Port Saint Lucie Disability Attorneys

Welcome to Disability Advocates Group, your dedicated partner in navigating Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Our experienced team is committed to helping residents secure the benefits they deserve.

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Disability Statistics in Port Saint Lucie

 

  • Disabled Population: Approximately 12% of the residents in Port Saint Lucie are living with a disability.
  • Common Disabilities: The most common disabilities include mobility issues, cognitive impairments, and chronic health conditions such as arthritis and heart disease.
  • SSI/SSDI Recipients: Around 8% of the population receives SSI or SSDI benefits, reflecting a significant portion of the community that relies on these programs for support
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SSDI and SSI Application Statistics in Port Saint Lucie

  • Annual Applications: Around 2,500 SSDI and SSI applications are filed from Port Saint Lucie yearly.
  • Initial Approval Rate: Approximately 35% of initial SSDI/SSI applications are approved.
  • Hearing Approval Rate: The approval rate for SSDI/SSI claims at the hearing level is about 50%.

Applying for SSDI or SSI in Port Saint Lucie

If you are a resident of Port Saint Lucie and need to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits, here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.

Steps to Apply for SSDI or SSI Benefits

  1. Determine Eligibility: Review the SSA’s criteria for SSDI and SSI benefits to see if you qualify.
  2. Gather Documentation: Collect necessary documents such as medical records, employment history, and personal identification.
  3. Submit an Application: Applications can be submitted online through the SSA website, by phone, or in person at your local SSA office.
  4. Follow Up: After submitting your application, follow up with the SSA to check the status and provide any additional information if requested.
  5. Receive a Decision: The SSA will review your application and send you a decision. If approved, you will begin receiving benefits.
    • If Denied: If your application is denied, you can request a reconsideration.
    • Reconsideration: Submit additional evidence or clarification to support your claim.
    • Appeal: If reconsideration is denied, you can request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).
    • Hearing: Present your case to an ALJ with the opportunity to provide further evidence and testimony.
    • Appeals Council: If the ALJ denies your claim, you can request a review by the Social Security Appeals Council.
    • Federal Court: As a last resort, you can file a lawsuit in federal district court.

Importance of Hiring a Disability Attorney

Applying for SSDI or SSI benefits can be a complex and challenging process. Engaging a disability attorney from Disability Advocates Group can significantly improve your chances of a successful application. An experienced attorney can:

  • Assist with Documentation: Help you gather and organize the necessary medical and employment records.
  • Navigate the Process: Guide you through each step of the application process.
  • Represent You: Advocate on your behalf during hearings and appeals.
  • Improve Outcomes: Increase your likelihood of approval by ensuring your application is thorough and accurate.
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Contact Our Port Saint Lucie Disability Attorney

If you are a resident of Port Saint Lucie seeking SSDI or SSI benefits, Disability Advocates Group is here to help. We understand the intricacies of the application process and are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. 

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Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards securing the benefits you deserve.

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About Attorney Michelle Shvarts

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With a passion for social justice, Ms. Shvarts, managing attorney at Disability Advocates Group, brings her legal expertise to those who need it most. After honing her skills in civil litigation at a large firm, Ms. Shvarts pivoted to focus on disability law. Disability Advocates Group is dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complexities of obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Port Saint Lucie Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration
Port Saint Lucie Social Security Administration
6810 S US Highway 1
Port Saint Lucie , FL 34952

Telephone:1-866-366-1627
Office Hours:9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST