Whether you just got diagnosed with a severe illness that will likely put you out of work for a year, or you suffered an acute injury at work or elsewhere, you may be eligible to collect Social Security disability benefits. The rules governing these benefits are strict. A physician must confirm that you have a mental or physical impairment that will prevent you from participating in gainful activity for 12 months or longer (or will likely lead to your death).
Can I Get Medicare if I am on Gainesville’s Social Security Disability?
Yes, but Medicare benefits won’t start for two years after. And if you collect other aid – such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – you may not simultaneously be able to collect Medicare.
I Am on Sick Leave or Collecting Workers’ Compensation. Should I File for Gainesville’s Social Security or Wait for Those Benefits to Run Out?
You should file for social security right away. The benefits can overlap. And actually if you wait too long to file your claim, a gap may develop in your coverage, which may leave you without money to pay for things like food, electricity, and other bills.
How Much Money Will I Be Able to Collect?
The answer depends on things like whether you have other supplemental income streams (from another job, e.g.), the degree of your impairment, the amount of years you have worked, and the amount of income you have earned.
How Do I Apply?
Contact your local Gainesville Social Security office. You can make your claim either in person or on the phone. Many people believe it’s easier to do it in person, but if you are incapacitated, the phone is fine.
How Long Do I Have to Wait Before Applying?
You can apply the very day that your physician diagnosis you with an illness or injury that meets the parameters outlined in the Social Security Act. In other words, the illness or injury will put you out of work for 12+ months or potentially lead to your death.
What Can a Gainesville Social Security Disability Attorney Do If My Disability Claim is Being Held Up or Denied for No Good Reason?
In your state, you need to carefully use all of your energy and resources. The last thing you want to do is deal with an uncaring bureaucracy. Let the Gainesville SSD attorneys at Farah & Farah help you. Call for a free consultation at (352) 505-8093, or send the team an email. Get help to ensure that you collect all the benefits you are entitled to by law.