There are many factors that go into why someone would apply for Social Security Disability. For example, have you been injured? Has your injury caused you to stop working or significantly reduce your hours? If you are working, are you worried about how long you will be able to continue? If you apply for Social Security Disability, you may be measured on your physical capacity to perform activities like sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying sitting, and a multitude of mental activities like remembering instructions or staying focused long enough to complete a task. To see if this is a good route for you, we must understand what Social Security Disability really is.
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability allows you and your family to receive funds if you are unable to work for an extended period of time. Essentially, it is a way of receiving income in your time of need due to a medical condition that hinders you from working.
What are the qualifications?
When Social Security evaluates your claim, it will consider the following factors:
• Your gross monthly income from work
• The severity of your medical condition or conditions
• If, despite your conditions, you are capable of doing any of the work you’ve done in the past 15 years
• If, despite your conditions, you can do other types of work
All of the above go into deciding whether or not you meet Social Security’s legal definition of “disability.”
Why do I need an attorney?
The Social Security Administration routinely denies claims, even very good ones. But, just because you are denied, doesn’t mean it’s over! You have a right to appeal, and you have a right to have your day in court. This process can be lengthy and overwhelming which is where our experienced attorneys at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. come in.
We will help you navigate this process by assisting you with gathering the evidence you need to prove your case. We will represent you in your appeals. We will help you prepare to go in front of the judge and will represent you in court. We can even help you apply.
If you feel like you are owed Social Security Disability, contact us today! We can develop a compelling case and get you what you deserve.
Learn more about Social Security Disability here or call us at 904-777-7777.
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