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Jersey City Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Jersey City disability attorneys and advocates are there to help Jersey City residents who need to apply for disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are meant for people who are out of work for at least a year due to a severely debilitating condition. Currently, there are 4,289 pending cases at the Jersey City Hearing office and the wait time is 364 days. As of December 2011, there were 12,500 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 21,937 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Hudson County.

How to qualify for SSDI and SSI?

The easiest way to apply for disability is to do so online at However, Jersey City residents who have questions about how to fill out the application can visit one of the local SSA offices listed below:

3000 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

201 Rock Road - Mall 2nd Floor
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

22 Sussex Street
Hackensack NJ, 07601
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Jersey City Disability Attorneys

Most claims for disability are initially denied. You can give your claim the best possible chance of success by hiring a Jersey City disability lawyer to help you with your claim. More information on how a disability attorney can help you.

A Jersey City Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Hudson County, Essex County, and Union County: Newark, Hoboken, Union City, Bloomfield, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Rahway, Irvington, East Orange, West Orange, Passaic, Rutherford, Montclair, Clifton, and Livingston.

If you have questions on the type of paperwork that is required to retain the services of an attorney, you can contact the bar association listed below:

The Hudson County Bar Association
583 Newark Avenue, 4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Jersey City Disability Hearings

Most claims are denied at the 1st stage of the appeals process: the request for reconsideration. If you are among the denied, then you will have to request for a hearing with the Jersey City ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review).

Listed below are the judges who handle cases in Jersey City ODAR and their respective approval rates:

ALJ Name Approval Rate
Barr, Sheena 65.77%
Borda, Eric W 68.48%
Kearns, James 48.00%
Kilgannon, Patrick 48.46%
Loewy, Dina R N/A
Miller, Hilton R 44.00%
Penalver, Moises 73.97%
Russak, Jack 50.00%
Stacchini, Michael J N/A
Williams, Barry L N/A

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Most Jersey City disability attorneys will have attended hearings at this ODAR in the past and will be familiar with the judges. That familiarity and experience could be used to your advantage during your hearing.

Listed below is the congressman for the Jersey City area. If you have an extreme medical or financial circumstance, you can contact him to see if he could contact the Jersey City ODAR about your hearing.

Albio Sires
121 Newark Avenue, Suite 200
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-309-0301

Fill out the form below for a free evaluation of your claim by a Jersey City social security attorney or advocate:

Free Disability Evaluation
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