We assist disabled clients from Tampa and all surrounding areas establish entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits. We offer more than mere experience to our disabled clients. We provide a compassionate and personable guidance through the administrative adjudication of disability claims.
We understand the challenges faced by disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a physical impairment and/or a mental impairment. In these situations, an attorney who will take the time to get to know your disability and assist with the best strategy
Handling And Assessing Your Claim
If you have been denied Social Security Disability Benefits and need to speak with an attorney regarding your claim, call our office and speak with our experienced attorney. Social Security Disability cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you have to pay no money upfront, and an attorney’s fee is only paid if we secure benefits on your behalf.
Whenever the Social Security Administration makes a decision, an individual has 60 days to file the appropriate appeal. There is no time to delay if there has been a recent denial/decision.
What Are Disability Insurance Benefits?
Disability insurance benefits (DIB) or Title II benefits are given to individuals who are unable to work at a “substantial,” gainful level and their condition has existed or is expected to exist for at least a 12-month period.
To be eligible for this benefit, a claimant must have worked long enough and paid enough into Social Security through their FICA taxes to be “insured.” As a general rule, if a claimant worked at least five of the last 10 years, he would be “insured” for purposes of disability insurance benefit. How much a claimant receives each month if found disabled and entitled to his benefit is based on how much he has “paid into” the system during his working life.
Generally, the longer someone has worked and the higher his earnings, the more he would be paid if found disabled. Individuals found disabled and entitled to these benefits may be awarded retroactive benefits. Retroactive benefits can only go back one year from the date of the initial application. There is a five-month waiting period from the date the claimant is determined to be disabled until entitlement to these benefits begins.
Individuals approved for disability benefits are entitled to Medicare coverage two years from their first month of entitlement (five full month waiting period plus two years). We will take the time to explain how this process works and answer your questions, allowing you to have realistic expectations and know where you stand at each step of this complex process.
Contact Us Today to Learn How We Can Help
We are proud to help our Florida clients through the complexities of the Social Security system. Contact to schedule your free consultation today.
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