Social Security Disability / SSDI Lawyer Clearwater
Mark Perenich knows all too well how difficult it can be to receive SSDI Social Security Disability Benefits. It can be confusing can frustrating for anyone. That’s why Mark has hired group of professionals to help you with you claim.
Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits are usually needed after being off work due to a of an injury. After an injury, a person is often times less employable and is also overlooked by employers who also have able interviewee for the job.
If you take one thing from my website, it should be this: DO not attempt to appear at your Social Security Disability hearing by yourself. Believe me, you will need a professional to help you convince the Judge that you are in entitled to SSDI benefits. And we are here to do that for you! If you or a loved one needs any help attaining social security disability benefits, call us today at 727-386-9677 for a free case consultation! 24/7 a REAL Employee is standing by to answer your call.
I have compiled a list answers to commonly asked questions most people ask me when applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
- The truth is that an attorney is most valuable at the hearing stage. An attorney will be able to review the medical records and present your claim to the Judge in a light most favorable to your best interests so that you will qualify for security disability benefits.
- By law, Social Security has a very stringent definition of what a “disability” is. In order for a court to consider you disabled:
- You must be unable to do any substantial work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your medical condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least 1 year, or be expected to result in your death.
- No. Because Social Security disability laws are different from other programs that you might be familiar with. For example, Social Security does not pay benefits for partial disability like say workers compensation.
- No. You cannot simply get disability benefits because your doctor said you are disabled.
- It normally takes anywhere from 3 to 5 months for Social Security to make an initial decision. It depends on how much time it takes to get your medical records and any other evidence required to make a judgment. However, if your claim is denied and requires a hearing, it on average, takes anywhere from 18 months to 2 years to get a hearing date in most circumstances.
- The Social Security department will send your application to a specific state agency that makes these types of disability decisions. The state of Florida has medical and vocational experts who will contact all of your doctors along with any other place you have been treated to get your medical records. In some cases the state agency may ask for you to have an examination or medical test. Please note that you will NOT be required to pay for any examination or test. If the state does request an examination, it is imperative that you keep the appointment.
What Conditions Can Qualify A Person For Social Security Disability Benefits?
Some conditions that may qualify for SSD benefits (as long as the other prongs of the test are met) include: