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Navigating the complexities of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) raises many questions. When you are struggling with a mental condition, fighting a denial of benefits or want to know what it can cost to pursue SSDI, you need answers as soon as possible. Instead of trying to find answers on your own, you can get the information you are looking for from a skilled New Jersey lawyer.

At The Law Offices of Steven Gaechter, our attorney has more than 30 years of experience representing clients throughout Hasbrouck Heights, and  he is here to help you through your SSDI needs. Before you meet with our lawyer, you can  get the answers to your preliminary questions here.

Answers To Your Pressing Questions

Seeking SSDI benefits can be an overwhelming process, but gaining insight into common queries can alleviate some of the stress. We have created this page to answer your more urgent questions and get you on track to accomplishing your SSDI goals. Here’s what you need to know.

Can I get SSDI for a mental condition?

Despite what anyone may say, mental health conditions can have a negative impact on all areas of your life, including work, relationships and more. As a result, you can absolutely gain SSDI for disabling conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. Earning these benefits requires considerable medical documentation, so it is vital to keep a thorough and accurate record of your condition, its progression and treatment.

What happens if my initial application is denied?

If your application for SSDI was denied, that does not mean it is the end of things. You have the right to appeal the denial, and the first step is seeking a reconsideration, which can eventually escalate to a hearing before a judge. The window to file an appeal is limited, so it is important to act fast after receiving your denial.

Do I need a lawyer to get SSD benefits?

There is no legal requirement to have legal representation when applying for SSDI benefits, but that does not mean you should go without an attorney. With the guidance of our attorney, he can minimize the time it takes to navigate the application process while maximizing the chances of an approved application. He can help you with all stages of your application, including evidence gathering, completing paperwork and appeal representation.

How is SSDI different from SSI?

While both benefits are meant to help those in need, SSDI and SSI benefits are different. SSI is meant to be a safety net for disabled citizens with limited resources who cannot qualify for SSDI because of a lack of work credits. SSDI provides income for disabled workers who need additional income.

How much does an SSD attorney cost?

The good news about seeking legal representation for your SSDI application is that attorneys only work on a contingency basis. This means that your lawyer only collects payment if they win your case, and the money they receive comes directly from your SSDI benefits. This way, you do not have to pay for your legal assistance out of your own pocket, giving you more peace of mind in your pursuit of benefits.

Will it cost me to get my medical record from my doctor?

Thanks to recent legislation in New Jersey, medical providers must supply your records for an SSD application at no cost to you. With this legislation, you can be better equipped to pursue the SSDI benefits you deserve, and he can use that information to help bolster your application.

Get The Help You Deserve Today

If you have more questions about SSDI benefits or how we can help you, contact The Law Offices of Steven Gaechter today at 201-546-5758 or email our attorney to schedule your initial consultation today. The sooner you meet with out lawyer, the sooner he can begin helping you.

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