Port Saint Lucie Social Security Disability Resources

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Port Saint Lucie, 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 27% approval rates SSD benefits at this juncture.

If your application is denied initially for Port Saint Lucie 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 (SSA), 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 Port Saint Lucie 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.

Port Saint Lucie Health Resources

Your Port Saint Lucie application for SSD will be reviewed by your local Florida 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 Port Saint Lucie 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 condition causing or associated with your disability. Paying for healthcare services can be a problem when you have limited financial resources. Here are a few Port Saint Lucie disability resources for free and low cost health services to help.

Saint Lucie Women & Children Clinic
1871 SE Tiffany Ave, Suite 200,
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

University Medical Clinic
1853 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd,
Port Saint Lucie, FL
(772) 562-6127

HANDS Clinic
3855 S US 1,
Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Port Saint Lucie 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 Port Saint Lucie disability resources for free and low cost mental health services.

Visiting PsychMed
2550 SE Walton Rd,
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Namaste One Counseling
560 SE Port St Lucie Blvd,
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984

Unsworth Counseling
451 SW Bethany Dr, Suite 206,
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986

Port Saint Lucie Supplemental Security Benefits

If found eligible for Port Saint Lucie 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 learn more about SSI, contact the Port Saint Lucie SSA District Office at:

Social Security Administration
6810 S US Hwy 1,
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid Program Office – Area 9 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 300,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Your Port Saint Lucie Social Security Disability Claim

A Port Saint Lucie 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 Port Saint Lucie 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 Port Saint Lucie 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 Port Saint Lucie social security attorney.

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