Do I Qualify For Social Security Benefits?

People who cannot work due to disabling pain or illness often receive a rude shock when they apply for disability benefits and their claim is denied.

Here are some common scenarios concerning Social Security Disability benefits:

  • Just because your doctor says you suffer from a disability doesn't mean you qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits;
  • The Veterans Administration has found you disabled, , but the Social Security Administration has denied your claim;
  • You may be receiving workers' compensation disability benefits but your claim for SSD or SSI benefits has be denied.
  • You may be receiving short term or long term disability insurance benefits, but Social Security has denied your claim;
  • More than two-thirds of all Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial level. The initial claim is processed and decided by your State Disability Determinations Service and not by the Social Security Administration

If your claim has been denied, there is hope if you hire an experienced representative to appeal your denial You may still be a way to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

Call Southeast Disability Advocates today at 800-789-4345 for a free consultation with a lawyer concerning your eligibility for benefits.

Standing Up For People In Need

"Do I qualify for Social Security benefits for my disability?"

Every day, people who cannot work due to pain, and other physical and mental illnesses ask us this question. Only the Social Security Administration or a federal judge can make the final determination. But we can provide you with an informed opinion concerning your ability to qualify for SSD or SSI benefits.

We are Southeast Disability Advocates, a law firm that has been helping people obtain needed disability benefits for more than 20 years. We have successfully handled thousands of cases - and we want to help you get the benefits you deserve that can make a positive difference in your life.

Medical Conditions And Social Security Disability

In the eyes of the Social Security Administration, a person who has any "medically determinable physical or mental impairment" that prevents or is expected to prevent you person from working for a period of 12 months or that will lead to death can qualify a person for disability benefits. This covers a very wide range of conditions and illnesses, both physical and mental.

You do not have to be an invalid to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Several things must come together to qualify a person for benefits. You must prove the condition exists through a diagnosis, collect supporting diagnostic and objective evidence (such as lab tests, MRIs or other data), and present the evidence concerning your continuing limitations in a convincing manner to the Social Security Administration.

At Southeast Disability Advocates, we have the experience, resources and advocacy skills needed to succeed in disability hearings and appeals. Let us go to work for you.

Contact An Attorney

For a free consultation about qualifying for SSD or SSI benefits, call Southeast Disability Advocates in Destin, Florida, at 800-789-4345. Alternatively, you can contact us online.