Social Security Disability - Tallahassee, Fl

Social Security Disability Introduction

Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): This is the most common benefit provided by the Social Security Administration, designed to cover those that have recently worked, but who are now disabled.

The amount of disability benefits you are entitled to are based on your work history and earnings in the ten years preceding your disability. If you are found eligible for SSDI, you might be entitled to retroactive benefits if you were disabled before the date of your application.

Another type of Social Security Disability is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), for disabled individuals with limited incomes and assets. To qualify, certain income guidelines must be met.

When the Social Security Administration receives your application, it will determine whether you're eligible for disability benefits under SSDI, SSI, or both, even if you have not requested both. If you're declined for one type of benefit, you're declined for both.


Declined Social Security Application?

It's common for more than half of Social Security Disability applicants to be declined. Once hiring an attorney, it's common for many applicants' claims to become successful.

The Social Security Administration’s own records confirm that a person with an attorney has a far greater chance of obtaining benefits.

How Social Security Disability Claims Are Decided

Social Security Disability claims are decided on answers to the following questions:

  • Are You Engaged in Substantial Gainful Activity?
  • How Severe Are Your Impairments?
  • Do You Meet the Listing of Impairments?
  • Can You Do Your Prior Job?
  • Can You Do Any Other Job?

An attorney can help you determine if you qualify.

Common Questions:

  • How do I get the insurance company's contact information?
  • How do I fill out the forms from the insurance company?
  • How do they calculate my check?
  • How do I get doctor-recommended medical care authorized?
  • What if my employer won't notify the insurance company?
  • Will my employer know that I hired an attorney?
  • What if the injury was my fault? What if it was not my fault?
  • Are my benefit checks taxable?
  • Can I settle my case? How much is it worth?

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If you've been declined for Social Security Disability benefits, or would like help learning how to apply, schedule a free consultation today.


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