Social Security Disability
Fighting to help you get the benefits you need
If you cannot return to any type of work because of a disability, you may be eligible for benefits from the federal government under Social Security Disability. Your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or result in death. But the claims process is complicated. The Social Security disability attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help.
When determining eligibility for benefits, the Social Security Administration uses very strict criteria. Your claim for benefits must be supported by documentation that is free from errors or admissions, which can delay processing or lead to a denial. That's why you need an experienced attorney representing you.
In order to be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year, or to result in death. It must be a physical or mental impairment that has been diagnosed by a doctor, supported by test results, a prognosis, and a detailed medical history. You must also have a monthly income that falls below a specific amount.
Put our experience to work for you
Our firm can help you with claims for:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - To qualify for these SSDI benefits, you must be younger than 65, have a physical or mental condition that meets the definition of "disability" and have earned enough "work credits" (which are based on your work history). In some cases, your spouse and children may be eligible for these benefits.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - To qualify for SSI benefits, you must be 65 or older, blind or suffer from a qualifying disability. These benefits are based on need - you must have a limited income.
Most claims for benefits are denied at first. If your claim is denied, you have a limited amount of time in which to appeal. There are strict timelines that relate to filing for Social Security disability benefits. We will make sure all deadlines are met and help you gather evidence that proves you are eligible to receive benefits.
Our New Jersey Social Security disability lawyers understand how important these benefits are to people who have been left with a disability through no fault of their own. We will build a strong case and act quickly to help you pursue your claim.
Learn more about how we can help during a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Call us at 856-751-7676 today.