We do many things to better our health. Whether it is working out, eating healthy or going to the doctor for check-ups and treatment, we take these steps to avoid health issues. While these are excellent steps to implement in life, taking these measures does not always help individuals in Florida avoid major illnesses. Whether one is diagnosed with a terminal disease or acquired a disabling illness, it is important for individuals to understand their rights.
No one ever expects to hear that they have a serious disease. This news often sparks questions about their options and how medical treatment could affect them. Individuals are also faced with the high costs associated with medical costs and the inability to work during treatment.
At the Lawrence Law Firm, our attorneys understand it is an overwhelming experience. However, we are dedicated to helping individuals in the Orlando and Tampa area understand their Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit rights, which can be a financial lifeline during their treatment.
Our law firm not only helps our clients determine if their health condition qualifies them for benefits, but also help clients assess their situation and their eligibility. If an individual worked for at least five of the last 10 years and have had FICA taxes taken out of their paychecks, it is likely he or she will be eligible for SSDI benefits, if they are now unable to work because of an illness.
Regardless of one’s eligibility for SSDI benefits, an applicant could also seek Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI eligibility is based on an applicant’s inability to work and whether their income falls below a certain level. It is possible to qualify for both SSDI and SSI benefits.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s Social Security Disability for illnesses website. While it can be challenging to accept that they are living with a serious or terminal illness, it should not be challenging to obtain benefits. Thus, it is imperative to gain a full perspective to protect one’s rights and interests.