SSDI/SSI Application Process

SSD Lawyers in Newark

Both SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) have many requirements that must be met. You must qualify and be approved through an application process. To apply for SSD benefits, generally you must:

  • Prove your illness or injury will leave you "disabled" either physically or mentally for more than 12 months or that it will result in death
  • Obtain a doctor's declaration confirming your disability
  • Show you have worked five out of the last ten years in jobs covered by SSD

For those individuals who are 31 years or younger, it becomes more difficult to prove or meet the years worked requirement. SSI may be the more viable option if you are within this age group, usually younger working individuals. Whether you are considering SSDI or SSI benefits, you must go through an often complicated and long application process.

Our SSD lawyers in Newark and Staten Island can help you through every stage of the application process. The inability to work is a scary and frustrating time. We are here to help you seek the necessary federal benefits during this difficult time. Contact us at Robert A. Solomon, P.C., and schedule a free consultation.

Helping You Through the SSDI/SSI Application Process

There is a lot of detailed information the government requires in the SSDI/SSI application process. Even after you submit your application it can take three to five months before you receive notice of whether your application has been approved. During this time you may be required to submit more information or make clarifications. We can help you gather all the necessary information and paperwork to ensure as smooth and efficient application process as possible.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Complete medical history: The SSD administration will require a complete and full medical history that is relevant to your particular disabling injury or illness. This includes contact information of all hospitals and medical staff that treated you for your injury.
  • Work history: You will have to provide all employer contact information for the last 15 years.
  • Age and education: How old you are and your level of education is relevant to SSD. This is because generally, people are who are older and have less education are deemed to have more difficulty in finding further employment.

If you are denied SSD benefits, the next step is to file for reconsideration within 60 days. If you are denied again, you also have 60 days to file for a hearing before an administrative judge.

Contact Us - Social Security Disability Insurance Attorneys - Essex County

Do you have questions regarding the SSDI/SSI application process in New York or New Jersey? We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments. To contact us, call us toll free at 800-469-6476.