When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Miramar, FL, it is not uncommon for the process to take several months. Your SSD application may take four to six months to go through the initial review, with only about 37 percent approval rates for SSD benefits at this juncture.
If your application is denied initially for Miramar disability benefits, you may request a reconsideration of your case, 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 to be brought in front of an administrative law judge at a hearing, 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 (SSA), an applicant must be disabled long-term or permanently and unable to work as a result prior to submitting an application. The disability must also be expected to last for at least 12 months.
Miramar Health Resources
Your Miramar application for SSD benefits 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 Disability Determination Services (DDS) office. At the DDS, the 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 your primary condition. You must also show documentation that you’ve received appropriate treatment for any other 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 Miramar disability resources for free and low cost health services to help.
Miramar Medical Center
11908 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
Other Nearby Resources:
Pembroke Pines Health Center
263 N University Dr
Hollywood, FL 33024
Broward Community Health Center
5801 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
West Park, FL 33023
Miramar 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 received ongoing care from an appropriate mental healthcare provider. Here are some Miramar disability resources for free and low cost mental health services.
The Treatment Center
14359 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33027
Devine Mental Health Services
Hopewell Center for Healthy Living
8910 Miramar Parkway, Suite 204
Miramar, FL 33025
Miramar Supplemental Security Benefits
If found eligible for Miramar disability benefits, you may also be eligible to receive 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 Miramar Social Security Disability Claim
A Miramar 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 Miramar 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 Miramar 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 Miramar social security lawyer.