Unfortunately, many Floridians do not understand the benefits available to them after they suffer a debilitating medical condition or traumatic injury. Every day in Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Orlando, and the surrounding areas in Orange County and Brevard County, individuals continue to suffer without the resources and benefits they have worked hard to pay into throughout their lives. If your Social Security Disability application was denied, call Orlando SSD attorneys at 1-888-BURNETTI who will fight for an appeal as well as helping you understand what options and rights you have under Florida law.
What are SSDI and SSI Benefits?
Both SSDI and SSI are government programs managed by the Social Security Department. SSDI or SSI is Social Security Disability Insurance which is based on work credits earned by paying into the Social Security trust fund by taxes.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) differs from SSDI because it is based on income level. SSI provides stipends to low-income people who are disabled and unable to work or have never worked. Unlike SSDI, SSI is funded by the U.S. Treasury general funds, not the Social Security trust fund.
Three Ways to Apply for SSDI and SSI Benefits
Individuals who have suffered a disabling injury or illness can apply for both Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits in three different ways:
- Calling 1-800-772-1213
- Online at SSA.gov
- Visiting the Social Security Office
Potential applicants can apply in person at these social security office locations in the Orlando area or by utilizing the social security office locator:
5520 Gatlin Ave #102
Orlando, FL 32812
1201 E Oak St.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
What Should I Do After My Disability Application is Denied?
After your application is denied, you can file a Written Request for Reconsideration, which is the first level of appeal. If your initial application is denied, Burnetti, P.A . SSD lawyers in Orlando can help you understand the policies and procedures that may get your Request for Reconsideration application approved. If your Written Request for Reconsideration is denied as well, disability lawyers can help with the hearing process to improve your chances of obtaining benefits.
Why Should I Hire an Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney?
While social security regulation does not require an applicant to obtain a lawyer, an experienced disability attorney can help gather the medical records and other relevant evidence to build your case and prepare for a hearing to help increase your chances of getting benefits.
Orlando Social Security attorneys help clients by:
- Navigating through Social Security paperwork and forms
- Developing the most persuasive argument based on medical data for an appeal hearing
- Preparing you to testify at your appeal hearing, if necessary
- Answering questions and keeping you informed about your case’s progress
You Have a Right to Representation, Call 1-888-BURNETTI
The Social Security Administration denies more than half of all initial applications for social security disability benefits. Orlando social security disability lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. believe clients should be able to focus on healing instead of dealing with stressful agencies and insurance companies. If your social security disability benefits application was denied you should know your options and rights. Call 1-888-BURNETTI for a free case review.
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