When you have sustained an injury or developed a medical condition that leads to an inability to work, you may not know where to turn first. Foremost in your mind may be your financial condition; with expensive medical bills to pay and a lack of income, you and your family may be struggling to live within your means.
Fortunately, for many individuals in this situation, the federal government provides a source of income through Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance benefits. People who have worked a certain amount throughout their lives and now have become permanently disabled may be eligible to draw monthly benefits; additionally, their dependent spouse and children may be entitled to benefits, as well.
Filing a claim for SSD benefits, however, is not always as easy and straightforward as it might seem. Furthermore, the Social Security Administration (SSA) often denies benefits to many applicants, especially upon their first application. As a result, you may need the assistance of the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene in order to bring a successful claim.
All too often, individuals who have worked and paid into the Social Security system for most of their lives are denied their rightful benefits once they have become disabled and unable to work. These individuals are often left without the ability to work, without a way to support their families, and with staggering medical bills looming. People may even be forced to forgo necessary medical treatment or medications because they simply cannot afford the steadily rising costs of medical care.
While SSD benefits operate as a crucial safety net for many disabled individuals, some will spend months and even years fighting for the benefits that they earned throughout their lifetimes of payroll taxes. Fortunately, this is where our Social Security Disability lawyers can help. Our experience and knowledge about governmental regulations and procedures can help you cut through the red tape and work toward a more efficient and successful resolution of your claim.
If you apply for Social Security Disability benefits and receive a denial of your claim, you are entitled to file an appeal. In fact, there are several levels of appeals that you can go through if SSA denies your claim for benefits. However, there are specific types of medical evidence and other types of information that are needed in order for you to make a successful claim for benefits. There are also strict deadlines that one must meet in order to properly appeal the denial of a claim for benefits. If you fail to provide adequate medical evidence in support of your claim, or to timely appeal a denial, then you risk losing out on the benefits to which you may be entitled. With the help of a Social Security Disability attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, however, you can avoid these pitfalls and place yourself in a better position to succeed.
Many people do not have private disability insurance and depend on the Social Security Administration to take care of them when they cannot work. You pay for Social Security Disability benefits with your taxes and you have the right to expect the money will be there when you need it. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene will do everything we can to help you to get the income and coverage you need. Call today at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Okeechobee to arrange a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.