Social Security Disability Lawyers in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie | Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa

Social Security & Disability Lawyers Aggressively Pursuing Benefits For Clients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie & South Florida

Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa has a team of skilled Social Security & Disability Attorneys who can assist you in submitting your Social Security Disability (SSDI), or Supplemental Security income (SSI) claim quickly and efficiently.

Social Security Overview

Social Security is a government program that provides income for retirees, their spouses, and dependent children, as well as those with disabilities. It was established under the Social Security Act which contains complex laws that have strict eligibility requirements. Social Security laws include detailed procedures for administrative hearings as well as judicial review.

You may be eligible to receive disability benefits under Social Security, and your employer's long-term disability insurance. Long-term disability insurance benefits are typically based on a percentage your salary. The insurance company decides whether you will be receiving benefits. You may be eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs if you are a veteran.

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for social security benefits, an individual must have a disabling condition. A disabling condition can be defined as any medical condition that restricts or prevents someone from participating in substantial gainful activity. It is usually expected to last for at least 12 months, or even lead to death.

If you wait too long, you may no longer be considered “insured.” If this happens, you will not be able to qualify for benefits on your own work record, even if you meet the definition of “disabled.”

To be covered by SSDI or SSI, a person must qualify as “disabled” in the way that Social Security defines the term. To qualify as “disabled,” a person must:

Be unable to do the work they could do before they became disabled
Be unable to adjust to other work due to their medical condition(s)
Have a medical condition that is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death

In addition to meeting the definition of “disabled,” you must also have worked and paid into Social Security for long enough to be covered by Social Security Disability.

Disabling conditions and mental illnesses can also be eligible for social security disability benefits. A claim for social security disability benefits can be difficult due to a mental disorder or illness. However, it is recommended that you consult a skilled South Florida Social Safety Disability Attorney to assist with your claim.

The Differences Between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI), which are payments to disabled people who have enough credits through the payment social security taxes taken from their paychecks, provide benefits. There are no restrictions on income or assets, unlike supplemental security income.

Supplemental Security income (SSI) is available to disabled people with limited resources and income. While income limits vary depending on where you live, generally income includes the money you earn through employment as well as Social Security benefits and pensions.

How To Navigate The Claims Process

We do not file the initial application; this is done by the client. However, because there is a time limit on how recently you worked, it is important to talk to a disability benefits lawyer at our firm as soon as you can to start the filing process. It is a lengthy application, and they cover everything from education, treatments, and work history for the past 15 years. Once the application is filed, we can schedule an appointment right away.

You must file a Social Security Administration application to start the process. Your financial and medical history, as well as your medical condition, are required to be included in the application. Once a social security disability claim has been filed, it is sent to the state agency that reviews the application. This will schedule an independent exam of your medical condition, employment history, and financial situation.

If your claim for social security disability is denied, you can file a Request to Reconsider with the State Disability Determination Agency. A new adjudicator could be assigned to the claim. A Request for Reconsideration may be filed if your claim for social security disability is denied.

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If you are unable to work because of a disability, it’s in your best interest to seek legal representation. Our attorneys won’t stop fighting until we are able to obtain the disability benefits you deserve. Working with a qualified Florida SSD lawyer at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa can improve your chances of getting the benefits you need.

Call us now to schedule your complimentary consultation and start pursuing your claim for social security disability benefits or SSI benefits.

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