The process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be convoluted and complicated. This article aims to explain the rules and process in simple language.
What exactly is Orlando Social Security Disability?
The Social Security Act provides for the protection of individuals who get seriously injured (unable to work for a period of at least 12 months) or who come down with a disability or disease that is expected to result in death.
What determines whether the Social Security Administration will consider my injury “disabling enough” to qualify?
Diverse factors are taken into account, including your education, job experience, age, the degree of impairment you face, and the nature of your condition/severity of your disease.
What if Social Security Disability Insurance cannot cover my expenses?
You might qualify for an additional source of cash called Supplementary Security Income (SSI).
How will my Orlando Social Security Disability benefits impact my Medicare?
If you get approved to collect disability benefits, you can collect Medicare on top of those after two years. However, if you get Supplementary Security Income, this may complicate matters.
How long do I have to wait from the time of my injury/diagnosis to file for benefits?
File right away. The longer you wait, the greater the chance there will be gaps in your benefits – which could force a personal financial crisis. You can even file the very day you get disabled.
How should I apply for Orlando Social Security Disability?
Go to a Social Security office near you and file in person. Alternatively – and this may take longer – set up a telephone interview with Social Security to file.
Can I collect Social Security Disability while on workers’ compensation?
Yes. Again, don’t wait to file for either workers’ comp or Social Security Disability because you don’t want any gaps in your protection.
How much money will I get from this program?
The answer depends, again, on a wide array of factors, including how much money you’ve earned, how long you worked, and whether you have any other source of income coming in.
What can I do if I have been wrongfully denied an Orlando Social Security Disability claim?
The Orlando Social Security disability attorneys at Farah & Farah can advise you. This legal team (based in nearby Jacksonville) has handled dozens of similar cases. They can provide a free and confidential consultation. Simply dial (321) 274-9202. To learn more about the firm, go to www.farah2017.wpengine.com. Farah & Farah has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.