Pompano Beach, Florida is a coastal city in Broward County just north of Ft. Lauderdale. The city reported a population approaching 100,000 in 2010. The area is currently under revitalization and as such, the real estate industry I playing a more dominate role in the local economy, though law enforcement, civil service, education, and tourism and related service sectors are critical in the local employment market.
The Social Security Administrations Region 4 office in Atlanta, GA serves Pompano Beach and sees about 60,122 new SSD claims annually for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and distributes benefits payments to around 563,000 individuals as well.
SSDI benefits are designed to provide income for individuals who’ve been unable to hold a job for an extended period result of a long-term or permanent disability. In addition to having a disabling condition, you must also have sufficient work credits built up over the last decade in order to qualify for SSDI under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you do not meet the requirements for SSDI benefits, you may still qualify for SSI.
Apply for Pompano Beach Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for Pompano Beach Social Security Disability benefits is a complex process. It can also take a number of months to complete. The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves about 27 percent of the initial claims seen in the Atlanta regional office. The remaining claims – those initially denied benefits – must proceed through a second review and about 9 percent of SSD applicants are approved for benefits during the reconsideration.
For those SSD applicants who are denied a second time, the next step is to file an appeal, which sends the case before an administrative law judge to determine eligibility. Having the assistance of a Pompano Beach Social Security Disability attorney throughout this process increases your chances of receiving SSD benefits.
The majority of Pompano Beach disability claims which are denied are missing the appropriate medical records and other documentation. A Pompano Beach disability lawyer can review your case file and ensure you receive the appropriate medical tests and other procedures to sufficiently document your disability according to SSA guidelines and standards. He or she can increase your chances of receiving SSD benefits during the initial or second review stages of the application process. The Pompano Beach disability attorney can also argue your case at the appeals hearing if you must go before an administrative law judge.
Below is the Social Security office through which Pompano Beach disability benefit claims are processed:
Margate/Pompano Beach Social Security Disability Office
5195 Coconut Creek Pkwy,
Margate, FL 33063
Pompano Beach Social Security Disability Resources
In order to receive SSD benefits in Pompano Beach, you must show you’ve gotten ongoing treatment for the medical conditions which are causing your disability. This can be difficult with limited financial resources with which to pay for medical care. Here are some of the Pompano Beach disability resources for free and low cost medical services.
Annie L. Weaver Health Center
2011 NW 3rd Ave,
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Broward Community and Family Health Centers
168 N Powerline Rd,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Broward Outreach Center
1700 Blount Rd,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Your Pompano Disability Claim
It’s essential to have the appropriate medical documentation within your SSD claim. Before submitting your initial application to the SSA, you should consider having a Pompano Beach Social Security Disability lawyer review your case file. He or she can tell you if any documentation is missing and can help you get the right records into your file.
A Pompano Beach disability attorney can also walk you through the application and review processes, making it all easier to understand. Additionally, if you have to file an appeal or request a second review of your claim, your Pompano Beach disability lawyer can assist with these steps, including arguing your case before the administrative law judge in the hearing.
Pompano Beach disability attorneys charge no upfront fees for their services. They are only paid when their clients receive SSD benefits. To learn more about hiring a Pompano Beach Social Security Disability attorney or to receive a free case evaluation, click here.