The thing with most injuries is that they are unexpected. Typically, injuries stem from an accident, and because an individual did not expect to be involved in an accident, he or she is now dealing with the unforeseen injuries resulting from the incident. While some of these injuries are easily recoverable, others leave an accident victim with a disabling injury.
It is overwhelming and physically painful to live with a disabling injury. However, individuals in Florida and elsewhere have options available to them upon becoming disabled. The Social Security Administration has designed programs that specifically assist those living with disabilities and, at the Lawrence Law Firm, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping those in the Kissimmee area navigate their SSD applications.
Our skilled attorneys can quickly assess your situation, helping understand what you might qualify for. For example, if you have worked at least five of the past 10 years, paying into Social Security taxes, you will likely be eligible for SSDI benefits if you are now disabled and unable to work. An applicant might otherwise be eligible for Supplement Security Income or SSA. Eligibility is based on an applicant falling below a certain income level and being unable to work because of a disability.
The application process can seem intimidating; thus, our law firm is ready and prepared to assist with the entire process. We will ensure that your application is detailed and complete, including any and all necessary medical records and documents. This can help the overall pace of the process, even avoiding pitfalls or the need to file an appeal. However, if you are denied benefits, our attorneys are prepared to help you file for reconsideration or initiate the appeals process.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s Social Security disability for injuries website. One should not wait when it comes to applying for SSD benefits. It is often the case that applicants could use the financial benefits immediately, meaning it will be challenging to even wait until after the mandatory waiting period. Therefore, becoming fully informed after suffering a disabling injury is in your best interests.