Social Security Disability

, Social Security Disability

Individuals from across Florida come to Mateer & Harbert for comprehensive representation and practical advice regarding their rights to Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI.)  If an individual suffers from illness, injury, or severe disability; has been injured in an accident, became disabled prior to their 22nd birthday, or became disabled after serving in the military, he/she may qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Thinking about applying for SSD or SSI?
If so, our lawyers guide clients through every phase of obtaining Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, from filling out the initial application to handling a hearing in front of the Social Security Administration.

If my application for Social Security Disability is approved, how much money will I receive?
If you are approved for Social Security Disability, you could be entitled to a monthly check.
Every case is different. The amount is determined by your income and contribution to Social Security. There is a five-month waiting period for Social Security Disability benefits, and the benefit amount can be impacted by any workers’ compensation payments the individual may receive.

What if I have never worked?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to medically disabled individuals who may not have the work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability, and who are eligible for assistance based upon need. Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depends on the applicant’s income and assets.

Every claim is unique. Contact us for a free evaluation.
It is important to understand that each claim is unique. Some common medical conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income include:

  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Back injuries
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart conditions
  • Hip problems
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Knee injury
  • Kidney disease
  • Lupus
  • Loss of limb or amputation of limb
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neck injury
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Pulmonary issues
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Shoulder injury
  • Traumatic brain injury


When it comes to getting results, experience is everything. We know and understand Social Security Disability law and zealously guide our clients through every step involved. Call us today at 407-425-9044, or contact us online for a free evaluation.

Katherine S. Schwartz

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