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Social Security Disability: Conditions that Qualify

Individuals receiving social security benefits based on a disability, as identified from the most recent statistics by the Social Security Administration, are more than 10 million. In 2015, there were more than 259,000 disabled widowers and widows, more than 1 million disabled adults, and 8.9 million disabled workers. Also, the total of disabled workers’ children that receive benefits included 1.6 million and 141,000 spouses. Fetterman & Associates has qualified social security lawyers that serve Mobile, North Palm Beach, and Port

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Common Injuries That Are Covered by Social Security Disability in Florida

If you were injured in Florida, you may find yourself out of work. Unfortunately, Florida is one of the few states that does not provide short-term disability benefits for those who are unable to work because of a medical condition. The only other options for you to be compensated is if you have disability insurance through your employer or by qualifying for the Social Security Administration disability benefit programs. Qualifying for Social Security Disability is not an easy task, though,

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4 Reasons Why You Should Appeal Your Social Security and Disability Denial

Of the 11 million people living in Florida, about 450,000 claim social security and disability benefits. To do so, they must meet the requirements that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has established. And while it may seem like a simple process, it’s not uncommon for legitimate claims to be denied.  Unfortunately, many people who are denied social security and disability benefits simply give up, assuming that an appeal will just result in another denial. Here are 4 reasons why you

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Common Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Social Security Disability

The fallout that can occur from a long-term injury can be significant. There are so many different injuries and conditions out there that can cause a person to be unable to work. Social Security Disability is designed to help people who cannot work due to injuries and illnesses. With all of the different myths and misinformation going around about Social Security Disability, it is important you take the time to learn the hard facts about what this government agency does.

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What Injuries Are Covered Under SSD Benefits?

While many people think of social security as a means of receiving retirement benefits, the program also offers compensation to individuals who have suffered disabling injuries that prevent them from working. This is covered as social security disability (SSD). Not all injuries are eligible to receive disability benefits, but a West Palm Beach social security attorney reveals a detailed evaluation and filing criteria that may lead to many missing out on the relieving benefits. According to the Social Security Act,

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How Social Security and Disability Benefits Work in Florida

What qualifies as a disability when it comes to determining eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is a highly technical and complicated area of law. If you believe you may be entitled to SSD or SSI benefits, it is important to speak with a West Palm Beach social security attorney to determine your eligibility and maximize your chances of getting the benefits you need. How Does the Social Security Administration Decide If Someone Is

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5 Social Security Disability FAQs

At Fetterman & Associates, PA we have a great deal of experience helping people get disability benefits from social security. We often see the same questions over and over. Below is a quick overview of common questions and their answers. If you have additional questions, feel free to call our office at 561-845-2510. You can also find out more about denied claims, which injuries are covered, and qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) by clicking on these links. 1. Who

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will pay monthly benefits to those who have become disabled before they reach retirement age. The disability must make you unable to work for at least one year, and it could be much longer. The benefits will continue as long as you are unable to return to work. These benefits are only available to those who meet certain qualifications. There are both work qualifications and qualifications related to the type of injury or disability involved.

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Social Security is one of the largest federal programs available to those with disabilities. It is made up of two programs: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. They are both administered by the Social Security Administration, and only those who meet certain criteria can receive benefits from this program. Below, we will provide an overview of the application process to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Getting Started – What is Social Security Disability? Social Security Disability is an insurance program

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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Basically, there are three qualifications you must meet to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD): You must be younger than retirement age, which is currently age 65. You must have worked jobs that are covered by Social Security, and earned enough work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability. You must meet the disability requirements as set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA). 1. Younger Than Retirement Age Typically, Social Security Disability is available to people who are younger

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FAQ: Learn More About Social Security Disability

Information on Social Security Disability Social Security Disability or SSD, is a term used to describe government benefits you might receive if you become disabled and are no longer able to work. Because SSD can be tricky (for example, many people are denied Social Security Disability the first time they apply for it), it’s best to hire an experienced attorney skilled at helping clients apply for and obtain SSD benefits. Meanwhile, you can educate yourself on some of the most

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Top Reasons Social Security Disability Benefits are Denied

Many Americans suffer from serious conditions which leave them disabled and unable to live life as they used to. Having a debilitating condition inhibits people from working, drains their savings due to medical bills, and can dramatically alter quality of life. Luckily, Americans can file to receive social security disability benefits. The government requires you to complete a series of steps before you can receive your first disability check. If your social security claim was denied, then it was likely

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Denied Claim for Social Security Disability? Call an Attorney

Unfortunately, social security disability claims are denied every day. If you are denied, you may think that you have no other options. It can be incredibly frustrating to receive a denial, but it does not mark the end of the road. In fact, you can appeal up to three times. But, before you start preparing your appeal, you may want to enlist the help of an attorney. Appeals: A Complex Three-Tier Process There are three levels to an appeal, and

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Disabilities Can Result From Substance Abuse

Yes, it is true — substance abuse can cause disabilities. These disabilities therefore can quality a person for Medicaid/Medicare benefits, as well as Social Security Disability. Addiction Treatment Magazine published a recent study noting that abusers eventually develop permanent damage of some type for which they can receive benefits. The truth is this is a terrible situation, but at least help is available. The problems developed by substance abusers include physical or behavioral changes. Substances affect the central nervous system

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Getting Social Security Disability Benefits May Take Longer Due to Cuts

News is out that staffing cuts at the Social Security Administration (SSA), which occurred during the 2013 fiscal year, will have an impact on those seeking timely hearings. In September 2012, the SSA had 65,113 workers; a year later, that number had been reduced to 62,543. Over the past three years due to cutbacks, the SSA has lost a total of 11,000 employees. What this translates into is a backup in processing claims on all levels, more pressure on workers,

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Social Security Disability Insurance Waiting Line: 680,000 Have Not Heard About Initial Claim

It was announced recently that at the end of FY 2013 that 680,000 applicants were waiting for a preliminary decision from the Social Security Administration (SSA) on their request for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. A majority of those who apply for SSDI benefits, which are awarded to those who suffer from long-term physical and/or mental disabilities that preclude them from working, are turned down on their initial application. After being rejected, many decide to utilize the services of

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