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November 2015 Archives

New Jersey Congressman champions bill for mentally disabled

It's no secret that the U.S. mental health care and addiction care systems tend to lag behind those of other developed countries when it comes to treatment options for low-income individuals. The lack of behavioral health care treatment in many communities contributes to the reported fact that fewer than half of all Americans with a psychological condition receive treatment and an alarming 90 percent of addicts go without.

Will back pain qualify one for SSDI in New Jersey?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world. Considering the number of New Jersey residents, and Americans in general, over 40 years of age that complain of pain in their backs, this does not seem surprising. However, there is a difference between simply experiencing back pain and being considered disabled, especially for the purposes of receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Can prisoners receive SSDI in New Jersey?

This blog has discussed various aspects of the process by which individuals may apply for and receive benefits through the federal Social Security Disability Insurance program. We have covered the basics of what a disability is, how one may go about showing one is disabled and has an inability to work, and how long the disability must be expected to last. In this post, we will take a look at something that may occur after one has been approved for disability benefits: potential incarceration.

Don't wait to begin the SSI process in New Jersey

Regular readers of this blog may recall that we often talk about the basic eligibility requirements for applying for disability benefits. For both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, one of these requirements is that the disability involved have lasted or be expected to last over one year or result in death. However, this one-year requirement should not dissuade potential applicants from beginning the process as soon as they are diagnosed with a potentially disabling condition.

You won't know if you have a legitimate claim unless you talk to an experienced attorney. Get in touch with me today.

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