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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Denied Social Security Benefits?

 

       The Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance benefits program was created to provide a dignified standard of living to those who can no longer work due to a physical injury or illness and/or because of numerous mental health conditions. 

 

       Unfortunately, the majority of Social Security Disability claims are denied at both the initial filing (approx. 75%) and at the reconsideration stages. The requirements can be extremely confusing and complex, and the application and appeals processes are notoriously difficult and time-consuming.  

 

       As a result, many disabled people who are completely qualified for benefits end up giving up due to frustration and hopelessness or because they do not realize they have a right to keep fighting or the right to an attorney. 

 

       Having an experienced attorney on your side can improve your chances of receiving benefits. At DiRienzo Law, we will provide you with knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation to help you navigate through the Social Security Administration and obtain the benefits you deserve. 

       To learn more about Attorney Mario Di Rienzo’s experience and qualifications, please use the link below to view his profile:

Mario Di Rienzo, Esq.

 

       Do not hesitate to immediately contact DiRienzo Law for a free consultation by calling 908-329-2727 or fill out our on-line Contact Form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

 

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

 

       To qualify for SSD you have to demonstrate that you are unable to work due to a qualifying impairment, which may could be a physical disability and/or a mental condition. Your condition must prevent you from working at any job (not just the job you had prior to your impairment) for at least one year.  There are numerous factors (such as your age, education level and skills) that will be taken into consideration when examining your ability to work in a new industry.

 

       We understand that your well-being may depend on receiving benefits, and we take this very seriously. Contact DiRienzo Law now for a free consultation by calling 973-842-7531 or fill out our on-line Contact Form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

 

 

What is the Difference Between SSD and SSI Benefits?

 

       The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits in 2 ways: Social Security Disability Insurance program and Supplemental Security Income.  

 

  • SSD benefits are available for people who have worked enough years to earn the required Social Security work credits. In order to qualify, you must have an employment history of at least 10 years, with five of those years occurring prior to the date you became disabled. Social Security Disability qualifications also differ depending on the filer’s age (For example, if you are trying to file for Social Security Disability benefits when you are 24, you may need to have worked for at least one and a half years to qualify for benefits). 

 

  • If you do not have the sufficient work history for SSD, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is a needs-based program meant for people who are disabled, blind or elderly and children with certain mental or physical conditions.

 

       Again, a majority of qualified claims for Social Security Disability are denied because a form was filled out incorrectly, or paperwork and/or medical records were missing. You need the experience of our Law Firm to ensure you get approved the first time and, if you have already been denied, to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.  

 

       The DiRienzo Law Firm has the experience to handle your Social Security Disability claims so you should immediately Contact DiRienzo Law for a free consultation by calling 908-329-2727 or fill out our on-line Contact Form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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