At Rudikh & Associates, LLC handle a variety of Social Security Disability cases. Everyone who works in the United States pays into Social Security, which is used to support those in need when the time arises. Like any form of insurance, you pay into social security until you file a claim. Then you can begin to draw necessary money out in order to pay your bills.
When you become disabled, either as the result of an accident or illness, your life can dramatically change forever. Not only do you have to find a new way to function normally and do everyday tasks such as walking or taking out the trash, but your home and family may suffer as a result.
This is the perfect time to seek Social Security Disability Benefits. Becoming disabled can be a scary and fearful experience. You need someone on your side who understands your situation and can work to make it better. The attorneys at Rudikh & Associates, LLC, have the experience and resources for social security disability cases to help you earn the benefits you and your family need.
What is the difference between SSD and SSI?
There are two main types of disability benefits that fall under the umbrella of social security: Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Which one you are eligible for depends on your work history and financial need, though you may apply for both.
SSD benefits are generally available for those who have been working for five of the last ten years, paying into the social security system, and then become disabled. Those applying for SSD benefits have to prove employment history and disability.
SSI benefits are available for those who are disabled but are not a part of the workforce. Those applying for SSI benefits have to show clear financial need and show proof of disability. You may also have to go through a series of appeals.
The Social Security Disability Appeals Process in New Jersey
When someone applies for Social Security Disability benefits in NJ, it is not uncommon to be rejected the first time. If your claim is denied, Rudikh & Associates will file your Appeal. If your appeal is rejected, you have the right for the second appeal, which is your first appearance in a hearing. The social security disability lawyers at Rudikh & Associates, LLC will work vigorously during this process in order to fight on your behalf and obtain the benefits that you are entitled to. The legal proceedings can get increasingly complicated, and having an experienced hand on your side that specializes in these types of cases is invaluable.
Whether you are just starting to apply for social security disability benefits, or you have already been rejected twice, our New Jersey social security disability lawyers will fight for you to get results! Call (732) 659-6961 to schedule your free no obligation consultation.