Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is awarded to people who suffer a physical or mental disability that prevents them from engaging in meaningful work for at least one year. In order to qualify for benefits, you must be able to prove that your disability prevents you from performing your former job as well as any other job.
At The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., attorney Warnock has extensive experience helping clients obtain SSDI benefits. Whether you are wondering if you qualify for benefits, preparing to apply for benefits or seeking to appeal a denial, attorney Keith Warnock will step in and help you get results. He knows the SSDI application process and is committed to helping clients get the disability benefits they deserve.
If you can no longer work, call 386-675-1148 for a free consultation.
SSDI Lawyer Serving Ormond Beach And All Of Central Florida
When attorney Keith C. Warnock represents you in an SSDI claim, he will take the time to get to know you and your family. Because he has helped countless clients in the same position, he understands the challenges you are facing. Often, it takes two to three years from your initial application to approval. During that time, you may be struggling without health insurance and outside income.
In certain instances, Mr. Warnock can seek to obtain benefits quicker by requesting an on-the-record decision. This involves writing a pre-hearing statement for the Social Security Administration, detailing the facts of your case and explaining why you are entitled to benefits.
Also, Mr. Warnock works on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until he successfully obtains benefits for you.
More Information On Social Security Benefits:
Types Of Disabling Conditions
Any type of condition that prevents you from holding a job may potentially qualify you for benefits. Here are a few common types of conditions that may prevent a person from working:
- Back problems
- Bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
- Blood diseases
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic pain disorders
- Degenerative disk or joint disease
- Hip injury
- Mental illness
- Multiple sclerosis
- Organ damage
- Panic attacks or anxiety disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
Were You Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?
Has your claim for SSDI benefits been denied? Although a denial is disheartening, it is important that you do not give up. Most claims are initially turned down, but that does not automatically mean that your claim is not valid or that you cannot eventually obtain benefits.
With 30 years of legal experience, attorney Keith C. Warnock is skilled at appealing denied claims. He can represent you at every possible level of appeal, which includes:
- A disability hearing
- An appeals council review
- A U.S. District Court judicial review
The disability hearing is a very common level of appeal, and it is an opportunity to state your case before an administrative law judge. Mr. Warnock can explain what to expect and advocate on your behalf.
Supplemental Security Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is similar to SSDI. It also provides financial and health care benefits to those whose physical or mental conditions prevent them from working. However, to be eligible for SSDI, you must have paid in a certain amount of Social Security taxes over the years (usually withheld from your paychecks).
For SSI, on the other hand, you do not need to have paid any taxes into the system. This is a considerable benefit to people who have not worked very long or very consistently. In some cases, children with disabilities are even eligible for SSI benefits.
Obtaining The Medical Treatment You Need
Many people seeking SSDI benefits do not have medical insurance. However, getting proper medical treatment is necessary for your physical or mental condition. Further, you need documentation of ongoing treatment to support your SSDI case. Mr. Warnock will work with you to arrange a visit to a physician who can treat or evaluate your condition in order to provide the necessary medical evidence needed to support your claim.
To discuss your specific situation with a Daytona Beach Social Security Disability attorney, turn to The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., today and schedule a free initial consultation. Simply call the firm locally at 386-675-1148, or contact the firm online.