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December 2014 Archives

A doubtful 2015 for Social Security Disability benefit recipients

As one year draws to an end and another begins, people hope that the coming year will be met with good health and success. However, there may be some worrisome news for the many people in New Jersey who are recipients of Social Security Disability benefits. As many residents are aware, the Social Security Administration is currently struggling with funds. The direct impact of the financial strain would be on the SSD benefits program and its millions of beneficiaries.

How do you appeal the SSA's decision to deny SSI benefits?

Many New Jersey residents may know that it is possible to appeal a refusal of Social Security Disability benefits. It is also possible to appeal a negative decision made by the Social Security Administration regarding a Supplemental Security Income claim. An appeal process is comprised of several steps, with federal courts being the highest authority that will consider the claim.

SSD benefits for divorced spouses in New Jersey

Going through a divorce is a modern-day reality for some New Jersey residents. Divorce is an emotionally draining experience that also comes with a unique set of financial challenges. One factor that is a major contributor to these financial challenges is Social Security Disability benefits. Thankfully, laws are in place to make it possible for a divorced spouse to claim SSD benefits based on the coverage of a former spouse.

How are New Jersey SSD benefits eligibility for TBI determined?

New Jersey residents know that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can wreak havoc on an individual's life. A TBI can suddenly make routine activities a major challenge and strain their emotions and relationships. At times like this, assistance in the form of Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions can be a life-saver for many TBI patients.

SSI benefits, Medicaid and SNAP specific to New Jersey residents

Many New Jersey residents know that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program run by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly financial assistance to needy individuals and families. SSI benefits are meant for those above the age of 65 and for disabled people, irrespective of their age. To qualify for SSI benefits, a prospective beneficiary must prove that he or she does not have sufficient income and has limited resources.

A disabling injury may entitle you to receive SSDI benefits

For many New Jersey workers, a typical day involves lifting and moving heavy loads. Unfortunately, this type of manual labor routinely presents the threat of spinal cord, back and neck injuries. These types of injuries often lead to disabling conditions that make it hard for a worker to return to the person's job.

Obama order allows Medicare, SSD benefits for illegal immigrants

The Obama administration recently made a critical executive decision that may be of special interest to the immigrant population of Newark, New Jersey. President Obama announced that if certain conditions are fulfilled, illegal immigrants who apply to work legally in United States would become eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon retirement. Eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits are also part of the package.

How can health professionals assist in determining disability?

When a person is unable to work for at least a year or more due to a physical or a mental impairment, the person can be considered disabled and can apply for benefits from Social Security. When a person applies for social security disability benefits, it must first be determined if the claim is valid, as not all people are eligible for these benefits.

Establishing the existence of mental disorders for SSD benefits

Some New Jersey residents may know people who suffer from mental illness and are not able to work or support themselves. These individuals may be severely depressed or suffer from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Afflicted persons have certain rights under the law to claim Disability Coverage for Mental Health Issues.

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