If you’ve been injured or disabled on the job, you may have already filed for certain types of financial aid, through either your business or the government. One type of aid that you may qualify for, though, is Social Security disability insurance. Even if you’re not old enough to draw on Social Security for retirement, you may be able to get some monthly support because of a disability.

Interestingly enough, disability can be a pretty broad term. When many people think of those who are disabled and unable to work, they think of people who were terribly injured and are unable to move much, let alone hold down a job. In fact, if you were injured in such a way that you’re unable to do the job you’ve always done, you may qualify for at least some assistance. This means that if you’re a mechanic and have lost the use of one hand so that you can’t work anymore, you could get this type of insurance.

Filing for this kind of insurance can be complicated, though. You have to prove that you can’t do your job any longer, and the proceedings are actually somewhat court-like. Because of this, you may need to check with a Ft. Lauderdale Social Security disability insurance lawyer who is experienced in this area. A lawyer can help you decipher all the paperwork and other proceedings that are necessary to getting insurance coverage for your disability.

It may seem like hiring a lawyer to file paperwork for you is unnecessary, but you need to know that there are many steps in this process. It could take you much, much longer to file for your insurance and much longer to get the money you need to get by. With a lawyer, things will happen more smoothly and quickly, saving you and your family time and financial hardship.