Newark Area Social Security Disability Lawyers

Unable to Work? You May Be Entitled to SSDI Benefits.

If you have a work history but are no longer able to work because of a disabling illness or injury, you may be entitled to receive monthly Social Security Disability benefits, known as SSD or SSDI. Like other government benefits programs, the SSD process can be frustrating and time consuming. Fortunately, a skilled lawyer can help you cut through the red tape.

The legal team at Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, helps disabled clients in New Jersey through every step of the SSD claims process. It can take months or even years for an SSD claim to conclude. Our goal is to speed the process along as much as possible so that you get your benefits sooner than later.

We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your condition and about the possibility of getting disability benefits. To arrange a free initial consultation with our skilled Newark Area Social Security Disability attorneys, call 973-535-3388 or contact our law firm online. No recovery, no fees.

Disability Benefits Are Not Welfare

There is a common misconception that people who are on SSD are on welfare. This sentiment prevents some disabled people from applying. The truth is Social Security is not a handout. Rather, it is insurance coverage for people who have a work history. The money you paid to the government in Social Security taxes gives you the right to payments for long-term disability. It is very similar to the payments you would have made if you signed up for a private insurance policy.

Who Qualifies for Disability Benefits?

In order to be eligible for SSD benefits, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must not be earning more than $1,000 per month or working-full time.
  • You must show that you either 1) suffer from an impairment listed on the Social Security Administration's approved list, or 2) your medical condition prevents you from doing any work you have done within the last 15 years as well as any other jobs existing in significant numbers.
  • Your disability must last or be expected to last at least 12 months, or be considered terminal. This does not mean that you have to wait a year to apply. If you meet these criteria and have worked enough quarters to qualify for SSD, our New Jersey lawyers can help you fill out your initial application. If you applied on your own and were denied, we can guide you through the Social Security Disability appeals process.

Contact Our Livingston SSD Application Attorneys: Free Consultation

No matter what stage of the SSDI process you are in from the initial application to appealing a denied claim, our legal team is ready to provide guidance. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call 973-535-3388 or contact our law firm online.

We take all disability cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay any attorney's fees unless we obtain benefits for you.