New Jersey Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer
Many people with disabilities wonder if their impairment makes them eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Determining your SSDI eligibility can be complex, as it is based on a variety of factors.
At the New Jersey Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq., we can help clients apply for SSDI benefits and appeal denied claims. With more than 30 years of experience as an SSDI attorney, Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has a clear understanding of the requirements for a successful SSDI claim, what impairments qualify under SSDI, and the specifics of what the Social Security Administration is looking for in your application.
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Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq. at 732-238-8700
Qualifying for SSDI Benefits
Currently, there are twelve major categories of disability recognized in the Social Security Disability system. Each serves as an umbrella category for a variety of illnesses and impairments. The categories and some of the qualifying conditions included in those categories are:
- Musculoskeletal Disorders and Growth Impairment
- This group of disorders includes issues such as back problems, spinal cord injury, joint problems, hip problems, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Epstein-Barr Syndrome.
- Cardiovascular and Blood Vessel Diseases
- This category refers to physically limiting conditions such as heart attacks and hypertension.
- Hearing or Sight Impairments
- Eligible conditions in this category range from those that cause significant impairments to those causing complete blindness or deafness.
- Digestive System Problems
- This category covers a wide range of conditions ranging from liver disease and hepatitis to gastrointestinal issues, including ulcers and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
- Genitourinary Issues
- This category relates to problems of the kidney such as renal disease and neuropathy.
- Breathing/Respiratory Disorders and Diseases
- One of the most prominent conditions in this category is debilitating asthma, but many lung disorders or diseases that limit your activities of daily living are included in this category.
- Blood/Hematological and Lymphatic Diseases
- This category is composed of blood issues such as anemia as well as conditions involving the body’s lymphatic system, which removes harmful toxins.
- Skin Disorders
- Qualifying skin disorders can range from lesions that will not heal to chronic rashes, sever eczema, and skin cancer.
- Endocrine Disorders
- Diabetes is probably the most common and most limiting endocrine disorder. However, this category also covers conditions such as thyroid cancer.
- Neurological Disorders
- Neurological conditions in this category can be experienced from the moment of birth, as in the case of cerebral palsy, or surface later in life. They include physically or mentally disabling conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and brain injuries caused by serious accidents.
- Mental Disorders
- Mental health conditions such as major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and schizophrenia can qualify patients for Social Security disability benefits.
- Immune System Disorders
- This category includes autoimmune disorders such as lupus, HIV and AIDS, and others.
Contact an SSDI Lawyer – Law offices in East Brunswick and Freehold
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq. to arrange a consultation at our Freehold or East Brunswick law offices. We will discuss your condition and the limitations it causes as well as your potential eligibility for SSDI benefits. Evening and weekend appointments are available.