Florida Social Security Disability Attorney Fights for the Rights of Clients at Appeals Hearings
Challenging unjust coverage denials in the Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring areas
It’s notoriously difficult to secure Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI/SSI) payments from the government, even if you are seemingly eligible for the program. The approval process can last for months, and officials from the office examine every piece of evidence associated with your medical history. Also, due to the large number of claims submitted each year, sometimes mistakes are made and the wrong people get denied.
At the offices of Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., experienced Attorney Nora Leto examines the details surrounding your case and determines whether or not your denial was justified. Disability payments are something that everyone is entitled to if certain criteria are met, and we are dedicated to making sure that everyone who is eligible receives the monetary compensation they deserve.
How to qualify for Social Security Disability/SSI
There are two different benefit programs, one is for people who have a long work history and another program is for people who have no work history, a limited work history, or are children.
If you have worked and have a lengthy work history you may be eligible for SSDI
To qualify for Social Security Disability in Florida, you need to meet a number of different criteria. This strict screening process ensures that only those who are truly disabled collect insurance payments.
To qualify for Social Security Disability, you must meet the following guidelines:
- You need to have worked (and paid taxes for that work) for five out of the last 10 years.
- The injury or other disability you suffered must prevent you from working at your current job.
- Your disability must also prevent you from working at any other type of job.
- Your disability must be severe and fall within the list of accepted medical conditions.
Family members of disabled people are also eligible for SSDI payments if they fall into one of the following categories:
- A spouse, aged 62 or older
- A spouse of any age, if he or she is caring for a child aged 16 or younger or is disabled
- An unmarried child who is aged 19 or younger but still in high school
- An unmarried child who has a disability that occurred before the age of 22
If you do not have a sufficient work history or you are a child, or have never worked you may still be eligible for disability benefits. However, those benefits are limited by the income of the household. We can still help you even if you have never worked. You should know that income plays a large role in this type of benefit. Income restrictions do not affect SSDI benefits.
How we help
After you file for disability online or through the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) offices in Florida, it could take anywhere from three to five months to receive either an approval or denial notice. If you are denied, yet fall within the proper guidelines, it’s important to appeal the decision.
Attorney Nora Leto has extensive knowledge of Florida’s disability laws and is ready to help you fight the SSA’s decision in order to get you the monetary help you need. First, we review your medical and employment history to make sure you have a case against the SSA, and then we bring that evidence to an appeals hearing to advocate on your behalf.
Contact us today to find out if you have an SSDI/SSI case
If your SSDI/SSI claim has been denied, call Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. today at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation on your case. We examine all of the details and evidence surrounding your situation and determine whether or not you have been unjustly denied for the insurance payments you should be receiving. We have offices located in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa.