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What is Ticket to Work under Social Security disability?

New Jersey residents who are receiving Social Security disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income might want to try and work. However, they are reluctant due to a fear that they will lose essential benefits and not be able to get them back if they try to work and are unable to do so. This is where the Ticket to Work program can be beneficial. There are work incentives with Ticket to Work. These can let the person retain some cash benefits, Medicaid or Medicare as they try to get back into the workforce. Those taking part in Ticket to Work need not worry if they try and cannot keep working because they can get their benefits again.

Appeal a denied Social Security disability case with a lawyer

For New Jersey residents who have tried to get Social Security disability benefits and had their claim denied, the disappointment can combine with worry as to what they are going to do next. For many, the disability benefits are a necessary aspect of making ends meet. When there is a denial, it can be problematic for a variety of reasons. While one might know that there is an appeals process for all aspects of SSD benefits, many will be unaware that they have a good chance of having the decision overturned and getting an approval for benefits if they appeal.

Can my family get SSD benefits based on my record?

Since many New Jersey residents see the Social Security disability process as time-consuming and difficult, they will often be happy to receive an approval and get their benefits without looking too deeply into the other possible benefits they and their family might be eligible for. This is a mistake. Not only is the individual allowed to get SSD benefits, but it is also possible that certain family members may also be able to get benefits based on the person's record. Knowing who is eligible and the rules regarding family benefits is key before taking the steps to get them.

What if I have a representative payee for my SSD benefits?

For some New Jersey residents who are seeking or already have been approved for Social Security disability benefits, it will be decided by the Social Security Administration that they need a representative payee to handle their finances. This is not done randomly and the goal is to ensure that the person who is getting SSD benefits is protected.

If I am blind or have vision issues, can I get SSD benefits?

Residents of New Jersey who are blind or have vision issues might be able to get Social Security disability. For those who are blind, there are two separate programs that can help. They are the Social Security Disability Insurance program and Supplemental Security Income. The SSA will use the same medical rules for each to determine if the person is blind.

What medical evidence is necessary for disability benefits?

For people in New Jersey who are seeking Social Security disability benefits, there are various criteria that must be met before they can get an approval. One of the most important factors in the case is meeting the medical requirements. Evidence is integral to this process. The Social Security Administration must receive the evidence in the proper form. Knowing and following these requirements is imperative as many people who might otherwise have been approved for SSD benefits are denied for the simple fact that they did not give the proper evidence.

What is the Listing of Impairments for SSD benefits?

Sometimes, the basics are the most complex matter for New Jersey residents who are seeking Social Security disability benefits. To be approved for SSD benefits, there are certain criteria that must be met. A key part of that is the Listing of Impairments. Knowing about this foundational aspect of getting disability is essential when a person has an illness, condition or disability that leaves them unable to work and in need of SSD benefits.

Can I get SSD benefits and workers' compensation simultaneously?

For New Jersey residents who are receiving Social Security disability, there are times at which they are also getting other types of benefits. A concern that many have centers around how their SSD benefits might be affected by those other types of benefits. Workers' compensation benefits and other public benefits can impact how much the person receives in SSD benefits. If the benefits are from private sources, it will not affect SSD benefits. Veterans Administration benefits, state and local government benefits if taxes were taken from the person's earnings, or Supplemental Security Income are all shielded from reduction.

What are work incentives under Social Security Disability?

For many New Jersey residents who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, their first goal is to return to work. However, they are confronted with the very real concern that they will try to work and find they are unable to continue. It is a worry as to whether they can get their benefits again and the speed at which this can occur. Fortunately, there are work incentives for those getting SSD benefits. Knowing what the work incentives are as well as their requirements is important before making the attempt to get back to work.

What if I need a special examination for my SSD benefits?

For those in New Jersey who believe they have a medical issue that warrants Social Security disability benefits of any kind, the Disability Determination Services might request that there be a special examination to make certain of their decision. DDS makes the decision on behalf of the Social Security Administration. When they believe that more information is needed to make a fair decision, they will request that this special exam be taken and the SSA will pay for it. If there are travel expenses, the SSA will pay for that as well. The applicant can have their regular doctor get a copy of the test if it is not that doctor who conducts the exam.