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What is the compassionate allowances list?

If you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance, it may be months or even years before you receive a decision regarding your case. In fact, more than one million people across the nation are currently waiting for SSDI approval and funds that will help them live while they are unable to work. In some cases, people die before they are able to get the money needed to pay for medical expenses and to make ends meet. In an attempt to decrease the backlog of applications waiting for SSDI processing, the Social Security Administration created the Compassionate Allowances Program. This program is designed to streamline the SSDI application process for people who suffer from certain conditions and diseases that are easily identifiable as being approved for benefits.

How the U.S. Social Security Administration defines “disability”

As a Florida resident who is unable to work because of a serious disability, you may be wondering whether you are eligible for benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration. While, ultimately, whether you qualify for said benefits will depend on certain factors, such as how long you worked in a role covered by Social Security, the decision will also come down to whether you meet the administration’s strict definition of “disability.” At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we have a firm understanding of what constitutes a disability, and we have helped many clients pursue benefits or appeal benefit denials.

Are you eligible for Social Security disability benefits?

If you are a resident of Florida and you have a severe disability you and your doctors do not believe is going to get better, you may have valid concerns about how you are going to provide for yourself without employment income. Depending on specific circumstances, you may be able to apply for Social Security disability benefits, which are monthly benefits available to some Americans who have disabilities that are so severe and long-term that they prevent them from working.

Common reasons Social Security Disability claims are denied

If you live in Florida, have a serious, debilitating disability and are considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you may have heard by now that many applicants have their claims denied the first time they apply. While it is true that the majority of SSDI claim applicants receive denials in response to their initial claims, many applicants are able to find success through filing appeals. Additionally, if you have yet to file your initial claim, recognizing the common reasons many others receive denials in response to their claims may improve your chances of an approval. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we understand how troubling it can be when the U.S. Social Security Administration denies your SSDI claim, and we have helped many clients navigate the process of filing an appeal.

What to know before applying for SSDI benefits

If you are a resident of Florida and you also have a serious, debilitating disability, you may be wanting to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance through the U.S. Social Security Administration. A type of long-term assistance program intended for Americans with the most severe of disabilities as defined by the SSA, SSDI benefits may help you if you struggle to pay for basic necessities, such as food and housing. The SSDI benefit application process is not always easy, however, and many applicants have their initial claims denied. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we have a comprehensive understanding of the SSDI benefit application process, and we have helped many disabled clients file SSDI benefit claims and appeals.

Defining elements of social security disability

The term "disabled" is heavy. It has the potential to bring with it a feeling of helplessness and frustration, especially if the person now wearing the label was at one time a dedicated, hard-working employee. Whether a Florida worker becomes disabled by an accident at work or through a crippling medical diagnosis, he or she may feel overwhelmed trying to wade through the process of applying for assistance.

Are mental health conditions eligible for SS disability?

As you are aware, mental conditions can significantly affect your ability to work and your quality of life. However, getting other people to understand this complex issue can be frustrating and sometimes nearly impossible. Employers, doctors, family, friends and others in Florida may be unwilling or unable to understand that an invisible illness can be just as devastating and debilitating as one you can see.

Do I get extra disability payments for family members?

Florida residents who qualify for social security benefits might also be able to collect benefits for eligible family members. This does not mean that, were you to become disabled, you would be entitled to a large amount of money from the social security office. Rather, it would be a way a way to lessen the burden placed on your family if one or more members were to qualify for disability.

How does the government decide if you qualify for SSDI?

Florida's large population of seniors means that many of the state's residents are likely to be concerned about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if they should become disabled. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) website, the government will determine whether you qualify for SSDI through specific criteria, including work history and the nature of your disability.

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