A disability doesn’t just affect you, it impacts your entire family, as worries arise regarding how the bills will be paid and how long it will take you to recover. The Social Security Administration offers programs to assist people in this type of situation – individuals who are suffering from medical conditions or serious injuries and are not able to work. However, the process of applying for Social Security benefits can be challenging, not to mention discouraging. It is a lengthy and complicated process and often times, even legitimate claims are denied.
The Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income systems are overwhelming for many people. A large percentage of disability claims are denied and many of the claims that are appealed are subsequently turned down. Don’t be discouraged, you don’t have to face this process alone. There is help available.
At the law firm of Sullivan & Associates, we know how challenging it can be to apply and obtain Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Our Florida Social Security lawyers will step in, on your behalf, at any point during the process, whether that is during the initial application for benefits or when you are appealing a denied Social Security claim.
How our Jacksonville Social Security Attorneys Can Help You
We consider ourselves a working person’s law firm. Our Florida Social Security attorneys do not represent corporations or businesses and we never have. We only represent workers in Florida. Our law office is not like the “typical” intimidating firm, as we go to great lengths to ensure that you feel comfortable. We understand that you are going through a life-changing event and therefore, we want you to know that you can talk to us.
What You Need to Know about Social Security Benefits in Florida
The Council for Disability Awareness has reported that three in ten workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before they retire. This statistic is staggering. What is so unfortunate is that many of these workers are not aware of their ability to pursue compensation under the Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability systems. Both SSDI and SSI programs provide disabled workers with the opportunity to obtain monetary benefits.
There are many conditions, including mental illnesses, which are covered under the programs. Some of these mental conditions include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression. Numerous work-related injuries are also covered, such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Basically, you may qualify for Social Security benefits if you cannot work due to a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.