Claiming SSD Benefits in Panama City
Helping You Claim Financial and Health Care Disability Benefits in Panama City
If you have suffered an injury or illness (physical or psychological) that
prevents you from working and need financial and medical assistance for
you and your family, don't hesitate to contact Shepard Law. Mr. Shepard
and his dedicated staff or paralegals have assisted hundreds of people
to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits. Call or visit Shepard
Law today for a free
case evaluation, to determine how much you could receive in
Social Security Disability benefits and to take the first steps in your case.
Am I eligible to receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration estimates that the average American
adult has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming physically or mentally disabled
and requiring financial support at some time in their life. Provided that
you have been unable to work for at least a year (or are expected to be
out of work for a year) you should be eligible to receive benefits. It
is also possible to file a claim if you have a condition which has been
diagnosed as being fatal. While some injuries or illnesses are commonly
recognized as being qualified for Social Security Disability, others may
require more extensive medical documentation and testimony, which the
team at Shepard Law can assist you in gathering.
Appealing a Denial of Financial and Medical Benefits
Unfortunately, 76% of new claims are initially denied in the Panama City
area a statistic which gives rise to a common perception that few applications
are approved on the first try. If you have received a letter denying your
application for Social Security benefits, Shepard Law stands ready to
represent you throughout the appeals process, including reconsideration,
a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge, and even taking the case to
the Appeals Council if necessary. In many cases, it is possible to recover
unpaid financial and medical benefits. In these cases, the disabled person
is paid in either a lump sum or in installments for financial benefits
they should have been receiving. Additionally, medical benefits (in the
form of either Medicare or Medicaid) may be applied retroactively from
the date of disability.
How much can I receive in SSD benefits?
The amount you could receive in benefits for Social Security Disability
depends largely on how much you have worked and how much taxes you paid
over the course of your lifetime. Any time you were working at a job at
which your payroll was subject to Social Security taxes, you were contributing
to the program and thereby increasing the amount of financial benefits
you are able to receive. The benefit amount is not subject to a simple
formula such as two-thirds of your average weekly wage, but is instead
based on a number of complex calculations. The team at Shepard Law will
assist you in gathering the necessary documentation to help you maximize
the value of your claim, and will fight for you if you have been awarded
less than you deserve. They know how important it is for you to receive
full coverage and are ready to begin working on your case today.