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Social Security Benefits & Disability Insurance (SSD SSDI) Lawyer
St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Florida,, Clearwater - Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco Florida

Social Security Disability insurance benefits (SSD) are benefits paid to persons under age 65 who have met certain requirements as to disability and as to having paid in a certain amount to Social Security, usually through payroll deductions. The benefits are a monthly benefit, the amount of which is based upon the worker's prior earnings and also entitle the disabled worker to Medicare coverage beginning 24 months after eligibility for SSD benefits. There is a five (5) full month waiting period, meaning you cannot draw SSD benefits for five (5) full months after the month in which you first met the disability requirements. Subject to the five-month waiting period, your SSD benefits can be paid retroactively as far back as one (1) year prior to the date of your initial application.

Social Security Disability insurance benefits are not to be confused with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security old-age (retirement) benefits. Social Security old-age benefits, sometimes referred to as retirement benefits although there is no requirement that you actually retire, are benefits you receive upon reaching a certain age (minimum of 62) provided you have paid enough into Social Security to be fully insured. Social Security Disability insurance benefits are awarded if you meet certain eligibility requirements based upon work history and you meet the federal Social Security law definition of disability. Your assets and income are unimportant as long as you meet the definition of disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are not paid from the Social Security trust fund like the other two, but are paid from federal government general revenues and covers disabled persons who meet certain income and resource levels. You must meet the Social Security law definition of disability and meet other tests as to income and resources to qualify for SSI.

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For more information about your Social Security Disability claim, contact Florida Social Security Disability lawyer Dennis Palso for a free consultation.

Florida Social Security Disability Insurance attorney Dennis A. Palso represents claimants for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits in administrative hearings and before the Federal Appeals Council in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Largo, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, Dunedin, Gulfport, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, and Pasco County FL.

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