An Overview Of Social Security Disability Insurance

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Social Security Disability Attorney

You can prepare for a lot of things in life. You can put money away for college for your kids or your own retirement fund. You can buy insurance policies for you health, car, house and life.

But there isn’t any way to prepare for a serious, life altering injury or disease.

  • What happens if you receive an injury or develop a disease that leaves you paralyzed, or unable to work, or unable to continue the job that you’ve done for your entire life?
  • What happens if the insurance policy covers the medical expenses and very little else?
  • What happens if you have to bring time consuming legal action against the insurers in order to get them to live up to their obligations?
  • How are you going to live? How are you going to feed your family?

David Benenfeld: Social Security Disability Attorney Everyone recognizes Social Security as the government sponsored safety net for Americans that retire. We all contribute to it every time we receive a paycheck or fill out our tax returns. But while everyone is contributing to it, not everyone is aware that it is meant to protect more than just the elderly or the retired.

The Social Security Administration offers disability benefits (called Social Security Disability Insurance) for those that were severely injured and left unable to work, and for those people who are just unable to work for other medical reasons. The spouse and children of the injured are also eligible to receive financial aid.

Many injured Americans are hesitant to apply for benefits because they feel that there is a stigma attached. It’s important to remember that Social Security Disability Insurance is not welfare. It’s an insurance policy that you have been paying for ever since you started earning a paycheck. It isn’t charity any more than the Social Security benefits that elderly Americans receive every month.

The process for applying for these benefits can be lengthy and confusing, and is certainly not something that an injured person or their family members are up to dealing with. To make matters more difficult, the Social Security Administration can be very strict and sometimes short-sighted when it comes to issuing benefits. Almost seventy percent of the initial applications for Social Security Disability Benefits are denied. Having an attorney to help you as you navigate through the process and the paperwork can not only increase your chances of success, but can also possibly secure lump sum benefits if your claim was initially denied.

Applying for Social Security disability is actually very similar to a trial, complete with evidence and arguments. You wouldn’t think of going to trial without the aid of an attorney, and you should view the disability application process the same way.

David Benenfeld has the experience and knowledge of Social Security Disability law necessary to help you obtain the assistance you need during this difficult process. He has assisted injured Floridians in filing and getting Social Security Disability Benefits for more than a decade. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or fallen victim to a disease, or just can no longer work, contact our offices for a free case assessment today.

Social Security Disability Insurance FAQ

  • My Little Brother Is In His 40’s But He’s Never Really Grown Up. He Has A Family Of His Own And Can’t Keep A Job. Now He Tells Me His Doctor Says He Has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Is He Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits?
  • When My Sister Was Diagnosed With Schizophrenia Years Ago, She Came To Live With Us. Her Symptoms Are Worsening, And She Can No Longer Keep A Job. My Husband Says We Can No Longer Afford To Pay For All Of Her Expenses. Do You Know If I Can Help Her Apply For Any Sort Of Social Security Benefits?
  • When Does Anxiety Become Considered A Medical Disorder? My Husband Has Been A Worrier His Whole Life. Since His Recent Heart Attack On The Job Many Years Ago, He’s Been Having “Panic Attacks”. It’s Gotten So Extreme, I’m Wondering If He Might Have An Actual Anxiety Disorder.
  • Qualifying For Social Security Disability With Psychological Problems?
  • My Husband Was Diagnosed With Chronic Heart Failure In South Florida By His Cardiologist. Is It True He Can Receive Social Security Benefits?
  • My Broward County Doctor Diagnosed Me With Kidney Failure. I Am Realizing Its Just Too Hard To Keep Up With The Demands Of My Job. How Do I Know When Its Time To Stop Working? Am I Eligible For Social Security Benefits For Kidney Failure?
  • My Blood Disorder Doesn’t Necessarily Fit The Listing Requirement That Social Security Has In Place. Does That Mean That I May Not Qualify For Disability Benefits?
  • Many Years Ago I Was Diagnosed With Epilepsy. At That Time, I Was Able To Control My Condition With Medication, And My Broward County Employer Gave Me Permission To Work From Home. Now That I’m Having More Seizures, I Am Concerned That It Is Not Safe For Me To Be Working Anymore. I Heard I May Qualify For Disability Benefits. What Should I Do Now?
  • I Was In An Accident That Resulted In A Traumatic Brain Injury That Caused Me To Have To Quit My Job. What Should I Do If I Cannot Qualify For Social Security Benefits?
  • Is There Support For Those With Down Syndrome?
  • I Live In South Florida And Have Been Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder. Is It True I May Qualify For Social Security Benefits For Bipolar Disorder?
  • I Injured My Back Several Years Ago And It Has Gotten Progressively Worse. I Can Barely Function. Am I Eligible For Disability Benefits In Broward County?
  • I Have Neuropathy Which Makes It Hard For Me To Work. Can I Submit A Florida Disability Claim For Benefits?
  • I Have Heard That Lupus Is Not Covered Under Social Security Claims. Is This True?
  • I Have Had Severe Back Problems Living In Fort Lauderdale, And It Has Now Gotten To The Point I Can Barely Walk. It Is Getting Worse And I Am Having Trouble Getting To Work And Moving Around. Can I Qualify For Disability Benefits With This Condition?
  • I Have Had Osteoporosis For Several Years. The Pain Has Gotten So Bad That I Am Unable To Work. Am I Eligible For Disability Benefits In Florida For Osteoporosis? Do I Need A Disability Attorney To Help Me?
  • I Have Been Suffering From Arthritis In Broward County For Many Years In My Hands And Feet. It Is Getting More Difficult For Me To Work. Would I Be Eligible For Disability Benefits?
  • I Have Been Recently Diagnosed With Congestive Heart Failure In Broward County. Up Until Now, I Have Been Working But Seem To Be Getting Worse. Can I File For Disability Benefits?
  • I Have A Rare Heart Disease And I’m Unable To Work. How Can I Find Out If My Condition Is Covered By Social Security Disability?
  • I Have A Benign Brain Tumor And Feel That Im Unable To Continue Working. Do I Qualify For Florida Disability Benefits? If So, What Should I Do?
  • How Do I Apply For Social Security Benefits For My High Blood Pressure?
  • How Does Someone Qualify For Florida Social Security Benefits Due To Hearing Loss?
  • Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits In Florida
  • Does Obesity Qualify For Florida Social Security Benefits?
  • Can Chronic Pain Lead To A Mental Condition That Qualifies For Florida Social Security Disability Benefits??
  • Are Disability Benefits Awarded To Parkinson’s Patients?
  • After Enjoying An Active Professional Lifestyle In Broward County For Many Years, I Was Recently Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis. Now My MS Symptoms Are Worsening And Im Finding It Difficult To Keep Up With My Work Load. Is It Possible For Me To Receive Social Security Benefits Because I Have Multiple Sclerosis?
  • A Couple Of Years Ago I Was Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia. It Seems To Be Getting Worse. Some Days The Pain Is So Excruciating That I Can Hardly Get Out Of Bed. I Am Missing More And More Work Because Of The Pain And Fatigue. Am I Eligible For Disability Benefits?