Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney
Experienced Maitland & Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney
Some injury, illness or other physical or mental condition is keeping you from working. Your medical bills are costly, and all your other bills are piling up as well. Your disability prevents you from returning to work at your old job or performing any other job. Social Security can help.
Social Security isn’t just a retirement fund. Fifteen cents out of every dollar paid in FICA taxes go to the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) to provide valuable financial assistance to those who can no longer work due to some disabling condition.
According to its name, SSDI is supposedly insurance, but when have you ever heard of an insurance company that denies two out of every three claims for benefits? Those are the odds against you when you file an application for social security disability (SSD) with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Even though you’ve paid into the system all your adult life and earned your right to benefits when you need them, the government wants to make doubly sure you can’t work at all before they release those benefits to you.
They don’t want to have to pay you, so don’t count on the government for assistance with your application. Instead, rely on help from an experienced social security disability attorney whose only job is to see that you get the benefits you need and deserve. In Maitland and Orlando, disability attorney Shea Fugate has been helping people obtain SSD benefits for 30 years. The Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A. is passionate about helping people in need. Give our Orlando Social Security Disability attorney a call if you have questions about SSD or if you have applied for benefits and been rejected.
What are SSD benefits, and why are most applications denied?
SSD benefits include a monthly payment of income plus medical insurance (Medicare) to help you pay for medical bills and other necessities when you can’t work because of physical or mental impairment. The amount of your monthly payment depends in part on the years you have worked and the amount you have contributed to social security in the form of FICA taxes.
The SSA wants to limit the receipt of SSD benefits, so they scrutinize every application very carefully. If a claim is incomplete in any way, it will be rejected. Also, your application may have been technically complete, but it may not present a solid, compelling case that you are eligible for SSD. Applications are turned down for “non-medical” reasons when the applicant does not appear to have enough work credits or otherwise qualify based on work history. Applications are also rejected for “medical” reasons, i.e., the applicant does not meet the strict definition of disability as defined by Social Security.
Your case for benefits will include the need for medical evidence as well as legal arguments. At the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A., we understand both the medical and legal aspects of your claim, and we prepare a solid case for both, whether in a request for reconsideration, ALJ hearing, Appeals Council review, or judicial review in federal court. Our firm has experience in every step of the SSD claims process, and we work to get you your benefits as quickly as possible, with a successful application as our ultimate goal. Our attorney is particularly experienced in federal court appeals, a vital step in the claim process that is ignored by many disability attorneys who limit their practice to administrative hearings and appeals.
So many people whose initial application is denied simply assume that’s the end of the story. They don’t know it’s possible to fight a denial in several different ways, or they don’t think it’s worthwhile for an individual to try and take on one of the largest government bureaucracies in the world. At the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A., we want you to know that it is possible to appeal a denial of SSD benefits and succeed. Our attorney, Shea Fugate, has been doing it for 30 years. If you’ve been turned down for social security disability benefits, contact our offices in Maitland or Orlando for a free consultation. We won’t charge any fee until we are successful in getting benefits for you.
Let Orlando Disability Attorney Shea Fugate Help You Get Your Social Security Disability Payments
Getting social security disability benefits is hard. Calling the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A. is easy. Give us a call at 407-539-0123 for a free consultation, and get started on the road to receiving the benefits you need and deserve.