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Taking the next steps after an unfavorable hearing

As last week's post discussed, Newark, New Jersey, residents who file for disability may wind up having to appeal the denial of their benefits even if they really do have an illness and injury that prevents them from working.

Generally speaking, an applicant for disability general will have to have a hearing before and administrative law judge before being awarded benefits. This hearing, which resembles a trial in some respects but is different in others, gives a Newark resident applying for disability a chance to present his or her case before a judge who is supposed to evaluate the matter fairly and objectively, without preferring either the applicant or the Social Security Administration. It is commonly thought of as an applicant's best opportunity to prove he or she has an inability to work and should get benefits.

However, these judges unfortunately do not always decide every case correctly, meaning that some New Jersey residents could wind up still not getting awarded the benefits they need. Although it may seem like an uphill climb at that point, the person still has the option of additional appeals, even taking the matter to federal court if appropriate.

Although our office cannot guarantee results, in situations like this, we are able, at least in a supporting role, to help an applicant appeal his or her case both within the Administration and, if necessary, to federal court. We can also give honest and practical advice as to whether an appeal would be successful or if, on the other hand, it might be better simply to start the process over, as a person is always free to submit a new application for benefits.

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