New Jersey Social Security Disability Attorneys
Serving Clients in Hudson County, Essex County and Throughout the State
Individuals who have a substantial work history but can no longer work due to a disabling injury or illness may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. As is true of many government benefits programs, the process required to make a successful SSD claim can be time consuming and frustrating.
Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is a West Orange-based law firm proudly representing disabled clients. Our New Jersey Social Security Disability lawyers seek to make the process as simple and efficient as possible, working through the red tape so our clients can focus on their health rather than government bureaucracy. We are available to help clients at every stage of the SSDI claims process, from filing the initial application to appealing a denied SSDI claim.
Disability Benefits Are by No Means a Form of Welfare
The notion that SSDI benefits are welfare is misplaced. Unfortunately, this misplaced notion discourages some disabled people from applying. The truth of the matter is that Social Security is not a handout. Instead, it is insurance coverage for those who have contributed to our economy over the years by working. The Social Security taxes that were taken out of your paycheck were much like the payments you would make to a private insurer if you bought a policy. In other words, you paid for your SSD benefits, they are not simply being given to you.
Timeline and General Process Information
The Social Security Administration (SSA) usually takes about five months to make a ruling on an initial application. The SSA denies about two-thirds of initial SSD claims. One of the primary reasons to hire a lawyer for a disability claim is that your attorney can work with your physician to correctly document your condition and improve the chances of success. Getting a hearing to appeal a denied claim takes about 18 months, but Greenberg Minasian, LLC, may request an expedited hearing if the circumstances warrant.
Contact a New Jersey SSD Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation
Whether you have questions about applying for Social Security or need help with a claim denial, the legal team at Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is prepared to guide you through the process. To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced lawyers, contact our personal injury law firm online or by phone at 973-325-7711.
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