Qualifying for Disability Benefits (SSDI) with Asthma in New Jersey
There are many disabilities that prevent people from working. Asthma is one of them. Asthma affects millions of Americans; in some cases, it can be severe enough to prevent them from going to work to earn a living and otherwise living a normal life. Luckily, the Social Security Administration offers programs that can assist those who are unable to go to work due to their disabilities. If you are a resident of New Jersey who is unable to work because of your severe asthma, our New Jersey Social Security disability lawyers at Young Marr & Associates can help you file your Social Security Disability Insurance claim so that you can pay for your daily expenses with peace of mind. Call today for a free consultation at (866) 781-4058.
How a NJ Disability Lawyer for Can Help You Win Your Claim
The Social Security Administration frequently denies claims for SSDI benefits; in fact, about 70% of SSDI claims are denied. Most claims are denied because the applicant’s condition is not severe enough or does not meet the requirements (such as lasting 12 consecutive months or resulting in death). Some SSDI claims are denied because the applicant makes too much money or because their application has major technical faults.
A lawyer who specializes in Social Security Disability Insurance will greatly increase your chances of filing an application for SSDI that gets accepted. Lawyers that specialize in SSDI know how to complete applications so that they include the information that administrators at the Social Security Administration are looking for. Social Security disability lawyers are able to help applicants that are applying for their first time, as well as applicants appealing denied disability benefits.
The expertise of the Social Security disability lawyers that work with Young Marr & Associates can help people with various types of ailments in the State of New Jersey to file applications for SSDI that have a high chance of being accepted. Applications for Social Security disability benefits that are filed with the help of a lawyer from Young Marr & Associates are accepted 80% of the time, which is substantial when compared to the industry average of 62%.
Preparing a Social Security Disability Claim for Asthma in NJ
There are a few ways to file a claim for SSDI benefits in New Jersey. One way to apply is through the Social Security Administration’s website. It is also possible to apply for Social Security benefits by calling their offices. Applicants have the highest chance of success with their applications, however, if they apply in person at the Social Security Administration’s offices. Applicants will need to provide their Social Security Number, birth certificate, and any medical records relevant to their conditions when applying.
The waiting period following an application usually lasts between 3 and 5 months. Wait times last longer if the Social Security Administration requests a medical exam from the applicant. Applicants will be alerted to the status of their application with a letter that tells them whether their application has been accepted or denied—accepted applications will result in a letter that tells applicants how much they can expect to receive, while applicants that have been denied will receive a letter that tells them why their application was denied.
Qualifying for SSDI Benefits for Asthma in New Jersey
Residents of New Jersey who suffer from asthma that prevents them from working will need to meet certain requirements for disability benefits. These requirements are strict and specific so that they can prevent benefits from going to fraudulent and frivolous claimants.
SSDI applicants will only be accepted if their condition is severe enough. A condition is classified as severe if it prevents the person who suffers from it from working and earning a living. This impairment or disability must have already affected them for at least 12 consecutive months or be expected to last for at least 12 months in the future. A condition is also considered to be severe if it is expected to result in death.
Specific conditions must meet requirements found in the Listing of Impairments, which is the book of guidelines used by the Social Security Administration to determine the severity of qualifying conditions for disability benefits. This includes requirements for asthma.
People who suffer from severe asthma who apply for SSDI benefits must have asthma that is accompanied by either chronic asthmatic bronchitis or asthma attacks. Asthma attacks, according to the Social Security Administration, are defined as prolonged symptomatic episodes that last more than one day and require intensive treatment such as antibiotics, inhalational bronchodilator therapy, or an intravenous bronchodilator and must continue despite treatment and doctor intervention. Asthma attacks must happen at least once every two months or six times per year to be considered severe by the Social Security Administration.
Income is also a determining factor in SSDI applications. If an SSDI applicant makes more than $1,220 per month, they are ineligible to receive SSDI benefits. (Blind applicants have an income limit of $2,040.) According to the SSA, these applicants still earn enough to live on, even if their medical condition leaves them only able to work part-time.
New Jersey Social Security Disability Lawyers Available for People Unable to Work Due to Asthma
Whether you have filed a claim for SSDI benefits and would like to file an appeal or are preparing to file your very first claim, a Social Security Disability lawyer from Young Marr & Associates is available to help you today. Our Social Security Disability lawyers are experienced when it comes to understanding the process of claim approval and can put their knowledge to use to get your claim approved. If you or someone you know has asthma to a degree that it prevents a normal working life, get in touch with Young Marr & Associates as soon as possible to set up a free and confidential consultation. Call now at (866) 781-4058.