When you submit an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Hollywood, FL, it is not unusual for several months to pass before it is reviewed. It is also important to understand that only about 27 percent of applicants are approved for benefits during the initial review. All others must request a reconsideration. If you are denied a second time, then you will need to file an appeal. An appeal will put your case before an administrative law judge at a hearing for a final decision on your eligibility. Overall, this entire process can take a year or longer.
Under the SSD guidelines of the Social Security Administration (SSA), an applicant must be disabled long-term or permanently and unable to work as a result.
Hollywood Health Resources
Your Hollywood application for SSD will be reviewed at the local Florida SSA office to which you submit it to ensure the file is complete and that all necessary forms are present. It is then forwarded to the Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation will be reviewed under the SSA’s eligibility guidelines. In order to receive SSD, you will need to show you have gotten medical care on a regular and consistent basis for the conditions causing your disability. Doing so with limited money coming in can be difficult. Here are some Hollywood disability resources for low cost and free health services to help you out.
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott St
Hollywood, FL 33020-2417
Broward Community Family Health Center
5010 Hollywood Blvd # 100-B
Hollywood, FL 33021-6516
Pembroke Pines Health Center
263 N University Dr
Hollywood, FL 33024
Hollywood Mental Health Resources
Perhaps the basis for your SSD claim is mental or psychological in nature. Or maybe a psychiatric or mental condition plays a part in your physical disability. Either way, you must show you’ve also receive ongoing care from an appropriate mental healthcare provider. Here are some Hollywood disability resources for free and low cost mental health services.
South Branch Adult Outpatient and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
1957 Jackson St
Hollywood, FL 33020
Hollywood Psychology Center
3595 Sheridan Street, Suite 103
Hollywood, FL 33021
Hollywood Supplemental Security Benefits
If you are found eligible for Hollywood disability benefits, you may also be able to get other assistance, including: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare and Medicaid. SSI covers living expenses, while Medicare and Medicaid pay medical costs and related expenses.
To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid Program Office – Area 10
1400 W Commercial Blvd, Suite 110
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Your Hollywood Social Security Disability Claim
A Hollywood disability benefits claim that contains substantial medical documentation has a stronger chance of approval, and having a Hollywood Social Security lawyer on your side boosts your chances even further. Paying for legal services with a limited income is often impractical, if not impossible, which is why a Hollywood Social Security attorney will charge no upfront fees. Only if you’re approved for SSD will the attorney be paid, receiving 25% (to a max of $6,000) of your retroactive benefits.
If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Hollywood disability attorney.