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Social Security Disability Tallahassee Florida

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The Social Security Administration provides for the Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and the Social Security Income (SSI). SSDI provides benefits for persons who are unable to work as a result of a disability. In this three-minute read, we will briefly discuss on some types of Social Security Disability Tallahassee Florida. Social Security Disability… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Vocational Expert

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Social Security Disability Vocational Expert At My SSD Hearing To obtain Social Security Disability benefits in Florida, you must be disabled. While this may seem obvious, the definition of “disability” utilized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a legal definition. To be disabled in the eyes of the SSA and thus entitled to… Read More »

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Social Security Disability for ADHD

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Can I Get Social Security Disability for ADHD?   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions suffered by Florida residents. Usually diagnosed in childhood, it often lasts into adulthood and can certainly affect one’s ability to function in a negative way. Can you get Social Security Disability… Read More »

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Can You Apply for Social Security Benefits If You Were Self-Employed?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

A self-employed person is as eligible for Social Security benefits as any salaried or hourly employee is. The questions for self-employed persons are, however, whether income has been reported properly and whether taxes have been properly paid. Upon retirement or disability, a self-employed person must have accumulated a minimum number of work credits to… Read More »

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How To Help Florida Seniors Protect Themselves from Fraud and Identify Theft

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

One of the most important duties we have to our elderly family members is to assist them in avoiding the numerable identity theft and other fraudulent schemes targeting them. According to the FBI, millions of seniors each year are victimized by identity theft and other scams utilizing the internet, e-mail, the US Postal Services,… Read More »

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How To Avoid Family Conflict When Planning Elder Care

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Even without the inherent stress of aging, many families are functional only in the broadest sense. That is, each family carries the weight of its own persistent conflicts. Adult children carry grudges instilled from childhood. Siblings hold resentments over decades-old perceived inequities. Aging parents want and need more than their busy, adult children can… Read More »

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How Have Social Security Benefits Changed in 2021?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Social Security benefits have changed in several ways in 2021. Whether you are considering filing for benefits or are currently receiving SSI or SSD, it is vital to be aware of the changing state of the program. Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase The most immediately pertinent benefit for those already receiving Social Security benefits is… Read More »

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How Florida SSD Attorneys Make Your Disability Hearing Easier

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Retaining the right Florida attorney to represent you in your disability claims process is one of the most important decisions you can make from the start. It is a common misconception that filing a disability claim is a matter of mere form-filling that can be easily accomplished without the aid of an attorney. In… Read More »

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Levels of Appeals in a Florida Social Security Disability Claim

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Did you file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and receive a denial? Don’t despair as you aren’t alone. Many applicants’ claims are denied on their initial application and may need to file an appeal. In fact, around 70% of SSD and SSI claims are denied upon first application. This situation is where retaining… Read More »

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