Social Security Disability – The Basics

If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for benefits through the Social Security Administration. There are two different programs, each with a specific set of requirements. Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI SSDI, a benefit established under the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance program, is available…

HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR NEW JERSEY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS

New Jersey law requires that a claim for compensation must be filed within two (2) years of either the date of accident OR last compensation paid. The date of accident is an obvious event but what does the last compensation paid mean? Sooner or later the workers’ compensation doctor will conclude that no additional treatment…

Will a Preexisting Condition Prevent You from Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Can You Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits If You Had a Preexisting Condition? Under the workers’ compensation laws of New Jersey, you are entitled to pursue disability payments if you meet two tests: you were working and you suffered the injury while on the job. But what if you had a preexisting condition? What if you…