Union City Permanent Disability Lawyer
Permanent Disability in Union City
If you or a loved one are disabled and unable to work for a living, call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our Union City permanent disability attorneys can offer you helpful legal advice about obtaining the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits you could qualify to receive.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., are:
- Known for our success and results
- Experienced in permanent disability law
- Backed by more than 90 years of combined legal experience
The Social Security Disability system is complex, but The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., have the knowledge and resources necessary to relentlessly pursue permanent disability benefits for our clients.
Contact us today and schedule a complimentary case review.
How Can a Union City Permanent Disability Attorney Help Me?
An attorney is not required to file for SSDI benefits, but statistics show that having one greatly increases your likelihood of success. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., can aid you in filing your SSDI claim by:
- Helping to prepare the initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance and checking for completeness and accuracy
- Assembling the documentation required for a claim and ensuring there are no errors, discrepancies, or omissions
- Approaching your treating physician to obtain the documentation necessary for claim approval
- Appealing any denial of your SSDI benefits claim
Our skilled Union City permanent disability lawyers work efficiently to prevent unnecessary delays in the processing of your SSDI claim. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today to learn more about qualifying for permanent disability and how our attorneys can assist you.
What is Permanent Disability?
There are two monthly benefits programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provide benefits for disabled individuals who are no longer able to work. These are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
SSDI and SSI are totally different programs. SSDI is for individuals who worked for a certain number of years but then suffered a mental or physical disability preventing them from continuing any kind of job. In order to qualify for SSDI, an individual needs work credits.
Work credits are earned through tax contributions to the SSA through jobs that are covered by Social Security Insurance. An individual can earn up to four work credits per year. With some exceptions, it typically takes 40 credits to qualify for SSDI.
An individual must also meet the federal government’s strict definition of disability to qualify for SSDI. The SSA considers individuals disabled and possibly entitled to benefits if:
- They cannot do the work that they did before.
- There is a determination they cannot adjust to other types of work for which they are qualified due to their medical condition.
- Their disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
While an individual’s medical condition is important, a large portion of the SSA’s decision to approve or deny an application is the individual’s ability to work. An individual’s condition, age, education, and any transferable work experience and skills are also considered. If it is determined they are qualified for and can work in a less strenuous environment, an individual will likely not be approved for SSDI.
Permanent Disability Benefits Denial
Claims for permanent disability are often denied during the initial stages. This can happen even if all of the requirements are met. However, a denial does not necessarily mean benefits are not obtainable.
Due to the sheer number of applications for permanent disability benefits each year, fraudulent claims are common. Therefore, the SSA immediately denies claims that appear false on their face, have missing paperwork, are improperly filled out, or are lacking the appropriate medical evidence.
We Can Provide Experienced Legal Representation
The Union City permanent disability lawyers at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., know what it takes to meet the SSA’s strict definition of disabled and the evidence needed to grant a disability claim. We can work with you on an initial permanent disability claim or an appeal. Call our attorneys or contact us through our online form for your free claim review. Our law firm serves the entire state of New Jersey.