Brandon Social Security Disability and Income Attorney Fights for Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits
No one ever plans to become disabled, but the sad reality is that millions of Americans will lose their ability to work due to physical or mental disability. The AARP says that 1 out of 4 people currently in their 20s will become disabled before they reach the age of retirement.
Fortunately, if you do become disabled, there are programs in place to provide some financial support. The most important of these is Social Security Disability Insurance. Unfortunately, applying for and qualifying for these benefits can be a bit of a struggle since the requirements are complex and a lot of documentation has to be submitted to show need. Working with a Brandon Social Security disability attorney from The Golden Law Group can help you better understand your rights under the program and successfully apply for and receive the SSD benefits you need.
Who qualifies for Social Security disability benefits?
Not everyone who has a disability qualifies for Social Security benefits. The disability must prevent you from “substantial gainful activity” for a period of 12 months or more. Just because you are unable to do the work you did before does not mean that you will qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Disabilities do not have to be physical, such as losing the ability to walk or to use your hands. Disabilities can also be psychological or psychiatric, which may include bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Applicants must provide medical records that show evidence of their disability, whether physical or mental. Those records must show treatment within the two or three months leading up to the application. That can include the results of a lab test or even notes from your doctor during an appointment. Finally, you must have worked in a job where you paid Social Security taxes for at least five of the last 10 years. If you are younger than 31, you must have worked for the majority of six quarters. Our Brandon Social Security disability attorney helps you understand the eligibility criteria and puts together the right documentation for your application, increasing your chances of obtaining benefits.
How much will you get from Social Security disability benefits?
Social Security disability payments do not provide the same income that you made at your previous job. The Social Security Administration uses a complex formula to determine your benefits. The formula is based on how much money you made while you were working, how long you were working, and whether you have any other sources of income.
If you apply for Social Security disability benefits on your own, you may be awarded a smaller payment than what you deserve. An experienced Brandon and Bradenton Social Security disability and income attorney from The Golden Law Group can help you build a stronger case to get more benefits. Your attorney can also challenge a decision to increase the benefits.
Why you need to work with a Social Security disability lawyer
The majority of Social Security disability applications are initially denied. Sometimes, applications are denied based on technicalities about the way they are filled out or some bit of missing information. Sometimes, applications are denied because sufficient medical documentation has not been provided. Our experienced Social Security disability lawyer builds a strong case for your Social Security disability benefits. Our attorneys represent you on appeal to get the benefits you deserve.
Call an experienced Brandon Social Security Disability attorney to fight for the benefits you deserve
You have too much at stake when applying for Social Security disability benefits to leave things to chance. Call The Golden Law Group to work with a Brandon Social Security disability attorney who can get the disability benefits you deserve. Our firm has been helping clients get disability benefits for many years, and we have a long track record of success. We offer a free consultation, and our fee is a low percentage of the benefits we are able to secure for you. Call us at (941) 782-1209 to schedule your consultation, or contact us online.