Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in New Jersey

Disabled and facing possible eviction, what can I do?

I am disabled, fully, on SSDI. I cannot pay my rent and it is almost rent day. My Landlord likes his money on time or literally explodes, I can't pay him. I had to choose between medical care or payment of rent, and I haven't been able to see a doctor in 2 years because of the high rent. I can't keep going without medical treatment, so I had to choose not to pay my rent.

What can I do? How long will it take after rent-day to be kicked out?

Asked on 7/26/08, 10:43 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Gary Moore Gary Moore Attorney At Law

Re: Disabled and facing possible eviction, what can I do?

You should call the landlord court for a list of agencies who will assist you with rent.

It takes several weeks for a landlord complaint to come to court after the complaint is filed. If you are evicted it takes eight days for a warrant of removal to be executed.

Don't you have medical benefits from the government

as a consequence of your receiving SSDI benefits?

You should call the local legal services office to

see if they can assist you.

Gary Moore

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Answered on 7/26/08, 11:00 pm

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