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Florida Attorneys Help Those Eligible to Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

Guiding clients in Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City and Lake Wales through the complicated eligibility process

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important part of many people’s lives; however, the state of Florida has strict guidelines that you must adhere to in order to be eligible to receive payments. These parameters include everything from the amount of time you have worked over the past decade to the severity of the injuries that have left you disabled. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., our attorneys have an extensive understanding of Florida’s SSDI laws and know which cases are eligible for payments under the program’s guidelines.

How do you qualify for SSDI benefits?

The government establishes whether or not you can qualify for SSDI benefits by taking a look at your injuries, lifestyle and current employment prospects. To qualify for an SSDI case, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Your current monthly income must not exceed $1,130.
  • Your disability must prohibit you from working at your previous job.
  • Your injuries must also prohibit you from working at any other less strenuous job.
  • Your injuries must be severe and must be on the program’s list of debilitating injuries.

Which medical conditions qualify for SSDI/SSI?

Not all medical conditions are eligible for Social Security Disability payments. Only serious conditions that prohibit a person from properly performing a job of any kind allow someone to qualify for SSDI. These conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal diseases (including back and neck injuries)
  • Respiratory diseases (including asthma)
  • Cardiovascular diseases (including coronary artery disease)
  • Digestive disorders (including inflammatory bowel disease


  • Mental disorders (including depression or anxiety)
  • Immune system disorders (including HIV/AIDS or Lupus)
  • Neurological disorders (including Parkinson’s disease)
  • Skin disorders (including dermatitis)
  • Digestive tract problems (including liver disease)
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer

The Social Security Administration reviews your claim by examining your medical records, speaking to your healthcare providers and evaluating your current job activity in order to get a clear picture of your situation. If you have one or more of the above health issues and the Social Security Administration still denies your case, our attorneys are committed to helping you fight the decision at an appeals hearing.

Contact our experienced law firm for help with your SSDI/SSI case

For more information on your eligibility for SSDI/SSI, call the offices of Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 863-968-7837 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We serve Lakeland and surrounding areas. Our attorneys represent clients in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange counties.