Ways To Qualify For SSDI

In a perfect world, those who are disabled would be able to quickly access the disability benefits and medical care they need. The Social Security Disability Insurance system was designed for just that purpose, but unfortunately many deserving people are denied benefits today.

In order to get your rightful benefits, it is wise to work with an experienced and reputable SSDI attorney. Based in Saint Petersburg, Jorgensen Gibbons, P.A., provides legal counsel to those seeking SSDI benefits throughout Florida.

We do not charge clients for our Social Security Disability services unless we win benefits for them. When fees do apply, we charge the same percentage as non-attorney representatives even though we are a licensed law firm with board-certified lawyers.

Most SSD claimants must appeal their claims, often several times, in order to get benefits. We provide personalized legal representation to guide our clients through appeals. Call 727-347-7733 or 800-341-8338 for a free consultation today.

Five Tips To Help You Qualify For SSDI

  1. Get a supportive doctor. Did your doctor recommend that you apply for SSDI? The Social Security Administration values the opinions of physicians. If your doctor believes you should receive benefits, ask him or her to complete a detailed statement. We provide our clients with forms for this.
  2. Keep track of your medical records. Submit your updated medical records each time you apply or appeal. We ensure our clients provide the appropriate medical documentation at each step.
  3. Watch deadlines carefully. Letting deadlines lapse can jeopardize your case. Be sure to respond promptly to all related letters and notices, and do not miss any consultative medical exams.
  4. Be kind and courteous. When faced with the bureaucracy of the SSA, it is hard to keep a smile on your face. Maintaining a polite relationship with the people who work on your case can make a difference. People are simply more helpful when you have a friendly relationship with them.
  5. Get a reputable disability attorney as soon as your claim is denied. The appeals process is tedious, convoluted and slow-moving. It is important to get a skilled lawyer on the case as soon as possible to protect your rights.

For more information and tips about SSDI, please read our tips and FAQs, written by our lead SSDI attorney, E. Lynn Gibbons, who has practiced Social Security Disability law for 18 years.

Do You Qualify For SSDI? Schedule A Free Case Review.

Please call 727-347-7733 or 800-341-8338 to schedule a free SSDI case review with one of our experienced attorneys. Or, schedule a free consultation online. Consultations are confidential and we will not charge any fees unless we obtain benefits for you.

We have law offices in Saint Petersburg, Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota, and we represent clients throughout the state of Florida.