Social Security Disability Insurance in Panama City
What is Social Security Disability Insurance?
You may not have realized it, but you have most likely been paying for disability insurance since the day you entered the workforce. Provided that you have been working at jobs where your paycheck was subject to the Social Security payroll tax, a portion of your income has gone towards paying into a social safety net program which provides financial support in the event that a serious injury or illness causing you not to be able to work for a year or longer, or in the case of a fatal diagnosis. The Social Security Administration estimates that the average American adult has a 3 in 10 chance of becoming disabled at some point in life, and reports that it receives approximately 2.5 million new claims for benefits every year.
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
Choosing an experienced and knowledgeable Social Security Disability representative to handle your claim for Social Security Disability benefits can greatly improve your chances of being approved for financial and medical benefits. The team at Shepard Law frequently assists clients in gathering the necessary medical evidence to document their condition, and in many cases is able to help uninsured clients acquire a proper diagnosis by taking advantage of low-cost clinics and charitable services. The team at Shepard Law stands ready to guide you through the application process, steering clear of costly mistakes which could cause your claim to be turned down, and represent you in an appeal before an Administrative Law Judge in the event that your claim is wrongfully denied.
The amount of financial benefits paid under SSDI is determined by the amount you have earned over the course of your working career-it is not a need based program. In the Panama City area 76% of all Social Security Disability claims are initially denied. Representation by Shepard Law may help you recover unpaid back payments from the date when your claim should have been approved as well as medical care. Claiming SSDI benefits is largely a "hurry up and wait" experience, but the team at Shepard Law will maintain contact you throughout the process, advising you of your options and keeping you up-to-date on the latest status of your claim. Contact Shepard Law now for an initial consultation to discuss your situation and to take the first steps in your case!