Social Security Process

New Jersey Social Security Disability Process Lawyer

The Social Security Disability process can be confusing if an experienced attorney does not assist you. The Social Security Administration (SSA) imposes stringent guidelines on people applying for benefits. At Abromson & Carey in Newark, New Jersey, we have been helping people through this process for 27 years. If you have been disabled and want to apply for Social Security benefits, you should contact us for a free initial consultation.

Initial Application

The process begins with preparing and filing an initial application for benefits. We will work with you to gather information about your medical records, work history and education. We will work with your treating physician to collect the necessary documentation for your claim. We make sure you understand all the necessary legal requirements before applying for Social Security benefits.

Decision and Appeals

After the SSA receives and evaluates your application, it will issue its decision. If your claim is denied, the next stage of the Social Security Disability (SSDI) process is filing an appeal. You must exhaust several administrative appeals before taking your claim to federal court. We will represent you in a:

  • Reconsideration – we will ask the SSA to have another examiner reconsider your application
  • ALJ hearing – we will petition an administrative law judge to review your application and base his or her ruling based on the medical testimony in your case
  • Appeals council review – we will draft a written argument and submit new evidence for this special panel to review
  • Federal court appeal –we will petition the court to review your case and determine whether the SSA ruled incorrectly

The Social Security Disability process is complex and plagued with intricate legal requirements. At Abromson & Carey, we represent people throughout each stage of this process. To learn more about your claim, contact us for a free initial consultation