In Mercer County, NJ and throughout the United States, social security applications are reviewed and approved or denied by the SSA, or Social Security Administration. While the SSA dispenses billions of dollars to millions of Americans in social security aid every year, the application process is highly stringent and complicated. Denial rates vary by year and geography, but on average, as many as 70% of initial applications — nearly three quarters — are rejected on the first pass.
Applications can be rejected for a variety of reasons. The SSA may determine that the applicant is unable to work in their previous capacity, but can work at a different job that is less physically taxing. They may determine that the applicant is not severely impaired, has not earned disability insured status, or does not satisfy other requirements. However, just because your application has been rejected, doesn’t mean you have to give up.
Our experienced Mercer County social security lawyers can help. For a free and private consultation, call our law offices at (609) 557-3081 in New Jersey or (215) 515-2954 in Pennsylvania today.
At Young, Marr & Associates, our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience. With thousands of cases filed and millions of dollars obtained for our clients, our highly knowledgeable team of social security attorneys is fully equipped to answer every question and review every document.
In addition to providing aggressive legal representation, we also pledge to treat every client with the respect and compassion they deserve. Our attorneys understand the financial and emotional trials of facing one or even multiple denials from the SSA, and we work to help guide our clients through all the challenges the application process can bring.
We have law offices located in Mount Holly and Trenton in New Jersey, and in Pennsylvania, we have additional offices in Upper, Central, and Lower Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County, and Philadelphia. No matter where you’re coming from, we’re easily accessible. Our attorneys represent clients from communities across Mercer County, including Trenton, Ewing, Hopewell, Hamilton Square, Princeton, Mercerville, Pennington, and more.
Applicants can apply to receive social security benefits in three ways: online via the SSA’s website, over the phone, or in person at an SSA office. When an application is submitted, applicants must include personal identification, records of employment history, records of medical history and physician information, and employment documents.
If your application is denied, it is generally preferable to appeal the decision than to start all over again from square one (unless a deadline has been missed, in which case restarting the application process may be necessary). In New Jersey, applicants have a window of 60 days in which they must submit a request for a Reconsideration if they wish to appeal. Having a disability attorney to represent your interests during appeals is critical.
If you or someone you love is unable to work and is worried about their financial future, our Mercer County social security attorneys may be able to help. For a private, in-depth legal consultation, contact the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates online, or call us today at 1 (609) 557-3081 in New Jersey or (215) 515-2954 in Pennsylvania.