Social Security Disability Attorney in Kissimmee

Social Security Disability Attorney in Kissimmee
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Has your Social Security Disability application been rejected? Instead of trying to navigate the complex web of these programs on your own, let a Social Security Disability attorney in Kissimmee from Bogin, Munns & Munns take charge of your case.

Figuring out what you need to do for the appeal and meeting deadlines can be confusing. We can take all of that work off your shoulders and make the entire process less arduous for you.

We Can Help You Appeal Your Social Security Disability Denial

Bogin, Munns & Munns understands how difficult it can be to fight for Social Security Disability benefits after you’ve been denied. An attorney in our Kissimmee office can ease your burden by taking over the case and guiding you through the entire appeals process.

Not all cases receive favorable decisions on the first try, so you’re not alone. Per the Social Security Administration (SSA), the appeals process is as follows:

  • Step one: Reconsideration
  • Step two: A hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
  • Step three: A new hearing before a different ALJ or a review before the entire Appeals Council
  • Step four: A review before the Federal Court

The SSA can approve your claim at any time during this process. Still, at each step, the applicant is required to file paperwork within strict deadlines, submit evidence, and make arguments to prove they are entitled to collect benefits. We would be happy to manage such tasks for you.

To consult with an experienced social security disability lawyer serving Kissimmee, call 855-686-6752

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

“Social Security Disability” refers to two distinct types of benefits. One of them is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

As the SSA states, an individual might qualify for SSDI if they:

  • Have a temporary or permanent disability: This requirement includes any qualifying condition that keeps you from working for at least a year or will lead to death.
  • Earned sufficient work credits: You were employed by a Social Security-covered employer for five out of the last 10 years.
  • Have sufficient evidence to prove they qualify: You will have to present medical records, a detailed work history, and more.

Qualifying Conditions for SSDI

The Blue Book lists 14 categories of conditions that qualify claimants for SSDI. These categories cover:

  • Cancer
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Some mental disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Hematological disorders
  • Special senses and speech disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Genitourinary disorders
  • Congenital disorders

If you don’t see the classification under which your condition falls, you could still be eligible for benefits.

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The second type of benefit is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is different from SSDI in several ways. The SSA explains Supplemental Security Income may be awarded based on:

  • Disability: You must have either a congenital disability (a disability you were born with) or acquired a disability later in life.
  • Vision impairment: For SSI purposes, blindness is considered separately from other types of disabilities.
  • Income and resources: Applicants must have limited to no income or other sources of support (e.g., worker’s compensation) and assets at their disposal.

Unlike with SSDI, there are no work requirements to qualify for benefits under SSI. Both children (with disabilities) and adults could qualify for SSI, but the eligibility requirements differ depending on age.

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Evidence You Must Present to Show You Qualify for Social Security Disability

The types of evidence you need to show to convince the SSA that you are entitled to receive benefits may depend on the specifics of your case and what type of benefits you are reapplying for. The SSA provides a list of the general types of information they want to see. It includes:

  • Proof of identity: You must provide your name, the dates of important life events (e.g., your birthday and your wedding date), your Social Security number, and so on.
  • Proof of spouse’s identity: This proof includes the same information you provided about yourself: name, dates, etc.
  • Proof of citizenship: If you were born in the United States, you may need to show a birth certificate; if you were born elsewhere, you may need a passport, a certificate of naturalization, a green card, or something else.
  • Medical history: You can submit documents detailing the tests and treatments you have undergone, statements from your doctor, and so on.
  • Occupational history: The SSA may need a list of your past employers, as well as any benefits you still receive from them (e.g., worker’s compensation or a pension).

All these ways may seem like an overwhelming amount of information and documentation. Just remember that you do not have to sort through it all alone. Bogin, Munns & Munns can tell you which documents you need and help you submit them for your appeal to the Social Security Administration.

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Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Help You with Your SSD Appeal Today

Our team has been serving Floridians since 1979, so we know that seeking the benefits you deserve from Social Security Disability can be challenging. Let the team at Bogin, Munns & Munns assign one of our attorneys to represent you throughout the appeals process.

To speak with a member of our team today to schedule a free consultation, call our Kissimmee, Florida, office.

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