Every year, thousands of Daytona Beach residents become eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, which provide a safety net for those who have suffered an injury, illness, or other condition that impairs their ability to work for a least a year or more. However, applying for and receiving benefits is not a cut-and-dried process by any means. Valid claims are often minimized or outright denied on a regular basis.
At Farah & Farah, we make it our singular goal to ensure that those in need of financial assistance are taken seriously and receive the support they are owed. If you or a loved one is applying for SSD benefits or has been denied, contact our Daytona Beach Social Security disability attorneys. We can provide the trusted guidance and aggressive representation you need for success. Call (386) 267-6921 or click on the Live Chat option on this page to speak with a representative from our firm right away.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability?
In order to qualify for disability, whether on a temporary or a permanent basis, it will be necessary to have a doctor confirm that you have a medically determinable impairment. In other words you’ll have to provide enough medical evidence to prove that you have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment or condition that interferes with your ability to work.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of conditions and impairments that automatically qualify for benefits. In the event that a condition is not on the list, you may still qualify with a health care provider’s diagnosis. Evidence that may be used to prove your claim includes X-rays, blood work, laboratory findings, mental health records, and other medical documents.
When applying for benefits, it is strongly suggested that you file your disability claim in person at the nearest Social Security office. The team at Farah & Farah can guide you throughout the process to ensure that you have all the required documentation and do not miss any important deadlines.
What Can I Do if My SSD Claim was Denied?
Unfortunately, it is all too common for legitimate SSD claims to be denied, however, you may request a reconsideration of the initial judgment of your claim from another disability examiner. In the event that the reconsideration is denied, you have the option of requesting a hearing with an Administrative Law judge. If the hearing does not end in your favor, you may appeal your case to the Appeals Council, the U.S. District Court, and even the U.S. Supreme Court.
Your best option if your claim has been denied is to contact an attorney to help strengthen and represent your claim.
Daytona Beach Social Security Disability Attorneys Securing Your Much Needed Benefits
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a confusing and overwhelming process. But with the help of Farah & Farah, you’ll have our years of experience, resources, and knowledge going to work for you. Call our office at (386) 267-6921 for a free consultation.