Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you’re unable to work due to a physical or mental disability, you may be entitled to receive monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits under U.S. law.

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Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you’re filing a Social Security Disability application for the first time or have been rejected and would like to appeal your case, we’re here to help.

If you’re unable to work due to a physical or mental disability, you may be entitled to receive monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits under U.S. law. However, the process of filing an SSD claim is complex and can be difficult to navigate alone. In fact, most people are rejected when they initially file for SSD without legal representation.
If you’re filing a Social Security Disability application for the first time or have been rejected and would like to appeal your case, we’re here to help.
With years of experience, we have the expertise to guide you through the process and increase your chances of being approved. We have helped thousands of disabled persons receive the benefits they deserve, and we can do the same for you.

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Experienced Florida Social Security Disability Attorneys – Louis Turco and Ian Lloyd

Attorneys Louis Turco and Ian Lloyd, and the SSD legal team at Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, have helped thousands of disabled residents apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) offers multiple types of benefits for those who are suffering from a temporary or permanent disabling condition. Those who qualify could receive monthly benefits for themselves and their dependent family members.

The Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd understands that filing for SSA disability can be frustrating. Whether you are seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Survivor Benefits, or other types of benefits in any number of available programs, we want to help you. Our Florida Social Security Disability lawyers, led by Louis Turco and Ian Lloyd, have decades of experience helping South Florida residents file their applications or put forth strong appeals. If you need help securing the disability benefits you or a loved one requires to meet the cost of living expenses, call our experienced Florida Social Security Disability Law Firm for a free consultation.

Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation discussing your Social Security disability case now by using our form to contact us online, or by calling 866-930-6435.

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What is the difference between Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD)?

Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) are both programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the United States, but they have significant differences in their eligibility criteria and payment structure.

What are the criteria for eligibility?

SSI benefits are based on financial need and disability (including age-related disabilities), while SSD is based on a person’s work history and long-term disability.

SSI is available to individuals with limited income and resources, regardless of their work history, while SSD is available to individuals who have paid into the Social Security system through payroll Social Security taxes and have a qualifying disability.

What are the maximum benefit levels?

The SSA sets the maximum benefit level for SSI and SSD, which determines the amount of money a person qualifying for Social Security will receive each month.

This maximum benefit amount is adjusted annually to account for inflation.

Can my children or spouse receive Social Security Disability benefits?

Yes, your spouse and children may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits based on your work record. If you are approved for SSDI benefits, your spouse may be eligible to receive up to 50% of your benefit amount, while each child may be eligible to receive up to 50% of your benefit amount as well. However, we urge you to consult with a qualified Social Security Disability lawyer, as there are many factors impacting  eligibility.

In order for your spouse and children to qualify for SSDI benefits, they must meet certain criteria, such as being your legal spouse or dependent child under the age of 18 (or up to age 19 if still in high school). Additionally, your spouse must have been married to you for at least one year before they can start receiving benefits.

It’s important to note that the total amount of benefits that can be paid to family members based on your work record is typically capped at around 150-180% of your full benefit amount. This means that if you have a spouse and multiple children who qualify for benefits, the total amount paid to all family members combined cannot exceed this limit.

Overall, SSDI benefits can provide financial support not only for you, but also for your spouse and children if they meet the necessary requirements. It’s important to consult with a Social Security representative or disability lawyer to fully understand the eligibility criteria and application process for family members to receive SSDI benefits.

Will workers’ compensation or other disability benefits affect the amount of my Social Security Disability?

Workers’ compensation and other disability benefits can affect the amount of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) you receive. The Social Security Administration (SSA) caps the total benefits at 80% of your pre-disability income. If the sum of workers’ compensation and SSDI surpasses this threshold, your SSDI benefits may be reduced.

Workers’ compensation is a state-funded program for employees injured on the job, providing benefits regardless of fault. SSDI, on the other hand, is federally-funded and supports individuals with severe disabilities hindering their ability to work. Both require thorough medical assessments for eligibility and typically pay monthly benefits.

The duration to obtain workers’ compensation benefits varies but may take up to two weeks or longer, depending on circumstances. SSDI approval requires meeting disability criteria and can take from seven weeks to over a year.

Denied benefits? Appeal with the help of our Florida Social Security Disability law firm

Many SSDI, and especially SSI candidates, are rejected each year. Rejected applicants can file an appeal that disputes the logic used to deny their application. They may also be able to present new evidence or medical records that show why their application should not have been denied.

If your benefits were denied, you have four opportunities to appeal the decision:

  1. Submit a request for reconsideration.
  2. If you disagree with the reconsideration decision, you may request a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ).
  3. If you disagree with the judge’s decision, you may request a review with the Appeals Council.
  4. If this decision is unsatisfactory to you, you may file a district court action with the U.S. District Court.

Securing the help of an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer in Florida can dramatically help your chances of a successful appeal. One of our SSD attorneys can review the extensive laws and regulations that apply to your unique case and use his or her knowledge of administrative law to predict what legal arguments provide the compelling evidence the SSA needs to approve your claim.

Know that if your SSD claim has been rejected, you do not have to accept the denial. The disability attorneys at Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd can help you determine your best legal strategies and assemble the right evidence to give your case a strong chance at success.

Navigate the complex Social Security Administration process with a Florida Social Security benefits lawyer

The complex formulas, laws, and exceptions to the Social Security Administration disability benefits programs can easily intimidate anyone. You may feel lost, confused, or even scared about your ability to qualify for these programs. Sometimes, even deciding which program would be the best fit for your needs can feel overwhelming.

Our lawyers are here to help. You can speak with an attorney who is ready to help you navigate the complex tangle of laws that can prevent so many from seeking the disability benefits they desperately require.

Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Florida Social Security disability attorneys in Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and Okeechobee.

They will help you decide what your next best steps are and give you the confidence to file an application or appeal that will likely bring you the financial relief you and your family need and deserve.

To arrange your free case review with one of our SSD attorneys, contact us online or call 866-930-6435 now.

How can we help?

Our experienced Treasure Coast disability attorneys specialize in helping individuals at any stage in the Social Security and Veterans’ Disability claims process, including appeals. We are experts and know exactly what to do to give you the greatest chance of winning your disability claim.

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Meet our social security disability attorneys

Louis Turco

social security disability & veterans’ disability

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Ian Lloyd

Social security disability & workers’ compensation

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Joy Greyer

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Randy Zeldin

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Social security disability FAQ

What is the difference between social security insurance (SSI) and social security disability (SSD)?


The most significant difference between SSI and SSD is that SSI is based on age/disability, whereas SSD is based on long-term disability. Other than this, Social Security and Disability are similar in many ways. Both are forms of federal government assistance designed to help people with disabilities make sure that they have the income they need to survive. But while both programs offer assistance, they have different ways in which they provide it. For example, how are SSI and Disability benefits calculated? Here are some things to know about the differences between SSI and Disability.

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Will workers’ compensation or other disability benefits affect the amount of my social security disability?


The short answer to this question is yes, your social security benefits will be affected. How much it affects them depends on many factors. To better understand why and to what extent your benefits will be affected, you should know the difference between these benefit programs and what the requirements are for each. Learn more about how Workers’ Compensation can affect SSDI benefits.

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Can my children or spouse receive social security disability benefits?


The short answer to this is yes, your spouse and your children may qualify to receive SSDI benefits. However, there are many caveats to this answer. To understand whether your children or spouse can receive SSDI, you should understand the SSDI family benefits process and requirements.

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