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Facility closing may result in loss of Social Security Disability

The closing of a mental health facility in West Palm Beach County Florida cost people more than just their jobs. In addition to the 350 jobs that were lost, 150 severely mentally ill people lost access to their Social Security Disability payments. The hospital served as a designated payee, or manager, for those considered too severely disabled to manage their own finances. Many of the patients also lived in housing provided by the facility.

Appeals for disability benefits

When you apply for Social Security Disability in Florida, you may expect the Social Security Administration to provide these benefits. However, sometimes the SSA might deny your claim. At Kaylor, Kaylor and Leto, P.A., we know it is important for you to know how you can appeal this decision. 

What is SSDI and how does it work?

Should you become disabled because a Florida workplace injury or illness rendered you unable to work, you likely can apply for and receive Social Security Disability insurance benefits. However, the National Academy of Social Insurance warns that you must meet a two-pronged eligibility standard.

Can I get disability benefits for an immune disorder?

You may not realize that Social Security Disability benefits are available to people who have immune system disorders in Florida. It is important to understand what kinds of disorders qualify for these benefits, as well as what you need to do to access them.

Disability is different when the condition is short-term

As many residents of Florida and elsewhere understand, Social Security Disability benefits exist to cover people’s living expenses if they become disabled and have worked long enough to contribute to the Social Security program. However, what if one becomes disabled and unable to work for a short time and expects to recover? Does Social Security make allowances for these situations?

On disability? Watch what you post online

As a Florida resident who receives, or plans to apply to receive, disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration, you should know that the government is considering ramping up its efforts to catch those engaging in disability fraud. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we are well-versed in this and many other issues relating to disability benefits, and we have helped many people in your shoes figure out what it takes to qualify for these benefits and retain them long-term.

Can children receive Social Security Disability?

When your child has a disability in Florida, you may wonder if your child is eligible for Social Security Disability. In some cases, your family may meet the eligibility requirements, so it is important to understand the details about the available benefits. 

Defining disability for SSA benefit qualification

If someone in your family in Florida has experienced an injury or been diagnosed with a medical condition that prevents them from working, it is only natural that you would seek to file for disability benefits. However, before you proceed with an application, it is important that you understand the steps that will be involved and how the Social Security Administration goes about approving or denying these benefits.

Get an early start to your disability application

Maybe you are waiting until you understand the Social Security Disability application process better. Maybe you simply have too much to do at the moment. Regardless of the reason you are putting it off, our team at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., would like to send you one simple message: It would probably be a good idea to act soon. 

SSD benefits: the first step

People change their disability status every day in Florida. A qualifying condition could be the result of an injury, a degenerative illness or any number of combinations of factors. However, having a disability does not automatically qualify someone for benefits. People must successfully apply before they start receiving assistance.

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