If you have been struck with a sudden and serious illness, then you likely have a lot on your mind. You might be concerned about how to tell your family, how to effectively treat your condition, and how to continue with your normal day-to-day life with health concerns looming over you. Another very real concern is to how to provide for your family while you focus on your health.
Social Security disability is a powerful program that allows thousands of people in Florida to obtain compensation when, on account of their disability, they are unable to work. The money obtained through a successful SSD claim can provide much needed stability, helping a disabled individual pay his or her rent or mortgage, buy food, and acquire the medical treatment he or she needs.
Successfully pursuing a claim isn’t always easy, though. In fact, many times it can be challenging and frustrating, as evidenced by the woman’s story discussed last week. To increase your chances of succeeding on an SSD claim, you need to understand the federal requirements and how to meet them. You need to know what medical evidence you need to satisfy these requirements, how to gather it, and how to present it in a persuasive way. You might also need to understand how to aggressively pursue an appeal in the event your initial claim is denied.
At the Lawrence Law Firm, our attorneys have years of experience helping disabled individuals get the compensation they need. We know the law, how to navigate it, and how to convince administrative law judges that our clients deserve federal benefits. Those who wish to learn more can find information on our Social Security disability web page.