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An application for disability in Florida will be time-consuming so start now




 
Many people put off filing an application for disability benefits in Florida simply because they find the disability evaluation process intimidating. And this is understandable. The fear of applying, due to the fear of possibly being denied, can be an imposing psychological factor.

Just the same, though, a person who has a significant medical condition should really get an application for disability benefits filed as soon as possible, chiefly because, even after an application has been completed the following is likely to occur:

1. The application for social security disability or SSI disability will probably take several months. The social security administration, via its field offices, will often tell people to expect a notice of decision within 120 days. However, the simple truth is that there are no deadlines for social security applications based on disability. In other words, the processing of an application may take a couple of weeks (very unlikely), or six months. There is really no way to know. This is quite different, of course, from medicaid. Medicaid claims (that are based on disability) have to be decided within 90 days of the date of application.

2. The application for social security disability or SSI stands, in most states, about a 70% percent chance of being denied, meaning that, for most applicants, it will be necessary to begin filing appeals. And, ultimately, for a person who has been denied on a disability application, the goal should be to get their claim heard by an administrative law judge at a disability hearing. However, this won't be possible until A. an application for disability has been turned down and B. a first appeal (known as a reconsideration or review) has also been denied.

Because the social security process can be an extremely long and drawn-out one, a person who is considering filing for disability should not hesitate to get an application for disability started. How do you do that?

Contact the social security office closest to where you live. You can actually get your social security disability application started online. However, if you want to ask questions about the process (and there's a good chance that you will), filing an application for disability online will not give you this opportunity.

Arranging for an in-person interview at the social security office, though, will allow you the chance to ask whatever questions you may have about the process. And, if you would prefer a direct method of making an application (in other words, not using the internet), but might have difficulty getting to the social security office, you can always ask that your interview be conducted over the phone. This is often a convenient way to get an application started and, if you choose to have a telephone interview, the social security office will typically accomodate this request.















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Tips and advice for Florida disability claims

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The disability decison process in Florida

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Who makes the disability decision in Florida?

Will I Be Evaluated For Both SSDI and SSI in Florida?

The Florida Disability awards determination process

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Filing applications for disability in Florida

Applying in Florida, the criteria to qualify for Benefits

An application for disability in Florida will be time-consuming

Filing for disability in Florida is not easy

What are reasons to file for disability in Florida? When should you file for Disability Benefits in Florida?

Starting an application for disability in Florida

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Disability Lawyers and Representation in Florida

Getting a disability lawyer in Florida

Representation on a Social Security Disability Claim in Florida

Do I need a Lawyer for My Florida Disability Hearing?

Social Security Disability Attorney Fee - What a Disability Lawyer in Florida can be Paid

How do Disability Lawyers in Florida get paid their fees?

Finding a lawyer for a Florida disability claim

Is the Disability Process Faster in Florida if you have a Lawyer?




Applying for SSI in Florida

Applying for SSI disability in Florida

Can you receive Social Security Disability and SSI in Florida?

Applying for SSI Disability for a Child in Florida




Doctors, medical records, and medical exams

Social Security Disability in Florida and What Your Medical Records Say

Will a Disability Attorney in Florida Help You Obtain Your Medical Records?

SSDI and SSI disability applications in Florida and Doctors

Social Security Administration Medical Exams in Florida




Disability hearings in Florida

How long will my case be at a Florida Social Security Hearing office before it is scheduled?

How long does it take to see a Florida disability judge?

Getting ready for a disability hearing in Florida




Disability denials in Florida

What if you are denied disability in Florida and do not get the notice?

If you are turned down and denied for disability in Florida

If your disability is denied in Florida, file an appeal quickly

Why did I get Denied on my Florida Disability Request for Reconsideration?




Disability appeals in Florida

If you are requesting an appeal in Florida

Social Security Disability and Appeal options in Florida

Do you have to appeal your Florida SSD Claim over and over?




Qualifying for disability in Florida

Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Florida?

Can I win my disability case in Florida?

What are my Chances of Qualifying for SSDI in Florida?

Will I get approved for disability in Florida if my doctor supports my claim?

If you are trying to win disability benefits in Florida

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