Social Security Disability (SSD) is a Federal government benefit program that provides a monthly benefit to people who are unable to continue working because they suffer from fatal or serious medical conditions (lasting at least a year). Once you apply for SSD benefits, the Social Security Administration determines if you have worked long enough to be eligible for SSD and if you are disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration.
If your SSD claim is approved, that’s great. You start receiving your monthly benefits. However more than half of all claims are rejected. If your claim is denied, you have 60 days to appeal the decision. A New Jersey Social Security Disability attorney can help you with the SSD appeals process, which has several levels:
An SSD denial can be on eligibility grounds, or on disability grounds. Many appeals are successful. In fact, our firm’s qualified social security disability lawyers have won more than 90 percent of our SSD appeals.