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Can’t work because you have a disability? You may qualify for social security disability benefits. By working with an experienced Cape Coral, Florida social security attorney, you can increase your chances of receiving disability payments from the federal government. Don’t wait. Contact an experienced Cape Coral social security disability attorney today by filling out the questionnaire on the left.
The importance of winning your SSI or SSDI claim
It is not easy to qualify for social security benefits in every case. Roughly 65% of people are initially turned down. By working with an experienced Cape Coral social security lawyer, you can increase your chances of success because you will be working with someone who understands the criteria that the review board is looking for. Successful claimants receive critical monthly payments from the federal government. SSI recipients can receive a monthly payment, food stamps, and potentially Medicaid to cover health care costs. SSDI recipients receive monthly payments based on the amount they paid into the system, among other factors. Also, SSDI recipients sometimes qualify for Medicare.
How do I pay a qualified Cape Coral Social Security lawyer? I don’t have any money!
You may be surprised to learn that a social security lawyer is quite affordable, even if you have no source of income. Most all Social Security lawyers work on a contingency basis: which means they only get paid if you win your case. Social Security regulations set a cap for attorney fees. As of June 2009, the cap is $6,000. Also, attorneys can only receive their money from the past due benefits awarded to you, a max of 25%. So, the most a social security lawyer can charge is: the smaller amount of 25% of your past due benefits or $6,000.
How the Social Security system works: SSDI vs. SSI
The Social Security system was created in part, to provide disability payments to our most vulnerable citizens: those who cannot work due to an injury. The injury must keep you from working for at least a year or more. Under the system, there are two types of disability programs: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Both are explained below.
SSDI - Contact an experienced Cape Coral Disability Insurance Attorney Now
SSDI is a federal insurance program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the social security system. To qualify, you must be disabled and have a work history of paying social security taxes. Thus, not everyone can qualify. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an SSDI attorney to learn if you may qualify.
SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced Cape Coral Disability Attorney
SSI is paid out like welfare, meaning you cannot earn over a certain amount of money to qualify. In addition, you need to be disabled and unable to work. SSI pays out a smaller amount of money than SSDI, but unlike SSDI, you are not required to have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for payments. In addition, SSI recipients qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Cape Coral SSI lawyer, fill out the questionnaire on the left.
How do I apply, what can I expect?- Cape Coral Disability Appeals Lawyer
To apply for social security, you can start online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The government can take upward of six months to review your case. If denied, you can appeal the decision. You may have an attorney represent you at the appeal.
The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability:
Soft tissue sarcoma
Common Blood Disorders
Open Head Injury
Nearest Local SSI Office
Social Security Administration
First Floor Suite 101
3650 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
Cape Coral Hospitals
Lehigh Regional Medical Center
1500 Lee Boulevard
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936
Charlotte Regional Medical Center
809 East Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950-3898
Physicians Regional Medical Center- Pine Ridge
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, Florida 34119
Peace River Regional Medical Center
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
If you do not have any healthcare insurance or any other ability to pay, there are facilities that probably will treat you in Cape Coral. They are:
Dr Crandall & Associates
3326 Del Prado Boulevard South
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
McGregor Clinic Inc
2506 2nd Street Suite 105
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-2543
Family Medical Clinic
P O Box 51108
Fort Myers, Florida 33994
Healthpark of Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, Florida 33957-4402
Cape Coral Social Security Lawyers Serving clients throughout Southwestern Florida, including Arcadia, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Burnt Store Marina, Cape Coral, Charlotte Park, East Naples, Flamingo Bay, Fort Meyers, Fort Meyers Beach, Fort Meyers Villas, Gilchrist, Harlem Heights, Immokalee, Iona, La Belle, Lehigh Acres, Little Pine Island, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, McGregor, Naples, North Fort Meyers, North Port, Page Park, Pine Island Center, Port Charlotte, Punta Rassa, Rotonda, Sanibel, St. James City, Suncoast Estates, Venice, Whiskey Creek, areas in the vicinity of Fort Meyers Airport, and other communities in Lee County.