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Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security disability insurance provides assistance to those who cannot work. However, getting that assistance can often be difficult. 

If you have a physical, mental, or emotional disability, and your SSDI assistance application was denied,​ we can help with your appeal.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall, NJ, will fight to secure the compensation you deserve.

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Understanding the Basics

What is Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government. It oversees Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. If you are an employee who paid social security taxes and you are now disabled, you are likely eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

For those in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall New Jersey, considering hiring a Social Security disability lawyer to help in the appeal process after being denied Social Security insurance disability benefits, it is important to understand the differences between the kinds of disability benefits available. While it can be difficult to distinguish between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they are two completely different benefit programs within Social Security.

SSDI is funded through payroll taxes and recipients are considered "insured" because they have worked for a certain number of years. Social Security Disability Insurance recipients have made contributions to the Social Security trust fund in the form of FICA Social Security taxes. In contrast, SSI is strictly need-based and is funded by general fund taxes

Am I a Candidate for Disability?

Qualification for Social Security disability income is based on the degree and severity of the medical condition contributing to your disability and your specific earning capacity. Social Security disability attorney, Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has a clear understanding of the requirements for a successful Social Security disability benefit appeal.

Many factors can affect your candidacy for SSDI. First is the type of disability you suffer from. There are several categories that can qualify an applicant for Social Security disability. These medical conditions include trauma-related injury, chronic disease, sensory impairment, and mental disorders. You also need to have worked at least 20 base weeks out of a 52-week year in order to file.

Jeffrey W. Goldblatt

Working as your disability lawyer,  Jeffrey W. Goldblatt will do all of the necessary groundwork to develop an effective appeal. He will protect your legal interests so that you can receive the benefits from Social Security that you deserve. As a former municipal prosecutor and a former public defender, Mr. Goldblatt and his legal practice areas provide clients compassionate and effective representation.

For assistance regarding the Social Security disability appeals process, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., online or call our office in East Brunswick, New Jersey at (732) 402-8067 today.

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Mr. Goldblatt did a tremendous job for me.  He was attentive to every detail and always answered all of my questions promptly and intelligently.  He has a full command and knowledge of the law and the courtroom.  He managed to get me a result that I did not think was possible.

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Do I Need an Attorney?

The appeals process for Social Security disability is incredibly complex. The high percentage of applicants who are rejected reflects how difficult it is to present a qualifying case to the Social Security Administration: as many as 70 percent are denied after their initial application. 

If you have been denied benefits and are looking to appeal the decision, a Social Security disability attorney can be advantageous.  As your disability lawyer, Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can help you through this difficult process. He has represented clients with Social Security appeals for more than 30 years

How Can I Prove My Disability?

Social Security offers compensation to those who are unable to work in East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall New Jersey, due to a disability deemed legitimate by the United States government. The requirements that you need to meet in order to receive the compensation you deserve can be difficult to demonstrate without the help of a Social Security disability lawyer. Considering that the overwhelming majority of applicants are denied disability benefits, having an attorney of Mr. Goldblatt's caliber at your side during the appeals process can be invaluable.

Mr. Goldblatt knows how to obtain the evidence and testimony needed to prove to Social Security that you have a disability. In East Brunswick, Freehold, and Wall New Jersey, attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can assist you in process of appealing for Social Security disability benefits. He knows what has to be done and what information must be submitted to get your doctors to submit the proper paperwork. This process and the corresponding paperwork can have a tremendous impact on your ability to win your case.


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Jeff was the best attorney I could have asked for. The night I was served I was calling around to attorneys he called me back that night. He helped me get through my divorce with ease. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Mr. Goldblatt was referred to me and I'm very fortunate that he was. He did a wonderful job reviewing my case and explaining the various options and likely outcomes. On my court date he successfully negotiated what I truly believe was the best possible outcome.

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What Is the Appeals Process?

If you face a denied application, a Social Security disability lawyer can help you through the appeals process. A meeting with Social Security appeals lawyer Jeffrey W. Goldblatt at his East Brunswick, New Jersey, office can clear up any confusion you may have about the process.

A denied claim can leave you feeling dejected and overwhelmed, but you do not need to handle an appeal on your own. Attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has handled the legal process involved in appealing a Social Security disability claim denial countless times over his long career. Regardless of what stage you are at in the process, our office in East Brunswick, New Jersey, can offer to help you get the compensation you deserve.

First Denial

If your first application is denied, you have a right to appeal. In order to qualify for this "reconsideration," you must file within 60 days of your denial. The Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., in East Brunswick, New Jersey, will work to build a comprehensive application, taking into account all aspects of your disabling condition. This will include records of medical treatment, prescriptions, doctors reports, and daily function reports. Social Security will review the information and communicate with your doctors. They may request that you get reviewed by a Social Security Administration doctor. After all information is received and considered, another decision is made.

Second Denial

If your benefits are denied a second time, your attorney can request a hearing in front of a judge of administrative law. However, these types of cases have a significant backlog and it can take up to a year to get in front of a judge. As your attorney, Jeffrey W. Goldblatt will represent you in court. The judge can question you directly about your situation and Mr. Goldblatt will be able to present evidence and witnesses to discuss your condition. Social Security will be able to present evidence, as well.

Denial after the Administrative Hearing

If your claim is denied by the administrative law judge, Mr. Goldblatt can appeal for a third and final time. This appeal is handled administratively before a tribunal. This appeal will be based on any errors that the administrative law judge may have made.

The complexity of the legal process surrounding disability makes it essential to have an attorney involved as early as possible in the appeals process.

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Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq.

Attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has been representing family law, criminal law, and social security disability clients since 1975. He is proud to be affiliated with top legal organizations, including:

  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated lawyer in East Brunswick, call our law firm at (732) 238-8700 or request a consultation online.

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