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Seeking Assistance As A Person With A Disability

Thanks to advancements in society, day-to-day living can be fulfilling for those who may have a disability. However, due to physical, mental, and health reasons, their activities might be restricted—including the ability to earn money. Fortunately, government programs have been established to offer assistance in these situations.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that provides supplemental income for people who cannot work because of a disability. It may also apply to individuals who suffer from chronic medical conditions such as cancer, orthopedic injuries, or many other conditions.

You don’t have to be completely disabled to qualify for SSDI. As long as you can show proof of your work history and the work restrictions caused by your disability or medical condition, you may still be eligible.

However, it is not easy to qualify for SSDI. While applications can be completed online, the majority applications are not approved. Approval of self-initiated applications is rare. You can avoid missteps in your application by seeking the guidance of an experienced SSDI attorney.

How A Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

To improve your chance of qualifying for the SSDI program, a Social Security Disability attorney can help you to:

  • Prepare an optimized application
  • Organize documentation and process the paperwork
  • Appeal or resubmit a rejected application

Consult an experienced Social Security Disability attorney at The Family First Firm today to learn more about the process and begin planning your strategy.

How To Know If I’m Eligible For SSDI?

The SSDI program is a government-funded initiative that offers benefits to eligible individuals. To qualify, you have to prove that your disability or medical condition has affected your capability to work. Aside from that, you have to show that you have earned enough work credits. Generally, applicants need to have at least 40 credits earned, half of which should have been credited within the last 10 years.

To assess your eligibility for SSDI and plan your application strategy, speak with a Social Security Disability attorney to ensure your application will fulfill the requirements. Call Family First Firm today to schedule a consultation.

SSDI VS. SSI: How Are They Different?

Both the SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can provide benefits and assistance to disabled people. However, the qualification requirements and benefits under these programs are different. SSDI is based on work history, while SSI looks at the financial capacity of an applicant.

The benefits under SSDI would vary depending on how much you have contributed in payroll taxes over the course of your career. In SSI, eligible applicants are provided with the same amount of assistance as determined by their current income or financial situation.

If you want to know more about government-funded disability programs, contact The Family First Firm today to seek assistance from an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.

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What To Do If My SSDI Application Is Denied

If your SSDI application is denied, don’t be disheartened. Florida only has a 30% approval rate, and that is already considered generous.

You still have a chance to appeal the denial of your application, but you must do so within 60 days of the decision. After that deadline, you would need to resubmit your application.

Our Social Security Disability attorney can help you appeal a denial or prepare a SSDI application. Contact The Family First Firm today for an initial consultation.

SSDI Helps You Achieve Financial Security

While the process for approval is quite difficult, one cannot deny the benefits of SSDI. The amount may not seem huge for some, but the SSDI stipend can go a long way in terms of medical and personal assistance. If you are eligible for SSDI, the first step is to prepare a thorough application.

The input, guidance, and assistance of an experienced attorney can help you build a solid application that will have a higher chance of being approved. Trust the team at The Family First Firm to be with you throughout the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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We’ll help you determine your eligibility and benefits for Social Security Disability in advance. This will save you the time and the stress of compiling all of your documentation, filling out the forms if you’re not eligible, and navigating the process alone.

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The eligibility requirements for disability benefits are detailed and precise, down to the words you use. We’ll speed up the process for you, ensure that it’s done right the first time, and make sure that your application gets approved.

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Whether you’re applying for SSI or SSDI, we’ll help you get the benefits you deserve. SSI is based on your financial need. We can help you navigate restrictions like these so that you qualify for all of the assistance you need.

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