If you suffer from a physical, mental, or emotional impairment that prevents you from performing the tasks required for your Miami Beach, FL job, it may seem impossible to make ends meet. Getting approved for Social Security disability such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) could make a big difference. The team from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here to help.
We can review your claim for free. A Social Security disability lawyer in Miami Beach, FL will help you understand the criteria for benefits, prepare your application, or navigate the appeals process. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
We Can Help You Understand Social Security Disability
A Social Security disability lawyer in Miami Beach, FL can help you address the qualifications you need to meet and prepare your application. We process applications and appeals for both Social Security disability programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance
Social Security Disability Insurance, called SSDI, offers a way for workers to receive monthly benefits to bridge the gap between when their impairment forces them to stop working and when they reach full retirement age.
Because this is a program specifically for workers, it requires you to have a certain number of work credits to apply. You earn work credits by working and paying payroll taxes during your career. There is no limit on unearned income with this program, so you can continue to collect paychecks from rental property, investments, and other similar sources.
Supplemental Security Income
Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a need-based program that helps those with a low income and few assets. There are no work requirements for this program, but there are strict income and asset limits. We can help you understand the type of assets that are considered and the processes around program qualification. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive both SSDI and SSI.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free review of your claim. Our team can help you file your application and discuss appealing a denial of benefits. We are available to take your call.
Compensation Available Through SSDI and SSI
If you get approved for SSDI and/or SSI, you will receive monthly deposits into your bank account or onto a special debit card. In addition, you could receive other types of compensation depending on the facts of your case. This may include:
The Social Security Administration pays back pay for the period between when you applied and the time when you get approved for benefits. Because it only approves about a third of all initial claims and most people need to appeal a denial, back pay can add up quickly. If you get SSDI only, you will receive your back pay as a lump sum. For those who get SSI, back pay may come in three separate payments. These will occur upon approval, at the six-month mark, and one year after approval.
SSDI could include a period of retroactive pay going back up to a year before you applied for benefits. For example, imagine you suffered an injury in February but did not file your claim until December. Retroactive benefits might cover the period between when your impairment began and when you applied — between February and December. There is no retroactive pay for SSI.
Personal Injury Compensation
In some cases, you may be eligible to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you suffered injuries in an accident or incident and this led to your impairment, let us review your situation and determine if you have a viable case. This type of payout may be significant and include lost wages and benefits as well as diminished earning capacity damages. Call 1-800-747-3733 for your free evaluation today.
Let Us Help You Get the Disability Benefits You Need
Our team knows what it takes to get SSDI and/or SSI benefits. We can review your completed application and help you file your claim. We can answer your questions and will always go the extra mile to make you feel supported. When you let us handle your disability case, you can worry about your health while we take care of everything else.
We Can Handle Your Disability Appeal
The Social Security Administration only approves about a third of applicants based on their initial claim. This means it is common to receive a denial notice. If you would like to appeal this decision, a Social Security disability lawyer in Miami Beach, FL can help. Call us as soon as possible after you learn about the denial. You only have a limited time to appeal the decision.
We can help you navigate the disability appeals process, including:
- Requesting a reconsideration and an appeals hearing
- Investigating why the Social Security Administration denied your claim
- Collecting additional evidence to prove you meet all qualifications
- Building a solid case for approval
- Representing you to the Administrative Law Judge
- Arguing for approval, back pay, and other benefits during the hearing
It is important to note that it could take a year or more to file an appeal and learn about the outcome. During this time, we will provide regular communication and be available to you if you have any questions or concerns about your case.
If you do not receive approval for SSDI and/or SSI during your appeals hearing, we can discuss further action. There are other steps we can take in the appeals process if necessary.
Talk to a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Miami Beach, FL
If you cannot work because of your health condition, the team from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here to help. We will review your situation and determine if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits including SSDI and/or SSI. Let us double-check your application, help you file your claim or file your appeal.
Call our team today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case review and consultation.