Pensacola SSI Disability Attorney
When you have suffered a debilitating injury or have a disability that prevents you from obtaining gainful employment, you are eligible to receive Social Security disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the federal government. However, filing for these benefits is often more complex than many people realize. To maximize your right to retain compensation, you should hire an experienced Pensacola Social Security disability attorney.
I am attorney Jon B. Gann, and I have 17 years of experience helping clients obtain Social Security disability benefits. From my office in Pensacola, I assist clients throughout the Florida Panhandle and Arkansas obtain the disability benefits they need to support their quality of life. I also handle appeals for denied claims before the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Navigating SSD and SSI Benefits
Social Security disability benefits, or Title 2 benefits according to federal law, are awarded to workers who have paid Social Security disability taxes from their paychecks while employed. SSI, or Title 16 benefits, are for those who either have never worked or are considered to have lost "insured status," meaning they have been out of work for a certain amount of time so as to be ineligible for Title 2 benefits.
The SSA is very strict about what types of mental and physical handicaps are considered debilitating. Some examples include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Type II diabetes
- Heart disease
- Chron's disease
- Complications from a stroke
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
How I Can Help
When it comes to SSD and SSI, a knowledge attorney is a valuable asset to attaining the benefits you need. I work directly with clients to fill out complicated forms and file the necessary paperwork with the Social Security Department.
If the claim is initially denied, I can file an appeal to reconsider. If necessary, I will pursue your interests before an appellate court. I will gather medical records and doctors' functional capacity examinations to persuasively demonstrate your right to receive benefits.
Maximize Your Success by Hiring a Skilled Lawyer
Statistics show that people who appear before a judge with an attorney tend to win more of their cases than those who choose to represent themselves. Contact me online or call 850-308-5447 or toll free at 888-818-1292 to schedule a free initial consultation. When you hire me, you hire me — not a paralegal or associate. I work with you directly from start to finish.