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H.R. 620: Are the Rights of the Disabled Under Attack?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Fighting for the rights of the disabled has been an uphill battle, but over the years significant strides have been made. A turning point came in 1990, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA made discrimination based upon disability illegal, and specified five key factors:

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Topics: disability statistics, disability laws, Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, Disability benefits in Florida, disability advocate, disability rights florida, Apply for Disability in Florida, disablity, disability benefits, disability benefits FL, disability eligibility

How to Qualify for Disability in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

The American Community Survey (ACS) reports that approximately 12.8 percent of the American population suffers from some sort of disability. Focusing on Florida, that number jumps to 13.7 percent (although the Sunshine State hardly tops the list; that would be West Virginia, at nearly 20 percent). But when it comes to applying for disability, it’s important to understand that individual states do not create qualifying criteria; that job is left to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Topics: disability eligibility, Florida Disability Benefits, Filing For Disability, Qualify Disability

Can I Receive Disability if I Have Been Convicted of a Felony?

Posted by Scott Flexer

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) typically will want to know more about your current situation so they can determine your eligibility. An application will contain requests for birth records, employment history, educational background, medical records, and criminal records.

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Topics: disability benefits, disability eligibility, disability, Disability Benefits for Felons

SSDI vs SSI: What's the Difference and For Which Do I Qualify?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates two programs that are aimed at providing assistance to disabled Americans. If you have a permanent disability that prevents you from working, you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both.

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Topics: SSI, disability eligibility, disability experts, SSDI Benefits, SSI benefits

Can I Receive Disability Benefits for Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. It causes ulcers and inflammation in the lining of the intestine, leading to thickening and scarring to the point where excess fluid cannot be properly retained. Symptoms of the disease include anemia, abdominal cramping that come and go, and, in some cases, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue, among others.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, disability eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Family Disability Benefits, Disability Medical Requirements, Ulcerative Colitis

Non-Attorney Advocate Vs a Social Security Disability Attorney

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disability Experts of Florida is staffed solely by non-attorney advocates and we pride ourselves on initiating cases and working on them zealously to provide the claimant with the best possible chance of being awarded benefits as expeditiously as possible.

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Topics: disability benefits, disability eligibility, Filing For Disability

Questions on How to Qualify for Disability in Florida?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you have questions about how to qualify for disability in Florida, you’re not alone. While the SSA website provides a lot of detailed information, most find it difficult to determine whether or not they qualify and what steps need to be taken to get their disability benefits. That’s where we come in. At Disability Experts of Florida, our compassionate disability advocates can help you make sense of it all. We have the knowledge and experience to answer any questions you may have—from basic questions about eligibility to questions about your specific condition. Give us a call today to arrange a free consultation. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started on your disability benefits claim.

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Topics: disability eligibility, Florida Disability Benefits

Can You Get Disability for Depression?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you happen to suffer from clinical depression, there are a lot of questions that you may have: how to cope with the illness, treatment options, even the side effects from the drugs that you might be prescribed to help. One of the things you might not want to think about is your professional life.

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Topics: disability eligibility, Supplemental Security Income, Bipolar Disorder

The Facts About Disability and Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Scott Flexer

According to the New York Times, a new study has found that the most popular medication for treating Multiple Sclerosis has “little or no effect” on the progression towards disability. While it certainly assists with the symptoms, it’s not an effective way to prevent complete disability. While this isn’t great news, there is at least the comfort that multiple sclerosis is treatable to some extent—and that recourse exists for those who suffer from the disease.

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Topics: disability eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Multiple Sclerosis

Leading Causes of Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Perhaps you’ve been browsing our site and wondering to yourself what qualifies someone to receive disability benefits from Social Security. Well, that’s more complex a question than you might think at first.

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Topics: SSDI, disability eligibility, SSA Eligibility

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