August 14 marked the 77th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act into law. At the time Social Security was created, in 1935, nearly half of older Americans were living in poverty, as the president of AARP in Maine notes in the Kennebec Journal.
At first Social Security was just a retirement program, but in subsequent years it has been transformed to help other individuals, including retirees’ families and people who are disabled.
Social Security Disability was created to assist people who cannot work due to a disability. This is an extremely important program because, according to studies cited by the Social Security Administration, a 20-year-old has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming disabled before retirement age.
If you are unable to work due to an ailment or injury, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. To be eligible, you must have worked long enough and paid into Social Security. Next, you have to meet the government’s criteria to be considered disabled:
- Your disability is preventing you from working at your current job.
- Your disability is not allowing you to work at any other job.
- Your disability is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
If you fit all of these requirements, you could be eligible for Social Security Disability. But, how do you know for sure? You can find a lot of information on the Social Security Administration website, but deciphering it can be difficult.
Ask a Disabilities Benefits Lawyer for Help
To get clear answers to your questions, contact the Florida Social Security Disability benefits attorneys of the Disparti Law Group, P.A. We can help you with your claim.
Your health should be your main focus. Let our disabilities benefits lawyers deal with the long application process and all the exhausting paperwork. Even if you have been denied benefits, we can assist you in formulating an appeal. Let us fight to get you everything you not only need, but deserve.
Call the Disparti Law Group, P.A., for a free consultation at 866-806-2193 or contact us through our online form.