The Clifton (Passaic County), New Jersey area is home to hundreds of disability attorneys and advocates who are available to assist disabled individuals with their application for disability benefits. You attorney will help you determine which program (SSDI or SSI) to apply for and help you fill out all of the necessary paperwork as well. As of December 2011, there were 11,110 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 14,532 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Passaic County.
If you have questions about your disability application, you should visit the SSA office closest to you. A few options are listed below:
935 Allwood Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
79 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
2200 Route 10 West
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Hiring a Clifton Disability Attorney
It is not required that you hire a Clifton disability attorney to help you with your claim. However, since disability attorneys are not paid upfront, you may want to consider hiring one. These attorneys work on a contingency basis and only get paid if the SSA approves your claim.
A Clifton social security disability lawyer will generally also handle claims in the following areas of NJ: Passaic, Little Falls, Nutley, Wallington, West Paterson, Garfield, Montclair, Cedar Grove, Rutherford, Bloomfield, Lyndhurst, Elmwood Park, Totowa, Paterson and Hasbrouck Heights.
A Clifton resident should contact the Passaic County Bar Association, if they have questions about hiring an attorney.
401 Grand St., 3rd Floor
Paterson NJ 07505
Clifton SSD Hearings
In the state of New Jersey, only about 40% of applicants are approved at the initial claim stage. This means that about 60% of applicants will have to go through the appeals process in order to be approved. The 2nd step in the appeals process is the disability hearing. Clifton residents will have to go to the Newark Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for their hearing.
Currently, there are 4,504 pending cases at the Newark ODAR and the average wait time to have a hearing scheduled is 349 days. It can be difficult to wait almost a year, when you are out of work. In extreme circumstances, you can contact your congressman and se if is possible to speed up your hearing.
A Clifton disability attorney will be familiar with this office and could use that knowledge to your advantage during your claim.
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