Passaic, New Jersey Social Security Disability Cases

February 22,2011
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Perched along the banks of the Passaic River, the city of Passaic was settled by Dutch traders in the 17th Century. Today its burgeoning neighborhoods link together to form a diverse community of more than 67,000 residents. The self-proclaimed “fastest growing city in New Jersey,” Passaic began as a textile and metalworking center. In 1931, it became “the birthplace of television” when a local station became the first to transmit TV to American homes. Notable current and former residents include actors Paul Rudd and Zoe Saldana, bluegrass savant David Grisman and college basketball guru Dick Vitale.

Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a Passaic County disability law firm, combining more than 50 years of experience representing clients throughout New Jersey as well as in New York and Connecticut in claims for Social Security Disability benefits. Call our firm toll free at 877-773-3030, contact our New Jersey lawyers using our local number at 201-862-9700, or visit our website to schedule a consultation at no cost to you.

For people who live with physical and disabilities, we understand it can be hard enough to take on day-to-day activities, let alone go to work and earn a living for you and your family. If you are unable to work for a year or more due to a severe impairment (or combination of impairments), you are generally eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates two benefits programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are available for those who are disabled or blind and have limited income and resources; and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to disabled persons, their spouses and children, regardless of income and resources, if the disabled person has made sufficient payments into the Social Security system.

In order to obtain benefits, you must file a claim with the SSA, starting what is often a long and complicated process. Unfortunately, the SSA denies the majority of claims it reviews each year, including many with merit. A person whose claim is initially denied usually will need to appear at a hearing before an SSA Administrative Law Judge in order to continue to seek benefits. The good news is that this is a claimant’s best opportunity to prove his or her claim.

At Hermann Law Group we practice disability law exclusively, with over 50 years of experience, we win almost three times the national average at the initial application level and more than twice the national average overall, demonstrating that we know what it takes to win! We know how the local Social Security offices consider Disability claims and we are intimately familiar with the decision making processes of the judges who decide appeals. As a result, we understand how to present a claim in the most clear and convincing manner. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our New Jersey office is conveniently located in Hackensack at 1 University Plaza Drive. To get there from Passaic, take Route 4 East to the exit for Hackensack Avenue South. Follow to second light (first possible left turn). Make a left onto Temple Avenue and then a left into the large parking lot. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.