A new year frequently means changes to existing laws. In 2020 there is a proposed change to the Social Security Disability Insurance requirements that could have a profound impact on a large number of people in Florida and around the country. The change concerns the requirements needed to be followed to maintain Social Security disability coverage.
Living with a debilitating mental illness is not easy. Those suffering from mental illness might experience periods when managing symptoms, going to work and living daily life is possible. But they may also experience long stretches of time when these tasks are simply out of the question. Social Security disability benefits can help these individuals secure the financial stability they need to survive.
Few things in life are as devastating as being struck with a life-threatening disease. Of these, cancer remains one of the most serious and debilitating illnesses. A cancer diagnosis can result in an inability to continue to work. In Florida and across the country, Social Security disability exists to help in such circumstances, but there is typically a five-month waiting period before benefits are paid.
Veteran's Day has recently passed, and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. There is an available benefit that relates to veterans that might inspire some gratitude this holiday season. It relates to Social Security Disability and veterans. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is not typically thought of as a veteran's benefit, but the reality is that it is available to military members in Florida who suffer debilitating injuries.
Many older people in Florida work one or two jobs to help supplement Social Security and other retirement income. In some instances, they may also receive Social Security disability benefits. It is important to be aware of what impact working an outside job may have on those benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?