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Located in Southeastern Florida, Miami is the third most populous metropolis on the East coast. A major leader in commerce, finance, culture, and international trade, Miami is the largest urban economy in Florida. Greater downtown Miami has a high concentration of international banks and large international corporations, while PortMiami is the world’s busiest cruise port. Miami is a major tourism hub and is often referred to as the “Cruise Capital of the World.”

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Applying for Social Security Benefits in Miami

If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition or disability that prevents you from working, it’s worth taking the time to consider whether you qualify for Social Security Benefits. Receiving monthly cash benefits could help you and your family greatly. We are dedicated to assisting Miami residents through the Social Security benefits application process. Our clients rest assured knowing that we handle their SSDI or SSI claims for them. From the day you walk into our office to discuss your case, we will guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Our team understands the mistakes that commonly lead to denials of Social Security benefits claims. After reviewing your medical condition and financial situation, we will advise you on whether you should apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. We will carefully help you fill out your application and include all of the required documents to increase your chances of success. Our team will also help you complete a thorough medical evaluation and obtain proof of your medical condition or disability’s severity. Should the Social Security Administration deny your claim, we will represent you through the various stages of the appeals process.

 

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Applying for SSDI or SSI benefits is not easy. You will need to submit a complete work history, document your income level, and provide evidence related to your medical condition’s severity.  The Social Security Administration denies many first-time applications due to errors made on the application or failure to include all of the necessary documents with the application. In your application, you will need to submit evidence that proves the following:

  • You have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI benefits
  • You have a medical impairment that has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months or result in death
  • Your medical condition or disability is severe and prevents you from being able to engage in substantial gainful activity
  • The date your medical condition or disability started

When you work with Disability Advocates Group, you can rest assured that we will help you submit a thorough and accurate application. We have helped many clients obtain the Social Security benefits they deserve. We know all of the common mistakes that lead to the rejection of SSDI and SSI applications. We will help you gather all the information you need to demonstrate that you qualify for benefits.

Disabled Miami Residents May Qualify for Social Security Benefits

Are you one of the many Miami residents who cannot work due to a medical condition or disability? If so, you may qualify for Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration offers two different benefit programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI). Applying for social security benefits is a complicated process that can quickly become overwhelming. At Disability Advocates Group, we have successfully helped many Miami-area clients apply for and obtain the Social Security benefits they deserve.

The Difference Between SSDI and SSI Benefits

The Social Security Administration offers two main cash benefit programs to Miami residents who cannot work due to a disability. Both of these programs provide monthly cash benefits, but the eligibility requirements are different. SSI benefits are intended for older adults and people with disabilities who have limited resources and income. People over the age of 65, people who are blind, or people who become disabled at any age and have limited resources are eligible for SSI benefits. Florida often supplements federal SSI benefits. The experienced professionals at Disability Advocates Group can help you determine whether you meet the income limitation requirements for SSI benefits. Recipients of SSI benefits automatically qualify for Medicaid, another public benefit program that provides medical insurance.

SSDI benefits are intended for applicants who have a disability or medical condition that renders them unable to work. SSDI applicants must show that they have enough work credits to qualify.  Employees earn work credits by paying into the Social Security system through paycheck withholdings made by their employers. Applicants can also be eligible for SSDI benefits through a parent or spouse’s work credits in some cases. The amount of SSDI benefits an applicant will receive depends on his or her work history.

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Miami Disability Hearings

The Social Security Administration denies most first-time applications for benefits. If you receive a letter stating that your claim has been denied, don’t be dismayed.  You can request a reconsideration of your case. If the reconsideration results and another denial of your claim, you have a right to appeal the decision and request a disability hearing in front of an administrative law judge. 

At the administrative hearing, the administrative law judge will ask you questions about your work history and how your medical condition affects you. The administrative judge will also ask vocational experts or medical experts questions to determine whether your medical condition and disability make it difficult for you to obtain gainful employment. At the Disability Advocates Group, we have represented many clients in disability hearings. We know what questions to ask and what evidence to present to convince administrative law judges that our clients are entitled to benefits. If the administrative law judge denies your claim, you can appeal the decision.

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Contact a Miami SSDI Lawyer Today

If you apply for SSDI or SSI benefits, you don’t need to go through the process alone. The experienced Social Security disability lawyers at the Disability Advocates Group are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation to learn how to represent your best interests throughout the application and appeal process.