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Social Security Disability

New Jersey Social Security Disability Lawyer Fights for Your Rightful Benefits

Help with filing your claim or appealing your denial

A disability may interfere with your ability to earn a living. The financial strain on your family would likely be devastating without government benefits that support hardworking people like you who have suffered a debilitating injury or illness. If you qualify, the Social Security disability program provides long-term benefits until you are again able to work or until you reach retirement age — at which point you may receive your retirement benefits.

For more than 65 years, New Jersey law firm Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC has advocated for the rights of individuals who have suffered injuries and disabilities. We guide you through the frustrating red tape involved in collecting the disability benefits to which you are entitled.

Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits

To qualify for Social Security disability, you must have worked the requisite amount and time period in jobs that are covered by Social Security and you must have a disability as described by Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations. The SSA applies these strict criteria to determine whether your medical condition is considered a disability:

  • Because of your medical condition, you are unable to perform the work you did before you were injured or became ill.
  • Your medical condition impedes your ability to adjust to other types of work.
  • Your disability has lasted for at least one year, is expected to last for a year or is expected to result in death.

Proving that your medical condition meets the SSA’s definition is crucial to your claim. Our lawyers meticulously collect and organize evidence that clearly demonstrates each requirement, and we act efficiently to obtain a timely approval.

Approximately 90 percent success rate on Social Security disability appeals

The SSA typically denies most initial Social Security disability claims. Therefore, if you received a denial of a claim you filed, do not get discouraged. Instead, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC for help with your appeal. Our law firm succeeds in approximately 90 percent of our appeals. We can advise you on the probability of prevailing in your appeal after we review your original claim and the SSA’s reasons for denial.

Do not miss the Social Security disability appeal deadline

If you have received a Social Security disability denial letter, do not delay in contacting our lawyers regarding your appeal. You have only 60 days from the date you receive your notice of decision to file your written request with the SSA. If you miss this strict deadline, you may forfeit your right to appeal the decision, regardless of the merits of your claim.

Schedule an appointment to discuss your Social Security disability benefits

For assistance with filing your Social Security disability claim or appealing a wrong decision, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. We have five New Jersey office locations, in Elmwood Park, Dover, Bernardsville and Newton. You pay no fees unless we win your case.

  • In 2020, we settled or won, at trial/mediation/arbitration, 112 personal injury cases. Our clients recovered over ten million dollars. Our firm set a record in 2020 by settling 15 cases for $200,000.00 or more. In the last eleven years, we have settled/won over one thousand cases and our clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360