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Assistance Available for Residents Denied Social Security Disability Benefits


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents who have been denied Social Security disability benefits may apply for a free consultation with an attorney from the Community Justice Center of Trenton.

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is providing opportunities for eligible residents to meet an attorney at its office at 27 Warren St. in Somerville from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:  March 15, April 12 and May 10.

Eligibility for a consultation requires an income at or below 175 percent of the poverty level, or eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA).

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Somerset County residents living with disabilities who are interested in this free consultation should contact Paulann Pierson of the Office on Aging and Disability Services at 908-704-6334 or to obtain a referral form that is required by the Community Justice Center.

Community Justice Center staff members are experienced in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) law and have assisted people with all kinds of disabilities in obtaining benefits. They have extensive experience with “invisible” impairments, especially those associated with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other cognitive or mental health issues.

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