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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.