If you are disabled for facing impoverishment, don’t fret. Although these situations can be extremely difficult, there are many options in the state of Florida for individuals who are facing these hardships.
There are several important things to know about how to receive social security benefits, how to file for them, and what kinds of benefits are available.
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability is a program that is made especially for disabled workers of the U.S. Unlike Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability eligibility requires you to have recently been employed and proof that you are in fact disabled.
This program was established to provide money for the disabled so they can continue living a normal and satisfying lifestyle.
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Although you may be qualified for Social Security Disability benefits, there are several important benefits that will allow you and your family to continue living a normal lifestyle.
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The benefits you receive can include:
- The ability to participate in programs such as SNAP, or food assistance for the cost of groceries for you and your family
- If you have any children under the age of 18, then they will qualify to receive assistance with educational financial aid
- Monthly payment amounts are unique to each individual. Payments are determined by work history, age, past wages, and potential ‘retirement’ date.
- Medicare is available after two years of receiving disability benefits. In some cases, however, you may immediately qualify for Medicare
Filing for Social Security Disability
Once you have determined whether or not you may be eligible for Social Security Disability, the next step would be filing for benefits.
In the state of Florida, you must be insured under the Social Security Administration and suffer from a disability that prevents you from working for at least a year, but you do not have to wait a year before filing for benefits. A qualified West Palm Beach social security disability attorney can help you through this confusing process, even if you are still working.
If you are aware of your condition and know that your disability may prevent you from working in the future, speak with a lawyer immediately about filing for benefits. You will need evidence to prove your disability, which includes medical evidence, the severity of your disability, whether or not you’re currently working, and more.
How a Disability Lawyer Can Help
Unfortunately, individuals make common mistakes when filling for social security benefits that often result in denials. Some mistakes include missing medical appointments, filing a claim too early or failing to follow through with medical treatment or medication.
If you contact Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A., we will help you through the process, provide information about Social Security Disability benefits, and give you the best advice and knowledge so that you can receive the benefits you deserve. Contact us online or at 561-687-5660 for an initial consultation.