When applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Miami, FL, it’s not uncommon for the process to take several months. Your application may take four to six months to go through the initial review, with only about 37% approval rates SSD benefits at this juncture.
If your application is denied initially for Miami disability benefits, you may request it be reviewed again, though approval rates are still relatively low on the second assessment. If denied twice, you can appeal the decision, and your application will be scheduled for time in front of an Administrative Law Judge, though you should expect a significant wait – sometimes as much as a year or more – before your court appearance is scheduled and a final determination is made.
Under the SSD guidelines of the Social Security Administration, an applicant must be disabled long-term or permanently and unable to work for at least one year prior to submitting an application. To complete your claim for Miami disability benefits you may call the SSA at (800)772-1213, contact your local SSA office, or complete your application online.
If you need help finding an SSA office near you, call the number above, or visit the SSA Office Locator webpage.
Miami Health Resources
Your Miami application for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income will be reviewed by your local SSA office – which is also where you should submit all your initial documentation. After the local office has determined the application is complete, it will be forwarded to the Miami Disability Determination Services (DDS) office. At the DDS, your medical documentation of your disability will be thoroughly reviewed under SSA guidelines.
To receive benefits, you’ll need to show you’ve gotten the right treatment and ongoing medical care for any medical conditions that contribute to your disability. Paying for healthcare services can be a problem when you have limited financial resources. Here are a few Miami disability resources for free and low cost health services to help.
Better Way of Greater Miami
800 NW 28th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Camillus Health Concern, Inc.
336 NW 5th St.
Miami, FL 33128
726 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Jessie Trice Center for Community Health
5361 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33142
The Village South
400 NE 31st St.
Miami, FL 33137
Borinquen Health Care Center
3601 Federal Hw.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-6611 x608
James E. Scott Medical Clinic
7200 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33147
Helen B Bentley Family Health Center
3090 S Douglas Rd.
Miami, FL 33133
Carrie Maria Clinic
7835 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138
Miami 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 an appropriate mental healthcare provider. Here are some Miami disability resources for free and low cost mental health services.
Borinquen Behavioral Health Resources Center
100 NE 38th St.
Miami, FL 33137
ALPHA Community Mental Health Center
7811 SW 24 St., Suite 137
Miami, FL 33155
Continium Community Mental Health Center
801 NW 37th Ave.
Miami, FL 33125
Miami Supplemental Security Benefits
If found eligible for Miami disability benefits, you may also be eligible to receive other assistance, including: Supplemental Security Income, Medicare and Medicaid. SSI covers living expenses, while Medicare and Medicaid pay medical costs and related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Miami SSA District Office at:
Social Security Administration
11401 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33174
To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid Program Office – Area 11
8333 Northwest 53rd St., Suite 200
Doral, Florida 33166
Your Miami Social Security Disability Claim
A Miami disability benefits claim with substantial medical documentation has the highest chance of approval, but still nothing guarantees eligibility for SSD. What can increase your chances is hiring a Miami Social Security lawyer to assist with the application process and any appeals necessary.
Paying for legal services with a limited income is often impossible which is why a Miami Social Security attorney will charge no upfront fees for legal services. 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 Miami social security disability attorney.