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Jake Causing Santos

Norrie & Associates
  • Appeals & Appellate, Elder Law, Estate Planning ...
  • New Jersey
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Jake C. Santos is a Senior Associate Attorney at NOrrie & Associates located in Northern New Jersey. His primary practice areas include estate and trust administration, accountings, audits and litigation, elder care and disability law, Social Security and Medicaid law, estate, trust and tax planning, and immigration. As an associate with the firm, Mr. Santos has also assisted clients in the areas of real estate transactions, property tax appeals, guardianship law, and business and employment law.

In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Santos has several years experience as an analyst and consultant in human resource management in diverse industries from non-profit, healthcare to a Fortune 500 company. His responsibilities included conducting financial audits, developing budgets and cost projections, database development and administration, and corporate communications.

Middlesex County College
Certificate (2003) | Accounting
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
Masters (2002) | Communication & Information Studies
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
Masters (1999) | Human Resource Management
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
Masters (1999) | Labor & Industrial Relations
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Rutgers School of Law-Newark
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. (1994) | Statistics/Mathematics
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Norrie & Associates
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Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar  # 032011998
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Disability
  • Estate Litigation
  • Financial Audits
  • Medicaid
  • Public Benefits
  • Social Security
  • Trusts
Legal Answers
Q. If you are approved for state disability medicaid in indiana can it help your disability claim with ssdi?
A: I practice in NJ so I am not familiar with Indiana's regulations but the general rule for Social Security is they are not bound by disability determinations made by other government agencies. However, I have in the past used other government disability determinations as additional evidence to supplement the medical records.
Q. When does social security run out
A: You will have to clarify your question since Social Securtiy administers multiple benefits, but if you are referring to Social Security Disability benefits based on your own work record, then benefits continue so long as you continue to meet Social Security's definition for disability (which includes not engaging in substantial gainful activity) and then when you reach full retirement age, the benefits are then converted to retirement benefits.
Q. Does Chronic Constipation qualify for SSDI for Child?
A: Any medical conditions for children can be found to be disabling. However, the medical conditions must result in marked or extreme limitations. Based on the information you provided, two hospitalizations in two months could be extreme if the medical records show that frequent hospitalizations are expected going forward or that the hospitalizations were for more than a couple of days at a time. There is no hard figure on the number of hospitalizations that are frequent enough to be considered disabling.

You mentioned SSDI, but I believe you are looking at SSI which is Supplemental Security Income. This program also has to take into account the parents' income and resources and if it is too high, it does not matter how severe the medical conditions are because your child could not meet the financial requirements.

This information is general nature and you may want to consult with a local attorney.
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Norrie & Associates
500 International Drive North
Suite 125
Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Telephone: (973) 347-3347
Fax: (973) 347-5488