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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

3 Important Guidelines to Follow When You're Qualified for Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Receiving disability benefits can be likened to running a marathon, where applying and being accepted for benefits is the first lap of a long race. Applying for disability benefits is a lengthy and often stressful process. So once you receive that acceptance letter, it can be a great sigh of relief. Only 35% of applications are accepted by the SSA, so this is great news for you.

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Topics: Qualify Disability

Florida Disability FAQs: What if My Condition Isn’t in the Blue Book?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’re familiar with the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, then you probably know a few basics about how it helps disabled workers support themselves and their families.

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Topics: disablity, disability FL, disability appeal, Qualify Disability, qualify for disability, Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI, SSDI appeal

How to Prepare for Filing a Disability Benefits Claim

Posted by Scott Flexer

Becoming disabled is a terrible and difficult ordeal. To lose the ability to do the things you once could, the things you once enjoyed, is a terrible burden. Adjusting to this change takes time—but you still need to pay the bills and take care of yourself and your family.

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Topics: SSDI, SSI, Qualify Disability, disability programs, Disability Application

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits in Tampa?

Posted by Scott Flexer

With What Medical Conditions May I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Tampa?

Even if you’ve never had to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before, chances are you’ve probably heard about how difficult the process of getting your benefits can prove to be. Did you know that around 63 percent of all initial claims are denied? It isn’t unusual to appeal your case once or twice before being awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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Topics: SSDI, disability eligibility, SSA Eligibility, Qualify Disability

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