Social Security/Disability

Statistics show that only about 35% of initial applications are accepted by the Social Security Administration, meaning that significantly more than half of the applications are denied. At Millares Law we are here to help you through the process whether it be preparing to apply, or if your claim has already been denied. Being properly compensated for disabilities which are covered by SSDI (Social Security Disability). Our attorneys have the knowledge to ensure proper representation and simplify the process for our clients. If you are unable to work due to a medical condition, or you have a disability which is expected to last one year or more SSDI insurance benefits may be provided to ensure your financial support. Millares Law will assist in all of the details through the process of your claim.

As mentioned more than half of the applications received by the Social Security Administration are denied. If your application is denied we are here to help. In the case of a denial it must first be appealed through the Social Security Administration, more than 50% of claimants who appeal the denial are later awarded their benefits. A primary reason for the greater acceptance rate during the appeal process is that at this time the case is brought before an administrative law judge. This allows the claimant to give their own first hand account of the physical or mental limitations to your ability to work. The judge at this time is able to see the effect of the disability and make a true justice decision. Our lawyers are here to assist in guiding you in the appropriate direction and ensuring proper action is taken on each claim in a shorter amount of time to allow for our clients to thrive in the justice system.

In order to qualify for Social Security benefits in South Florida and Miami, one must meet the following requirements :

  • Not be working or you must be earning less than a minimum monthly amount specified by the Social Security Administration.
  • Have a physical or mental condition that is severe, can be established through medically acceptable diagnostic techniques, and is expected to last, or has lasted, at least 12 months or result in death.
  • Not be able to do “past relevant work,” which means you must be unable to do the easiest job you have done in the past 15 years.
  • Not be able to do other jobs that exist in the national economy considering your age, education, and work experience.
  • The individual must have paid sufficient Social Security taxes to qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits or you must meet income and asset tests to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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