Social Security benefit programs for individuals with disabilities and their family members are an often misunderstood and overlooked source of income. In addition, individuals who ultimately qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are initially denied.

The decision to contact a Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) attorney doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re confused or uncertain about what benefits you may be eligible to receive, a specialized lawyer can provide answers. If you’ve already filed for benefits and been denied, an attorney can offer support you may need to present your case effectively at a hearing.

Too often, people fail to realize how much they stand to lose or gain by pursuing benefits after denial of an Initial SSDI claim. It’s important to remember that a qualified, experienced attorney can do much more than help you obtain the benefits you’re entitled to going forward. An attorney may also help you with your claim for past due benefits. This means you could obtain the benefits you need and are entitled to today and in the future, plus those you’ve missed out on due to the initial denial of your claim.

Generally speaking, SSDI benefits are available to people who have physical or psychological disabilities expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. To be considered disabled for Social Security purposes, the disability must prevent persons from doing any kind of work for which they’re suited based on age, experience or education.

There are actually four different types of benefits programs related to disabilities that are administered by Social Security. In addition to SSDI, Supplemental Security Income, Disabled Widows and Widowers benefits (DWB), and Disabled Adult Child Benefits (DAC). A specialized Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Disability Insurance lawyer can assist you with making a claim or addressing a denial related to each of these separate programs.