If you are a resident in Florida who has enjoyed the ability to work for some time and now find yourself unable to work due to a disabling condition or injury, you may understandably be concerned about how you can receive some income to support yourself. There is a program established by the federal government that you pay into through deductions in every paycheck that is designed to be one avenue of giving you a source of income at times like these.
As explained by U.S. News and World Report, the program is called Social Security Disability. The amount of money you may receive is to some degree dictated by the amount of money you have contributed and a general formula used by the Social Security Administration. That, however, does not mean that you are automatically able to qualify for these benefits or that it is easy to qualify for these benefits. Also important to know is that your application information may impact the amount of your benefits to some degree.
The timeliness of your application and the thoroughness of the detail you provide are very important in helping you be approved for SSD and receive the amount of money you deserve. Great care should be taken to provide as many details about the impact of your disability on your life.
If you would like to learn more about the factors to focus on when preparing to submit an application for Social Security Disability benefits, please feel free to visit the disabled worker’s benefits application page of our Florida disability website.