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Facts About Social Security Disability Claims In New Jersey

New Jersey Disability Claim Advocates: When a resident of New Jersey wants to apply for Social Security disability they are doing so because they need long-term compensation. Short term disability is applied for through different programs such as TDI or through the workman’s compensation program. When someone applies with Social Security they are doing so because of a serious problem that means they’re going to be unable to work long-term and perhaps cannot return to work. Here we’ll take a look at the facts about social security disability claims in New Jersey.

How Can I Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?

The first thing you want to do is to contact the Social Security Administration’s office and you can do that by visiting them online or you can call their toll free number. You can also go into an office close to you and you can find that by simply going to On that website, you’ll be able to find the office that is closest to you.

Once you’ve contacted them then they will give you a starter kit which will help you to prepare for an interview. You may also have the opportunity to put in an application online. The kits themselves are available in both English and Spanish.

Inside the kit, you’ll find some basic information explaining the different programs that you might be eligible for and how approval or disapproval is determined. This information will not only inform you but it’ll help remove some of the mystery from the process. This, in turn, should help you with the necessary things needed when applying for disability benefits.

Understanding The Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance And SSI

SSDI is Social Security Disability Insurance. SSI is Supplemental Security Income. The first is used when filing for benefits that are based on prior work where you paid into Social Security. SSI is Supplemental Security income and it is applied for when you are seeking benefits based on your financial need. This means that SSDI is covered through the taxes that were withheld from you when you worked.

In order to be eligible for this type of benefit through SSDI, you would have to have paid into the social security system and accumulated enough credits. Those applying for benefits through Supplemental Security Income or SSI would be doing it based on their financial need and benefits are paid through basic revenue that is collected with Social Security. This means that it is not exclusive to payments that you personally have made when working.

What Are My Chances Of Being Approved For Disability In New Jersey?

Residents of New Jersey are fortunate in that the approval rates for the initial applications are higher than they are in many states throughout the country. Even so, the initial application is approved less than 40% of the time. This means it is highly likely that any applicant will have to apply for reconsideration to stand a greater chance of being approved.

If the initial application is denied then the process requires that you file for reconsideration. If that is also denied then you would ask to go before a judge with your case. In each of these situations, the approval rate is higher in New Jersey than many other states throughout the country.

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