Disability Benefits Lawyer Tampa, Florida
Too many people today go about life focusing on succeeding in their respective careers, but not wondering about what were to happen if they were unable to work. That is one of the primary reasons behind the creation of the Social Security program in America. The Disability program in particular was designed to provide livable income to an individual in the tragic event that he or she was rendered unable to work. It would be a perfect system if everyone who applies was able to receive the benefits that he or she required, however this is unfortunately not the reality.
There are actually two separate programs in Social Security that dispense benefits for disabilities. The first is an insurance-like program that pays out benefits to a person if he or she worked for long enough and paid into the program via taxes. When a working person is rendered disabled, usually through either a tragic accident or degenerative disease, that person is able to collect from Social Security amounts of money that are relative to the amount they put in. The longer a person has been working, the more funds that he or she is eligible for. This is primarily utilized by people looking to retire or who experience health complications later in life.
The second program is the more common one and is called the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Under this system, benefits are given out to qualifying individuals based on financial need. Obviously, those who are experiencing financial difficulty receive more than those who are more financially secure. This is the most relevant program for many, however, since government funding is limited, not everyone who applies is accepted.
Thankfully, even if an application for SSI is denied, there is an appeal process that one can go through to hopefully get the denial overturned. Having an attorney who is well versed in disability benefits would be great to have on your side during this process to help navigate this process and ensure that your benefits are won. The attorneys at the Franco Law Firm have this experience and expertise and can certainly help you if you call (813) 872-0929 to schedule a free consultation.