Florida Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you are disabled and unable to work, or have a child or children under the age of 18 that is/are disabled, you or your child(ren) may qualify for Social Security benefits under the Social Security Act. Levine, Busch & Schnepper, P.A. offers unique expertise in this area of law.
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We take great pride in our ability to help individuals obtain Social Security benefits. We are passionate about our jobs and the people we represent and serve. We work closely with clients to obtain all necessary documents and information to get them benefits under the Social Security Act.
We represent individuals in all stages of the application and appeals process when applying to receive benefits under the Social Security Act. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two programs that provide benefits based on disability; the Social Security disability insurance program (Title II of the Social Security Act) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program (Title XVI of the Act). Title II provides for payment of disability benefits to individuals who are “insured” under the Act, by virtue of their contributions to the Social Security trust, funded by the Social Security tax on their earnings, as well as to certain disabled dependents of insured individuals. Title XVI provides for SSI payments to individuals (including children under age 18) who are disabled and have limited income and resources.
The Social Security Act and Social Security Administration’s regulations prescribe rules for deciding if an individual is “disabled”. SSA’s criteria for deciding if someone is disabled are not necessarily the same as the criteria applied in other government and private disability programs. For individuals applying for disability benefits under Title II, and for adults applying under Title XVI, the definition of disability is the same. The law defines disability as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical and/or mental impairments which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
Under Title XVI, children under the age of 18 may be considered disabled if he or she has a medically determinable impairment(s) that is of comparable severity. An impairment(s) is of comparable severity if it limits the child’s ability to function independently, appropriately, and effectively in an age-appropriate manner, such that his or her impairment(s) and the limitations resulting from it are comparable to those that would disable an adult.
It is obvious that there are many factors considered by the Social Security Administration in determining whether an individual qualifies to receive benefits under the Social Security Act. Levine, Busch & Schnepper, P.A. knows about these factors and how to make them work for you. Let us share our experience with you.
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