In addition to receiving compensation from any parties whose negligence may have caused you harm, you may need additional financial assistance to make ends meet. Depending on your injury, you may qualify Social Security Disability.
If you would like to apply for Social Security Disability, or appeal a denial of SSD, our personal injury lawyers at Fetterman & Associates, PA are here to help. We work for social security in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and other local communities. To learn more about receiving compensation for your injuries and care, send us a message online or call our team at 561-845-2510 today.
Social Security Disability is a federal insurance program funded by payroll taxes and managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It is designed to provide supplemental income to individuals who cannot work due to an injury or medical condition. You may receive SSD benefits either temporarily or permanently, depending on your injury.
To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have a serious injury or condition that prevents you from working. The condition must be expected to last at least a year or result in death.
In addition to the qualifying condition, you must have accumulated a sufficient number of social security credits. You earn credits by working for a sufficient period of time in jobs covered by Social Security.
To file for Social Security Disability in West Palm Beach, Florida, you must apply through the Social Security Administration. You may visit a local Social Security office near you or file an application online. Your application will be reviewed by Florida’s Division of Disability Determination office. We can also assist you with the application process.
If you qualify for SSD benefits, you will receive a monthly payment. The amount that you receive will be based on your past earnings. Last year, the average monthly disability payment was $1,177.
According to the Social Security Administration, almost 90 percent of people hire an attorney when their application for SSD is denied. However, use of an attorney earlier in the process–when initially applying–can save a profound amount of time and anxiety, and may help you receive your benefits sooner.
Contact an experienced SSD attorneys West Palm Beach if you have questions about filing for Social Security Disability. The professionals at Fetterman & Associates, PA have years of experience helping people with injuries apply for benefits.
We understand the challenges faced by individuals and families hurt in an accident and are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Do not delay. Contact us online or call 561-845-2510 today to see how we can help.
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