NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY/ SSI LAWYER
Denied Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits in New York & New Jersey? Get a Social Security Disability/ SSI Lawyer
The Law Office of Oliver C. Minott provides legal representation in Social Security Disability and SSI in all of New York and New Jersey. Our hardworking Social Security Disability/ SSI lawyers understand the complex nature of your Social Security Disability/ SSI claim. Our office proudly serves the following locations; New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, White Plains, Yonkers, Long Island, Newark, Jersey City, Harrison, Irvington, East Orange, Orange, Montclair, Union, Kearney, West Orange, Hackensack, New Brunswick, South Orange, Bloomfield, and Springfield New Jersey.
What You Need To Know About Social Security Disability/ SSI in New York and New Jersey
- Q: Who is eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD)?
- A: If you have worked long enough at a job and have become physically or mentally disabled, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Benefits.
- Q: Who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
- A: If you are physically or mentally disabled, blind, or over 65 with little or no income in the past and in the present, you may be eligible to receive SSI benefits.
- Q: What does it mean to be disabled?
- A: The Law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity as a result of any physical or mental impairments which can be expected to last for 12 months or end in death.
- Q: Are my family members entitled to any benefits?
- A: Most dependent children under eighteen (18) are entitled to benefits.
- Q: How much work do you need to qualify for Social Security Disability?
- A: Generally, you need approximately 10 years of work, or 40 credits. However, younger workers may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits with fewer years or work.
- Q: How much will I get from Social Security Disability of SSI?
- A: Social Security Disability– The amount of Social Security Disability monthly benefits you will get depends upon how much you were earning when you were able to work.
- Supplemental Security Income– If you are single you are due $674 per month in 2009, provided you have no countable income. If you are a couple, you are due 1,011 per month in 2009, provided you have no countable income.
- Q: When should I apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
- A: You should apply at any Social Security Office as soon as you become disabled.
- Q: How do I apply for Social Security Disability or SSI?
- A: You may file by phone, mail, or by visiting your nearest Social Security Office. Call the Social Security Toll Free number at (800) 772-1213 to apply or to find out the name and address of your closest Social Security Office.
- Q: Am I eligible for Medicare Benefits?
- A: Only if you are receiving Social Security benefits for two years. Applicants receiving SSI are not eligible.
- Q: Am I eligible for Medicaid Benefits?
- A: Only if you are receiving SSI. Applicants receiving Social Security Disability are not eligible.
- Q: Will I lose my Social Security Disability Benefits if I find work?
- A: Trial Work Period– If you return to work for nine (9) months (not necessarily consecutive), your earnings will not affect your social security benefits. If nine months of trial work do not fall within a 60 month period, you may have even longer to test your ability to work.
- Extended Period of Work Eligibility– For at least 36 months after a successful trial work period, if you continue to work while disabled, you may receive a benefit for any month your earnings fall below $800.00 a month for disabled people, $1,330.00 a month for people who are blind.
- Q: I applied but was denied. What should I do?
- A: The most important thing to do is to meet the Appeal deadlines. Depending on which state you are in, you must file for reconsideration of the decision, or request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. You have 60 days to meet these deadlines.
- Q: Can I apply or appear for a hearing without an attorney?
- A: Yes, however, statistics show that claimants without legal representation are less likely to obtain benefits than claimants applying with professional help.
- Q: Can I receive Social Security Disability, Pension Benefits, and Workers Compensation Benefits all at the same time?
- A: Yes, however there may be an offset between the three sources.
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