West Palm Beach Social Security Disability Lawyer
None of us likes to even consider the possibility that we could one day be disabled due to an injury or illness. However, that does not change the fact that many of will at some point in our lives fall victim a serious injury. Many people suffer from medical conditions that keep them from being able to complete their work for extended periods of time, and may be eligible for benefits. However, these medical conditions cannot be short-term issues for you to become eligible. In the case of Social Security Disability, having a disability refers to the following:
- You are unable to do work that you did before;
- The Social Security Administration deems you unable to adjust to other work because of your medical condition; and
- Your disability has lasted or will likely least one year or more, or will result in death.
As explained above, short-term disabilities are not eligible for Social Security Disability. Workers’ compensation and other resources may be available to you if you have a medical condition that will likely last less than 12 months. Contact an aggressive West Palm Beach Social Security Disability lawyers today.
Eligibility for Social Security Disability
Surprisingly, one in four 20-year-olds today will be disabled before the age of 67. Social Security Disability is a safety net for all those who pay into Social Security. The length of time you may receive this financial help depends on a variety of factors. To be eligible, you have to have worked long enough and recently enough to receive benefits. There are hundreds of thousands of Americans who receive benefits through Social Security Disability to help get them back on their feet. If you become eligible to receive disability, your benefits may possibly also be paid to your spouse, divorced spouse, children, disabled children, or your adult disabled child under the age of 22.
While Social Security Disability is an incredibly helpful financial tool for people that cannot hold down a full-time job due to their disability, it is very hard to secure. With so many people seeking help and a seemingly endless amount of paperwork, consulting an lawyer bolsters your chances of becoming eligible.
Let Our West Palm Beach Social Security Disability Lawyers Help You File a Claim
Most people are denied on their first attempt to secure Social Security Disability. Furthermore, a large percent of people do not apply again after being turned down. At The Pendas Law Firm, we have developed an effective system of dealing with the claims process. Call us today and we will set you up with one of our experienced West Palm Beach Social Security Disability lawyers. We are happy to help you with your case.