Common Social Security Questions Answered By An Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney
To help you make sense of the process involved in obtaining Social Security disability benefits, our lawyer has provided answers to some of the most common questions. If you have specific questions regarding your case, it is best to discuss them with our Social Security lawyer. Frank M. Eidson has helped people in Orlando, Winter Park, and throughout Central Florida obtain the disability benefits they need, and he can help you.
Do I need to hire a Social Security disability lawyer to obtain disability benefits?
Although you can apply for Social Security disability benefits without legal assistance, the process can be daunting. A lawyer who knows the application process can help you navigate the confusing government bureaucracy in order to receive benefits as quickly as possible. An experienced Social Security lawyer can also help you collect the necessary information to build a strong case on your behalf, and help you with an appeal if your disability claim has been denied. Our Orlando Social Security Disability attorney, Frank Eidson, has helped individuals throughout Central Florida obtain the disability benefits they need as quickly as possible.
What types of disability benefits are available?
There are several types of Social Security disability benefits available to individuals and their families. If you have worked and paid a certain amount in Social Security taxes, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you have not worked and/or paid the required amount of taxes, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on your financial need and disability. The Social Security Administration also provides disability benefits for family members, including widows and widowers. With experience in a variety of Social Security cases, our law
How does the Social Security Administration decide if I’m disabled?
Generally, if you have a condition that prevents you from working for at least one year, or you have a condition that is terminal, the Social Security Administration will determine that you are disabled. Your condition must be included on the Administration’s list of severe medical conditions, or be considered as serious as those listed.
Can I collect workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits?
Yes; however the amount of Social Security benefits you receive will be reduced so that the combined amount of disability benefits and workers’ compensation payment does not exceed 80 percent of the amount you earned while employed. If you have additional questions about receiving workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits, contact our lawyer for assistance.
Can I work if I receive benefits?
Yes. To encourage people who are receiving benefits to return to work, the Social Security Administration provides a work incentives program. Under this program, you can continue to receive benefits for a specific amount of time, depending on the type of benefits you are receiving, while you gradually return to work.
My claim has been denied, what should I do now?
If your disability claim has been denied, you have the right to have your case reconsidered by the Social Security Administration within 60 days of receiving notice of your denial. When your case is reconsidered, you have the opportunity to present additional information to support your claim. If your claim is denied after reconsideration, your case will be heard before a judge.
Assistance from a qualified Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney
If you need assistance in obtaining disability benefits, contact Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney Frank M. Eidson, P.A., for assistance with your Social Security case. Frank Eidson, has helped people in Orlando, Melbourne, and throughout Central Florida obtain disability benefits through Social Security.