Search Site
Menu
Social Security Disability

South Florida Firm Helps Clients Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Experienced lawyers assert the rights of injured workers

When you have a long-lasting medical problems that prevents you from doing your job, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide the funds you need to support yourself and your family. At Vassallo, Bilotta, Friedman & Davis, we help South Florida clients obtain benefits through this program as well as the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that helps disabled and elderly individuals facing severe financial struggles. Our attorneys, from offices in West Palm Beach and Stuart, have more than 100 years of experience and give you the advantage you need to tackle complicated government forms and requirements. In every case, we serve as strong advocates committed to securing the benefits that our clients are entitled to.

Knowledgeable attorneys advise on SSDI applications and eligibility

If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition, our firm will advise you of your eligibility to obtain disability benefits. That eligibility is based on a five-step analysis that considers factors such as:

  • Work history — SSDI is an insurance program that is only for individuals who have accrued enough work credits to qualify for benefits. For most people over the age of 31, this generally means that they must have worked for at least five of the previous 10 years.
  • Substantial gainful activity — If someone is engaged in work that earns more than $1,950 per month, they are not eligible to collect SSDI payments. In some instances, a claimant who is unable to perform their previous job might be able to take a position that involves more sedentary work.
  • Severe impairment — The physical limitation at issue must meet the definition of a severe impairment under federal standards. This analysis can vary depending on the specific job.

We will take a close look at your situation and outline the elements of your SSDI claim as well as any personal injury action when appropriate. Our firm offers a free initial consultation so there is no risk to you.

Effective advocates handle denials and appeals for SSDI claimants

Even if you have been refused SSDI benefits, you still have legal options. In fact, most initial claims are rejected in Florida. Our firm prepares strong appeals for people who have received a notice of denial. Within 60 days, we will seek reconsideration of the merits of your case. If the decision is not changed, our lawyers will advocate for you in a hearing before an administrative law judge. Frequently, by presenting the evidence professionally and in person, we can obtain a reversal.

Proven counselors assist with Supplemental Security Income applications

Though both programs provide financial assistance to disabled individuals, there are several key differences between SSDI and SSI. Unlike SSDI, which is awarded regardless of a person’s assets, SSI is only available to people with limited financial means. If you qualify, our firm will prepare the necessary information and develop a strong argument to maximize your ability to receive relief.

Contact a skillful Florida Social Security disability lawyer for a free initial consultation

Vassallo, Bilotta, Friedman & Davis handles Social Security Disability Insurance matters for South Florida claimants. Please call 561-422-4630 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices, located in West Palm Beach and Stuart.


“I would readily recommend Jeffrey Friedman as an attorney. I felt that Jeff was incredibly helpful, and he went above and beyond in resolving my Workers’ Compensation case. He kept me very informed and I felt confident in his abilities as my attorney. Thanks again to you and Laura.”
-Iris, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Google

Mr. Friedman handled my workers compensation case during the past four years. He represented me against Comcast and always had my best interest at heart. He went over and above to help knowing this pain is real and that I needed help and still need help…I don’t want to forget about his staff they are awesome and I trust Mr. Friedman beyond measure.”
-Shevon, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Google

“I can’t thank Joseph Bilotta enough for his excellent assistance in handling my personal injury claim. Without his support, I wouldn’t have been able to receive the benefits I wanted for myself. Being the only earning member of my family, it makes a big difference for me to have my medical bills taken care of. So, I was very pleased with the way he handled my needs. While I hope I do not have such trouble again, if I do I’d definitely turn to you.”
-Allison, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Google

“Jeff Friedman represented me in my Workers Comp lawsuit – He was empathetic and
personable as well as professional. Jeff knew the laws and protected me each step of the way – he fought for me for 4 years ensuring the best outcome possible. The office staff goes above and beyond for the clients represented. My injury was devastating, physically, mentally and emotionally – however – I was treated with the utmost dignity and respect throughout the entire ordeal.”
-Jim, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Facebook

“Brian Vassallo represented me in my Workmans Comp. case. And I was very pleased with the results. He went above and beyond in explaining everything and making the process worry free…..Thanks again”
-Robert, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Facebook

Contact us

Please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

Quick Contact Form

Our Office
  • West Palm Beach Office
    1401 Forum Way
    Suite 501
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    Phone: 561-471-2800
    Fax: 561-471-2818
  • Stuart Office
    50 E. Ocean Blvd.
    Stuart, Florida 34994
    Phone: 772-221-8262