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Fibromyalgia and Disability Benefits: Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Scott Flexer

Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyositis and myofascial pain syndrome, is, quite literally, a nerve-wracking condition that can have severe mental and physical effects. But, currently, the chronic pain disorder isn’t listed as an entry in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book listing of impairments.

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Topics: disability benefits, Fibromyalgia, Filing For Disability

How to File for Residual Functional Capacity

Posted by DEF

The Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is a form that is filled out by your doctor. This form explains your ability—or inability—to perform work-related tasks, and find and maintain employment. As a matter of fact, this form is informally known as the “Ability to Do Work Related Activity” form. To be awarded Social Security Disability, you need to prove that not only are you medically disabled, but that you cannot perform any substantial work activity, and the RFC is pivotal to demonstrating this to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Topics: Disability Application, Filing For Disability, Apply for Disability in Florida, File Disability Benefits

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

Making Sense of Filing for Disability in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

There isn’t anything easy about filing for disability in Florida if you decide to do it yourself. If you haven’t already been to their website, go check out www.ssa.gov (Social Security Administration's official website). Sure, there is a lot of information there, so much so that it’s kind of like a labyrinth that will leave you guessing where to go next. The best thing you can do is speak to a qualified SSD and SSI advocate who has the everyday experience to help you navigate the twists, turns, and frustrating dead ends that make up that labyrinth that is the SSA.

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Topics: Filing Time Period, Filing For Disability

How to Apply for Disability in FL - it Doesn’t Have to be Stressful

Posted by Scott Flexer

Applying for disability in FL can be a frustrating process of gathering paperwork and scheduling interviews. Being disabled can make even ordinary, everday tasks tougher to carry out.

Just making it to an appointment can be difficult..  Here at DEF, we can help you apply for disability in FL and streamline the entire process for you.  Now breathe a sigh of relief. We’re here for you.

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Topics: Disability Application, Florida Disability Benefits, Filing For Disability

Get Started Now! Applying for Disability in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

Time is essential when you are unable to work and have no income. While there are certain medical  conditions that the SSA is likely to approve for benefits,’ there aren’t many automatic disabilities. So, our accredited advocates suggest that you speak with us about applying for Social Security disability as soon as you become unable to work.

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Topics: Disability Application, Florida Disability Benefits, Filing For Disability

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

A Report on Homelessness and Florida Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

It’s vital that we as a society understand that homelessness often occurs as a result of disability, mental illness, financial ruin, or even a combination of several of these factors. It’s a very depressing subject. We must raise awareness of homelessness in America because more and more people are having the misfortune of becoming homeless after the housing crisis and the financial crash.

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Topics: SSDI, Veterans, Filing For Disability

How Not to File for Disability in Tampa

Posted by Scott Flexer

This subject may seem a little unusual for our blog, but sometimes it’s better to instruct people on  what not to do than to offer a straightforward step-by-step explanation of how to file for disability in Tampa. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons, but sometimes it's easier to remember what to avoid than what to do.

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Topics: Disability Application, Florida Disability Benefits, Filing For Disability

Is Applying for Disability in Florida Really Necessary?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you are disabled and unable to work, applying for disability in Florida is absolutely necessary. No one is going to do it for you. It is up to you to apply for the benefits you need and deserve. But, you don’t have to do it alone. At Disability Experts of Florida, our disability advocates want to help you. We can answer any questions you may have and can even submit your application for you. But first, you have to contact us. Once you do, we’ll be there to help you during every step of the application process. Give us a call today and we’ll get started on your disability claim. 

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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, Filing For Disability

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