can be used to verify the existence of the condition. Nevertheless, the Social Security Administration recognizes several mental conditions as eligible for SSDI benefits.

Spinal cord injuries and returning to work

A person who suffers a spinal cord injury is often facing a challenging time trying to navigate everything that happens after the incident. Not only do they need to worry about their medical care, they also have to think about finances. This isn't an easy journey but there are options to help with this trying time.

Criteria for an award of Social Security Disability Benefits

Many residents of New Jersey have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and come away empty handed when their applications were denied. In many such cases, the applicant may have lacked the necessary understanding of SSDI benefits criteria and failed to provide the required information to satisfy those criteria.

For SSD benefits, information about past work must be provided

When New Jersey residents are seeking Social Security disability benefits, they might have a vague understanding of the basic requirements to be approved. Of course, the person must be disabled with an injury, condition or illness that renders them unable to work. Still, there are subsets to the process that people might not be fully cognizant of and can be explained by a qualified legal professional experienced in the entire SSD benefits process.

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