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Florida laws to help children with qualifying mental conditions

A concern that often arises for Florida parents who have a child with a mental disorder is how to pay for the child's care. Although Social Security disability is a useful program to provide assistance to these parents, there are frequent worries regarding the rules and regulations as to how much can be received, what the work and income requirements are and what can happen to deny or end benefits for those who believed they had sufficient cause to get them.

Review and stoppage of Social Security disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits can be a lifeline for those in Florida and throughout the nation who have suffered an injury, illness or have a debilitating medical condition. In certain instances, however, the Social Security Administration needs to make certain recipients and applicants understand that the benefits are generally not meant to last forever. The SSA will take certain steps to make sure that the disability is still severe enough that the benefits will continue. It's important to understand this and what can cause benefits to stop.

Can I receive SSD benefits if I have a criminal past?

When people in Kissimmee believe they meet the necessary requirements to receive Social Security disability benefits, they need to be aware that it's not as simple as being disabled and automatically receiving their benefits. There are certain facts and rules in the federal regulations that must be understood and followed to ensure that those who are eligible are able to receive SSD benefits. One issue that can arise for applicants has to do with arrest warrants, convictions and parole.

How our office helps clients suffering with mental illness

A mental illness or neurological disorder can be very difficult for a person to endure. In addition to the struggle of being under a chronic condition that can prove quite debilitating, the person also has to deal with the fact that most mental illnesses do not manifest themselves with obvious physical symptoms.

Puerto Ricans get disability benefits for not speaking English

There are many Floridians who do not speak English in the home. Many, if not most of these people have come to the United States, specifically Florida, for better opportunities. Despite the United States being known as a land of opportunity, it is still difficult to land that all-important job when a person cannot speak English very well. People in this situation may need a hand up until they can get on their feet, and, as a current discussion about Social Security illustrates, they may be able to get that hand up from disability benefits.

How Social Security Disability benefits can help you

Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans throughout the country, whether it's in the Orlando and Tampa areas in Florida, or elsewhere throughout the country, who suffer debilitating injuries or illnesses that prevent them from working. Many of these victims struggle to pay bills or medical expenses. And many are not aware that they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

How do I know if I'm eligible for Social Security benefits?

Kissimmee residents who are suffering from a disability and are unable to work, may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. A disability, as defined by the Social Security Administration, is defined as an illness that is not temporary or short term. This means that the illness must cause a medical or physical disability for more than 12 months, or one that it is determined will inevitably lead to death.

Social Security disability benefits and tax liability

During the first few months of every year, many Florida residents are concerned about their taxes. While many people eagerly await their tax refunds, many others worry if they will owe taxes that year. During tax season, it is important for people to understand whether or not they need to pay in this year. If people are unsure, they could end up missing out on a refund or end up being late and owe interest and penalties.

A look at the basics of the child disability interview

When a child suffers from a serious disability, the child's parents often work for the best interests of that child. They want to make sure that their child gets all the help the child needs to live a full, happy and productive life. For many children, this means that they will need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, therapy and early intervention.

Did you suffer a stroke? SSDI benefits may be available

Many Americans are at risk for having a stroke, and many Americans suffer from strokes every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year.