FloridaSocial Security Disability Attorney
Disability Advocates Group is firmly committed to assisting individuals living with disabilities in acquiring the Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they rightfully require and merit. If a medical condition prevents you or a family member from working, numerous queries might spring to mind: How can I ensure financial stability for my family and myself? How do I access the necessary medical assistance? Do I qualify for disability benefits?
Our seasoned team of disability attorneys is ready to dispel your worries by offering you expert guidance and warm, personalized service. Disability Advocates Group prides itself on its profound knowledge of disability benefits eligibility criteria, and we are renowned as steadfast champions for the rights of disabled individuals.
How Our Disability Attorneys
From the Crowd
At Disability Advocates Group in Florida, we are experienced disability attorneys who will address your concerns by providing caring personal service and informed representation. As our client, you will be supported every step of the way, and we will do everything in our power to get you the disability benefits you need and deserve.
How Do I Know If My Medical Condition Qualifies For Disability Benefits?
In order to be eligible for SSDI or SSI, you must be living with a persistent medical condition, implying that your medical condition should persist for a minimum of 12 months. Furthermore, the Social Security Administration (SSA) holds a record of specific medical conditions that are eligible for benefits, known as the Blue Book. The Blue Book, also known as the Listing of Impairments, encompasses mental and physical conditions recognized as disabilities.
The process of disability determination and securing benefits can be complex and taxing. The intricacy of the application procedure, compounded by the struggles of managing a disability, can be overwhelming. Regrettably, most initial claims are dismissed, sometimes due to technical errors such as inaccuracies or gaps in the application, insufficient work credits, or failure to meet the means test. We understand that navigating through the labyrinth of federal bureaucracy can be intimidating, and we’re here to provide the necessary guidance throughout the process.
We Can Guide You Through
Every Step of the Process
We recognize the challenges of living with a disability, and that these challenges are exacerbated by the financial difficulties resulting from the inability to work due to your disability. If you are seeking disability benefits, or have been denied disability benefits under the Social Security Act, we can help you through every facet of this process. Our team can help you determine if you should qualify for benefits with the Social Security Administration and will assist you in the filing to apply for benefits.
We will also help you obtain all of the necessary medical, as well as employment records to help you document why you should be entitled to these benefits. Getting these documents will be of no cost to you.
In addition, if you have already applied for, and have been denied benefits, we can help you appeal this decision by requesting a disability hearing. These hearings are also known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. These legal hearings will be with an Administrative Law Judge. Although less formal than going to court, we understand that these hearings can seem a bit overwhelming.
Knowing what to expect, and also having an experienced disability attorney who can prepare you for this proceeding in Florida, will be extremely helpful and will improve your chances of having a successful outcome. We will represent you at this hearing and file all of the necessary appeals and Court briefs that will help your case. Our team will always make sure that our clients are supported every step of the way.
What types of disability
benefits are available?
At the Disability Advocates Group, we are equipped to assess your eligibility for SSDI or SSI and guide you through the complete process. This involves filing the initial claim, progressing to an appeal, representing you in a disability hearing, or even in federal court. We genuinely comprehend the technical and financial hurdles you’re facing and we’re committed to standing by your side at each stage of the process. But what kinds of disability benefits are available?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) governs two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI)
To qualify, you must have made contributions to the Social Security system via income tax deductions. Also, you must have accumulated sufficient work credits. As a rule, the older you get, the more work credits you’ll need. However, the availability of disability benefits under this program is not contingent on your financial situation.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
True to its name, this program furnishes supplemental income to those who are either disabled, blind or aged 65 or above. Contrary to SSDI, there’s no mandate to have contributed to the Social Security system. To be eligible for these benefits, you need to fulfill the financial prerequisites. But bear in mind, these benefits are “means-tested”, indicating that your financial resources must be limited to be a recipient.
How do I apply for
In order to secure Social Security disability benefits, it’s necessary to submit an application through a local SSA field office, either by mail, digitally, or in person. The application is in-depth and comprises various questionnaires pertaining to your medical condition, employment history, and financial assets. Moreover, the application must incorporate medical data that backs your claim, encompassing:
disability benefits claim is denied?
Considering that almost two-thirds of initial claims get rejected, there’s a chance that your disability benefits application might also face denial. However, don’t lose heart as you hold the right to challenge this decision. Disability Advocates Group boasts vast experience in all stages of the appeals process and routinely represents clients in disability hearings.
Though the process of appealing a disability claim can be drawn-out and exasperating, having the right legal representation can significantly enhance the probability of your claim getting accepted. At Disability Advocates Group, we are unwavering in our commitment to assist you in securing crucial financial resources.
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At Disability Advocates Group, our practice is focused solely on representing disabled individuals and their families. We know the ins and outs of the Social Security system and have a proven history of helping our clients throughout Florida obtain the disability benefits they deserve. If you are battling a disabling medical condition, you may feel frightened and alone. Remember, we are here to help. When you consult us, you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win disability benefits for you. Please contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.