Fort Lauderdale Social Security Disability Lawyer
Serious injuries keep many Floridians from being able to do the work they were once capable of. No one even likes to consider the possibility that it will happen to us, but there are thousands of Americans who rely on Social Security Disability after falling victim to injury or illness. Whether you are suffering from a medical condition that inhibits you employment for a long period of time (one year or more) or permanently, you may be eligible for benefits, so long as your injury or illness is not deemed a short-term issue. Contact our experienced Fort Lauderdale Social Security Disability lawyers for more information.
Living with 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 last one year or more, or will result in death.
As noted, unfortunately short-term disabilities deem you ineligible for Social Security Disability. However, if your condition is likely to last fewer than 12 months, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation or other resources.
Eligibility for Social Security Disability
The human body may be miraculous in design, but it is not flawless by any means. According to the Social Security Administration, 25 percent of 20-year-olds today will be disabled before they reach the age of 67. We are fortunate that our society has social safety net programs in place such as Social Security Disability for those who pay into it over the years. To be eligible for disability benefits, you must have worked a minimum amount of time, and that work must have been up until a specified time frame. Hundreds of thousands of Americans receive benefits through Social Security Disability. It is possible that your benefits could be paid to your spouse, divorced spouse, children, disabled children, and your adult disabled child under the age of 22.
Let Our Fort Lauderdale Social Security Disability Lawyers Help You File a Claim
While Social Security Disability is a life-saving tool for people who are physically unable to hold down a full-time job doing what the were once able to do, it is incredibly difficult to acquire. Many applicants are originally denied on their first attempt, and end up giving up after that. The Fort Lauderdale Social Security Disability lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm have developed an effective system for securing benefits for our clients. Give our successful lawyers a call today and we can begin your claim for Social Security Disability benefits so that you can get on with your life.