Social Security Disability

Tampa Social Security Disability Lawyer

Secure Your Benefits with the Help of Attorneys at Burnetti, P.A.

The Social Security Administration provides financial benefits to individuals facing hardships throughout their lives, not just during retirement. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on previous work under Social Security, while Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are made based on financial need.

At Burnetti, P.A., we understand the challenges individuals face when seeking financial support due to disabilities. If you have been denied Social Security, SSDI, or SSI benefits, or if you are applying for benefits for the first time, seeking the assistance of a denied social security disability lawyer can greatly aid you in the process.

Call (813) 414-5884 to discuss your case with our Tampa social security disability attorneys today!

Reasons for Social Security Benefit Denials

Receiving a denial for your Social Security benefits application can be frustrating and bewildering. Understanding the reasons behind the denial can help you determine your next course of action.

Some common reasons for Social Security benefit denials:

  • Lack of eligibility: The most frequent reason for denials is simply that the applicant does not meet the eligibility requirements. This can be due to insufficient work credits, inadequate work history, or not meeting the age requirements.
  • Medical eligibility: To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have a medical condition that prevents you from working for at least 12 months. If your medical condition is not severe enough, you may not meet the medical eligibility requirements.
  • Technical errors: Sometimes, applications are denied due to technical errors. For instance, if you filled out your application incorrectly or failed to provide the necessary documentation, your application may be rejected.
  • Income and resources: Having too much income or too many resources can make you ineligible for Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration has specific rules regarding what types of income and resources are counted, so it's crucial to understand these rules when applying.
  • Criminal activity: Individuals with a criminal record or those currently incarcerated may not be eligible for Social Security benefits.

If your Social Security benefits application has been denied, don't lose hope. You have the right to appeal the decision. The appeals process can be lengthy, but with the guidance of our experienced Tampa social security disability lawyers, you may successfully appeal the decision and obtain the benefits you deserve.

Eligibility for SSI and SSDI in Tampa, FL

Workers and employers contribute to Social Security taxes. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is funded through these taxes and acts as insurance for workers who have earned sufficient credits based on taxable work. The monthly benefit amount is determined by the insured worker's Social Security earnings.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to disabled or blind adults and children who meet various other requirements. If you believe you are eligible, a social security administration attorney can help explain disability law and guide you through the application procedure.

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer for SSI or SSDI Benefits

In order to receive Social Security benefits, you must be able to prove your injury or disability that prevents you from working. A social security disability application may be denied if it fails to provide sufficient information.

When applying for benefits, our social security benefits attorney in Tampa assists in compiling medical documentation and ensures that doctors accurately and comprehensively answer all questions. This includes obtaining the opinion of the treating physician.

Appealing a denied disability claim in Florida is a complex process that must adhere to strict deadlines. Failure to file an appeal before the deadline may result in the applicant not receiving the maximum Social Security benefits. Our Tampa attorneys who specialize in social security disability law understand the claim process and can help meet the appeal deadlines.

Contact our Tampa Social Security Disability Lawyer

While it is not mandatory to have a lawyer assist with filing a social security disability application or appealing a denied claim, a comprehensive explanation and presentation of your disability can significantly improve your chances of obtaining SSI or SSDI benefits.

For a free consultation, reach out to the Burnetti, P.A. team at (813) 414-5884!

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