Jacksonville Social Security Disability Lawyer
Social Security is an invaluable tool that we all pay into over the years that we will hopefully never have to use. It may seem hard to believe but, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, one in four 20-year-olds will be on Social Security disability before they reach the age of retirement. Social Security is reserved for U.S. citizens who are unable to work due to a medical condition that is expected to last a year or longer, or end in death. It is not to be confused with short term disability or workers’ compensation. Social Security is long-term financial assistance that is very difficult to acquire, which is why the help of an experienced Jacksonville Social Security Disability lawyer is vital to your success..
Specifics on Who is Eligible to Receive Social Security Disability
Not only you, but other members of your family may be eligible for Social Security disability if you pass away in the near future. Depending on the specific situation, these family members include your spouse if they are 62 years old or more; your spouse if they are caring for your child that is under 16 years old or disabled (any age); your unmarried child, adopted child, stepchild, or grandchild if they are 18 years or younger (or under 19 and still in highschool), or your unmarried child if they are 18 years or older and have had a disability that began before they were 22 years old.
Acquiring Social Security Disability With The Help of a Jacksonville Lawyer
The majority of people who apply for Social Security disability are, at first, denied. As such, most people give very quickly in the process and never try again, which leads to a much more difficult life attempting to get by on a very meager salary while undergoing tremendous medical difficulties. In fact, of the 2,412,267 Social Security disability applicants in 2015, only 775,739 were awarded benefits, which is less than a third that applied, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The average awards is currently just under $1,300 per month. In Florida, of the 11 million residents, 461,000 receive Social Security disability benefits. You can too, if you approach it in the correct manner. Paying very close attention to detail, having patience, and being persistent are key when going through the paperwork process of social security disability. Likewise, the guidance of an lawyer will greatly increase your chances of securing this life-changing benefit.
Contact our Experienced Jacksonville Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you have been injured or come down with a serious illness that is keeping you from being able to work, and neither are expected to dramatically improve in the next year, contact The Pendas Law Firm today at 1-888-573-6327 to discuss your benefit options with an experienced Jacksonville Social Security Disability lawyer. Our successful lawyers are happy to help you file a claim for benefits and ensure you reserve the compensation to which you are entitled.