Longwood Lawyer Helping You With Your Social Security Disability Claim
In order to qualify for payments through the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you must meet two requirements:
- First and foremost, you must have worked a minimum of five out of the previous 10 years and paid into the SSDI system through paycheck deductions, or paid in directly, if you were self-employed.
- Second, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must determine that you have paid enough into the system, based on lifetime earnings.
We assist clients in the Orlando metropolitan area and throughout Central Florida, including Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. Please call 407-278-8418 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation about your disability benefits.
Why Are So Many Initial Claims Denied?
If you tried to apply on your own, but your application was rejected, don’t be discouraged. It is important to note that the vast majority of claims are initially denied. In many cases, the application was rejected based on missing or incorrect information. It is immensely important to keep an initial application alive instead of filing a new one. With an initial application alive, it is possible to obtain past-due benefits that can be calculated going back one year prior to application.
Without providing the correct information, particularly in the appeals stages and beyond, it is a guarantee that a claim will be denied.
We are ready to answer your questions about:
- Qualifications to receive benefits
- Steps in the application process
- Medical information you will need from your doctor
- How to successfully appeal a rejected claim
Please see our SSDI Frequently Asked Questions for more information. We serve clients throughout Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties and the surrounding areas.
Whether This Is Your Initial Claim Or You Need To Appeal, We Want To Help
We are here to bring four decades of Florida SSD experience to tirelessly work toward the benefits you need.
Social Security Disability attorney J. Michael Matthews has been helping individuals throughout the Orlando area successfully obtain the SSDI benefits they need and deserve for many years. We are a small, solo-attorney law firm that focuses on one client at a time. Your case will not be put on a conveyor belt. Mr. Matthews will work directly with you to determine the best strategy for your initial claim or to win your appeal.
If you have a qualifying impairment, and meet the government’s application criteria, we believe you deserve aggressive legal assistance to make sure you get the benefits you need and deserve.
Free Consultation And No Fees Unless Your Application Is Successful
Through tireless dedication, attorney J. Michael Matthews has secured benefits for more than 1,000 clients, and we are ready to bring the same approach to your case.