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Social Security Disability in Newark, NJ

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Newark

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Disabled workers who are unable to work may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Newark if they have a severe mental or physical health condition which does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months.

Workers will only qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Newark if they have worked jobs "covered" by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration. The amount of work credits needed to qualify for Newark Social Security Disability Insurance varies based on the worker's age when they become disabled. Most Newark workers will need between 20 to 40 work credits to qualify for Newark SSDI.

Auxiliary Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in Newark may also be paid to qualifying widows, children, and widowers. Social Security Disability Insurance in Newark may also provide Medicare to claimants 24 months after the onset date of their disability.

If a worker has worked and not paid taxes or has not work, they do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Newark. The Federal Government does, however, offer Supplemental Security Income benefits to the blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled who have extremely limited resources and income. SSI recipients may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Newark

Understand Eligibility Requirements
by Finding and Hiring a Newark Disability Lawyer


If you are disabled and wanting to apply for social security disability benefits you should know that the social security administration outlines a specific list of disabilities that it uses to determine if a person is disabled and eligible for disability benefits. Your Newark social security disability lawyer or advocate can help you better understand if your specific disability falls within the guidelines. The list contains impairments for all of the body and its major systems, the impairments listed are all considered severe disabilities that would render a person unable to perform any type of gainful work. If the disability is within a child under 18 years of age, the listed impairments would be cause for severe limitations within the child.

Most all of the impairments that are listed on the listing of impairments are permanent disabilities or are ones that will result in death. If your specific disability does not appear on the listing of impairments, you will then have to prove and show to the social security administration that your disability has or expected to remain for a minimum of one year. The listing of impairments comes in two parts, one part is the criteria for those who are adults and 18 years of age or older. Some of the criteria in the first part can be used in determining disability in those 18 years of age and younger if the condition has the same sort of affects on both adults and children.

Again, it is important that you contact a Newark disability lawyer or advocate to help you understand all specified guidelines within the list of impairments, (click here for a FREE consultation) with a Newark social security disability lawyer.

The second part of the listing of impairments consists of medial criteria in addition to the first part, for those who are 18 years of age and younger. The reason for this second part is that the first part does not always consider the affects that a condition can have on those who are younger. For example, there are some conditions that only affect younger people and some that have different types of effects on younger people than it will adults. Part two is used for determining disability in children, if they cannot use it or the condition is not listed then they will refer to part one.

It is extremely important to remember that even if your specific disability is not listed on the listing of impairments, it does not mean in any way that you are not disabled. This will simply mean that there is to be more investigation into the determination of rather or not you are deemed disabled by their rules and regulations. Your Newark social security disability lawyer or advocate can help you in determining if you meet the guidelines, they are extremely experienced in the laws of the social security administration and know exactly what is needed to gain an approval.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Newark, New Jersey

Options to apply and file disability in Newark, New Jersey

How do you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance in Newark or in any of the other city in the area including East Orange, South Orange, Bloomfield, Bayonne, Jersey City, Belleville, Hillside or Kearny? Contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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New Jersey Region Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
(includes New Jersey)


New Jersey Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income claimants have 60 days to file a Social Security Disability Appeal. There are several steps in the New Jersey Social Security Disability appeals process and appeal activities are managed through the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the New Jersey Region services the residents of New Jersey, New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Contact information for the New Jersey ODAR office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review,
Room 34-102,
26 Federal Plaza,
New Jersey, New Jersey 10278

Telephone: (212) 264-4036
Fax: (212) 264-1519

Newark ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 14 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. The address and phone number for the Newark ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
3rd Floor,
1100 Raymond Blvd.,
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Telephone: (877) 405-9798
Fax: (973) 645-2467

The Newark ODAR Hearing Office services the following New Jersey cities: Clifton, East Orange, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair, New Brunswick, Newark, Newton, Parsippany, Paterson, Somerville, Springfield Ave, Union Township, and Woodbridge.



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Disability Determination Services in New Jersey

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) office, funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA), makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for claimants in Newark and throughout the state of New Jersey.

To apply for SSDI or SSI in Newark, residents may file their Newark SSI and SSDI claims at the local Social Security Field Office and their Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income applications are forwarded to DDS for a disability determination. The New Jersey DDS office is listed below.

Division of Disability Determinations,
Department of Labor and Workforce Development,
1 John Fitch Plaza,
Trenton, NJ 08625

Telephone: 609-777-1001


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New Jersey Social Security Administration Field Offices


Do you need the address of your local social security office?

The Social Security Administration Field Offices in Newark provide a full range of services for disability claimants. Newark Applicants may submit their SSDI or SSI applications at the Newark Field Office, replace their Social Security cards, and make changes to their benefits information. All of the Social Security Administration Field Offices for the state of New Jersey are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
3000 Kennedy Blvd,
Newark, NJ 07306

Phone: 1-800-772-1213